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Charles Finch


USA flag (b.1980)

Charles Finch is a graduate of Yale and Oxford. His debut in the Charles Lenox series, A Beautiful Blue Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award and named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2007. He lives in New York.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Literary Fiction
 
Novels
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Awards
Agatha Award Best First Novel nominee (2007) : A Beautiful Blue Death


Charles Finch recommends
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Devoured (2010)
(Hatton and Roumande Mystery, book 1)
D E Meredith
"An absorbing mystery, with an atmosphere that captures wonderfully the contrasts of science and superstition, of domesticity and imperial exoticism, that made the Victorian era so richly interesting."
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City of Women (2012)
David R Gillham
"Philip Kerr and Alan Furst have outdone their literary counterparts. Now, with his first novel, City of Women, David R. Gillham joins their rank."
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The Buried Giant (2012)
Kazuo Ishiguro
"Ishiguro is a brilliant novelist, a born novelist. . . . Inside his work, you feel it, that thrilling thing: a writer doing something actually different, something actually new. . . . [The Buried Giant] creates an entire field of unspoken meaning, illuminating the kind of elusive truths about love, time, death and memory that other novelists have to strain even to brush. . . . That’s the magic of true art. . . . When one day we send some unmanned capsule into the nameless depths of space to give and account of ourselves, it’s [Ishiguro’s] books I would include on our behalf."
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Barkskins (2016)
Annie Proulx
"Barkskins is masterful, full of an urgent, tense lyricism, its plotting beautifully unexpected, its biographical narratives flowing into one another like the seasons. Ambitious. . . A marvel. . .[Barkskins] is a long novel worth your time."
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The Ripper's Shadow (2017)
(Victorian Mystery , book 1)
Laura Joh Rowland
"Please let this be the start of a series. I went into The Ripper's Shadow wondering if I could care about another Jack the Ripper novel, and emerged at the end of it thrilled, off-balance, and astonished at how Laura Joh Rowland was able to bring Victorian England into such vivid life, and a story we all know into new relief. This is a fantastic read."
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The Halo Effect (2017)
Anne D Leclaire
"A mystery at once literate, intimate, and almost intolerably suspenseful - reminiscent of Louise Penny at her best."

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