A burial at sea: a mystery

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Publisher:
Minotaur Books,
Pub. Date:
[2011]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description

"Agatha Christie meets Patrick O'Brian in Finch's accomplished fifth whodunit set in Victorian England (after 2010's A Stranger in Mayfair ), the best in the series to date."

--Starred Review, Publisher's Weekly 9/12/2011

Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government. When an officer is savagely murdered, however, Lenox is drawn toward his old profession, determined to capture another killer. 1873 is a perilous time in the relationship between France and England. When a string of English spies is found dead on French soil, the threat of all-out war prompts government officials to ask Charles Lenox to visit the newly-dug Suez Canal on a secret mission.

Once he is on board the Lucy , however, Lenox finds himself using not his new skills of diplomacy but his old ones: the ship's second lieutenant is found dead on the voyage's first night, his body cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the temporarily retired detective to join in the hunt for a criminal. Lenox finds the trail, but in the claustrophobic atmosphere on board, where nobody can come or go and everyone is a suspect, he has to race against the next crime--and also hope he won't be the victim.

At once a compulsive murder mystery, a spy story, and an intimate and joyful journey with the Victorian navy, this book shows that no matter how far Lenox strays from his old life, it will always come back to find him.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780312625085
9781452624587
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDc80342b8-1595-0985-591e-6a062fcc1947
Grouping Titleburial at sea
Grouping Authorfinch charles
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-15 00:39:39AM
Last Indexed2019-11-15 03:56:40AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Langton, James.
authorFinch, Charles (Charles B.)
author2-roleLangton, James.
hoopla digital.
author_displayFinch, Charles
available_at_haxtunHaxtun Public Library
detailed_location_haxtunHaxtun Public Library - Large Print
display_descriptionIn March 1873 aristocratic sleuth Charles Lenox undertakes a delicate espionage mission to Egypt, where five British agents have been killed, apparently by the French. But soon after Charles's ship sets sail, the captain calls on him to dust off his deductive skills when a crew member is murdered and left eviscerated on the deck.
format_category_haxtunBooks
format_haxtunBook
idc80342b8-1595-0985-591e-6a062fcc1947
isbn9780312625085
9781452624587
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:263412633030Haxtun Public Library - Large PrintLP AF FIN1falsefalseOn ShelfHAXTUN
hoopla:MWT11248920Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11248920?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
itype_haxtunBook
last_indexed2019-11-15T10:56:40.036Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_haxtunLP AF FIN
owning_library_haxtunHaxtun Public Library
owning_location_haxtunHaxtun Public Library
primary_isbn9780312625085
publishDate2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:263412BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishMinotaur Books, [2011]viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm.
hoopla:MWT11248920eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishTantor Audio, 2011.1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_haxtun
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:263412633030On ShelfOn Shelftruetruetruefalsefalsetrue
seriesCharles Lenox chronicles
series_with_volumeCharles Lenox chronicles|5
subject_facetFiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
Historical fiction
Lenox, Charles (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Spy stories
title_displayA burial at sea
title_fullA burial at sea : a mystery [electronic resource] / Charles Finch
A burial at sea Charles Finch
title_shortA burial at sea
title_suba mystery
topic_facetFiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
Investigation
Lenox, Charles (Fictitious character)
Murder