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The September Society (Charles Lenox, Bk 2)
The September Society - Charles Lenox, Bk 2 Author:Charles Finch Charles Lenox, Victorian private detective, has an opportunity to revisit his university days when he gets a case involving a missing second-year student at Lincoln College, Oxford. George Payson has vanished, leaving only an odd collection of items in the sitting room of his quarters: a frayed piece of string, half a tomato, a fountain pen, and... more » a card labeled "The September Society." Oh, yes, and a dead cat. Lenox re-explores his old haunts as he pieces together the clues, which eventually lead him back to London and the headquarters of the mysterious society.« less
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A first rate Victorian detective story! Charles Lenox is not quite the Sherlock Holmes, but infinitely more likable. This mystery has plenty of twists and turns to keep you quickly page turning. Charles is happily planning his trip to Morocco when he receives a request for help from an acquaintance to find her missing son. He travels to Oxford only to find plenty of clues but even more mystery. And the relationship between he and his neighbor, Lady Jane, is developing through the story in a most delightful way.