A Burial at Sea

A Burial at Sea

Book - 2011
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In 1873, retired detective and current Member of Parliament Charles Lenox sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government involving a string of English spy murders pertaining to the newly dug Suez Canal.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780312625085
0312625081
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. ; 22 cm

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kellianderson55
Mar 23, 2017

I would like for the library to obtain a CD of this book.

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maipenrai
Dec 07, 2016

(The fifth book in the Charles Lenox Mysteries series)

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lbeast
Nov 07, 2016

Charles Finch is a favorite author of mine, and I've read most of his work (I think). I've never had much interest in tales at sea, no matter what century, and was unsure about this one. But it is a great read. The mystery and the depiction of life on a sailing ship together make for a fascinating and engrossing story. I recommend it.

hgeng63 Jul 01, 2013

This is actually the 2nd time I've read this, & it's still diverting. I could not guess who was the murderer. However, I'm not going to buy my own personal copy. There is a recurring tic throughout--for example, on page 32: "What he couldn't know, of course, was that the first murder was less than a day away." On page 123: "Only the next morning did he hear that the first breath of that most dreaded movement had been whispered on board: mutiny." Annoying!

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