Book Review of A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox, Bk 1)

A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 4

I've been looking for a good English mystery and was hoping this was the beginning of a worthy series. I'll keep looking.

The setting was done very well and was the best part of the book. The characters seemed one dimensional, none had any real deapth, or a compelling back story to interest the reader. The dialog was confusing at times, and did not make sense to me. At first I thought it was the way of speaking in that time period, but I've read historicals many times and this just seemed off. And finally, the author seemed to have a hard time keeping focused; there were too many digressions. But I think my main objection is the lack of connection I felt to any of the characters.

I understand this is Mr. Finch's first book, and am more than willing to read the next one or even two in the hopes he progresses as an author.