The Fleet Street Murders

It's Christmas, 1866, and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox, recently engaged to his best friend, Lady Jane Grey, is happily celebrating the holiday in his Mayfair townhouse.

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405522186

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It's Christmas, 1866, and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox, recently engaged to his best friend, Lady Jane Grey, is happily celebrating the holiday in his Mayfair townhouse. Across London, however, two journalists have just met with violent deaths - one shot, one throttled. Lenox soon involves himself in the strange case, but he must leave it behind to go north to Stirrington, where he is fulfilling a lifelong dream: running for a Parliamentary seat. Once there, he gets a further shock when Lady Jane sends him a letter whose contents might threaten their nuptials. In London, the police apprehend two unlikely and unrelated murder suspects. From the start, Lenox has his doubts; the crimes, he is sure, are tied, but how? Racing back and forth between London and Stirrington, Lenox must negotiate the complexities of crime and politics, not to mention his imperiled engagement...

Murder on Fleet Street

The Ginger Gold Mystery series is set in 1920s England.

Author: Lee Strauss

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781774090770

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 443

The Ginger Gold Mystery series is set in 1920s England. If you're a fan of historical 20th-century authors such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, or contemporary authors like Rhys Bowen and Frances Brody, you're sure to like Ginger Gold!

The Charles Lenox Series

Here together for the first time in one eBook bundle are the first three books in the beloved series: A Beautiful Blue Death Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer Charles Lenox is pulled from his reverie when his lifelong friend Lady ...

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466888652

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 717

"The upper-class amateur sleuth is very much alive in Charles Finch's charming Victorian whodunits." -The New York Times Book Review In this critically-acclaimed, Agatha-Award nominated series The New York Times calls "beguiling," gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox investigates in the grand tradition of Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey. Here together for the first time in one eBook bundle are the first three books in the beloved series: A Beautiful Blue Death Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer Charles Lenox is pulled from his reverie when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help. Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is dead - an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. The September Society While searching for the missing son of a family friend, Lenox stumbles upon some rather dastardly secrets and soon discovers a secret group of young college students inovled in an organization called The September Society. Might they have something to do with the disappearance? And is he in for some danger himself? The Fleet Street Murders Across London two journalists have just met with violent deaths-one shot, one throttled. Lenox soon involves himself in the strange case, but must leave it behind to go north to Stirrington, where he is running for Parliament. Once there, he gets a further shock when Lady Jane sends him a letter whose contents may threaten their nuptials.

The Murder Gang

In turns fascinating, shocking and comical, this tale of true crime, media and social history will have you turning the pages as if they were those newspapers of old.

Author: Neil Root

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750987219

Category: True Crime

Page: 240

View: 596

They were an elite group of renegade Fleet Street crime reporters covering the most notorious British crime between the mid-1930s and the mid-1960s. It was an era in which murder dominated the front and inside pages of the newspapers – the ‘golden age’ of tabloid crime. Members of the ‘Murder Gang’ knew one another well. They drank together in the same Fleet Street pubs, but they were also ruthlessly competitive in pursuit of the latest scoop. It was said that when the Daily Express covered a big murder story they would send four cars: one containing their reporters, the other three to block the road at crime scenes to stop other rivals getting through. As a matter of course, ‘Murder Gang’ members listened in to police radios, held clandestine meetings with killers on the run, made huge payments to murderers and their families – and jammed potatoes into their rivals’ exhaust pipes so their cars wouldn’t start. These were just the tools of the trade; it was a far cry from modern reporting. Here, Neil Root delves into their world, examining some of the biggest crime stories of the era and the men who wrote them. In turns fascinating, shocking and comical, this tale of true crime, media and social history will have you turning the pages as if they were those newspapers of old.

The Mystery and Horrible Murders of Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Author: Peter Haining

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780584104257

Category: Murder

Page: 172

View: 550


A Beautiful Blue Death

And can Lenox find the answer before the killer strikes again—this time, disturbingly close to home? *BONUS CONTENT: This edition of A Beautiful Blue Death includes a new introduction from the author and a discussion guide

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429955331

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 801

On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, wants to do is relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist another chance to unravel a mystery, even if it means trudging through the snow to her townhouse next door. One of Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is dead – an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prudence dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by an elusive lack of motive in the girl's death. When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence? Or was it something else entirely, something that Lenox alone can uncover before the killer strikes again – disturbingly close to home?

When Fleet Street Calls

THE DÜSSELDORF VAMPIRE Dramatic story of the Jack - the - Ripper murders
at Düsseldorf - My adventures on the case - A surprising experience - Attack on
Frau Kühn - Murder of Rosa Ohlige - Of Rudolf Scheer - Disappearance of Maria
 ...

Author: John Clucas Cannell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Journalism

Page: 286

View: 990


A Stranger in Mayfair

In Detective Lenox, Lady Grey, and their circle of close associates, Charles Finch has created a cast of inviting, flesh-andblood characters.

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429949156

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 713

Returning from a continental honeymoon with his lifelong friend and new wife, Lady Jane Grey, Charles Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers both unsettling facts about the family he served and a strange, second identity that the footman himself cultivated. Going into the boxing clubs and public houses, the Mayfair mansions and servants' quarter of Victorian London, Lenox gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death. Soon a suspect is arrested, but Lenox has his doubts. Desperately trying to balance the opening of Parliament and what he feels sure is a dark secret, he soon discovers that the killer is someone shockingly innocuous—who may be prepared to spill blood again, even a detective's. In Detective Lenox, Lady Grey, and their circle of close associates, Charles Finch has created a cast of inviting, flesh-andblood characters. His evolving series, with its keen eye for period detail and razor-sharp plotting, offers readers an unparalleled brand of charm, sophistication, and suspense.

A Death in the Small Hours

From the critically acclaimed author of A Beautiful Blue Death and A Burial at Sea comes an intriguing new mystery in what The New York Times calls "a beguiling series" Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a ...

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250018161

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 201

From the critically acclaimed author of A Beautiful Blue Death and A Burial at Sea comes an intriguing new mystery in what The New York Times calls "a beguiling series" Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of regularly investigating the crimes of Victorian London now some years behind him, he plans a trip to his uncle's estate, Somerset, in the expectation of a few calm weeks to write an important speech. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops: broken windows, minor thefts, threatening scrawls. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley. Now, with his protege, John Dallington, at his side, the race is on for Lenox to find the culprit before he strikes again. And this time his victim may be someone that Lenox loves.

An Old Betrayal

In An Old Betrayal, the seventh book of Charles Finch's bestselling series of Victorian mysteries, a case of mistaken identity has Charles Lenox playing for his highest stakes yet: the safety of Queen Victoria herself.

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250038391

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 281

In An Old Betrayal, the seventh book of Charles Finch's bestselling series of Victorian mysteries, a case of mistaken identity has Charles Lenox playing for his highest stakes yet: the safety of Queen Victoria herself. On a spring morning in London, 1875, Charles Lenox agrees to take time away from his busy schedule as a Member of Parliament to meet an old protégé's client at Charing Cross. But when their cryptic encounter seems to lead, days later, to the murder of an innocuous country squire, this fast favor draws Lenox inexorably back into his old profession. Soon he realizes that, far from concluding the murderer's business, this body is only the first step in a cruel plan, many years in the plotting. Where will he strike next? The answer, Lenox learns with slowly dawning horror, may be at the very heart of England's monarchy. Ranging from the slums of London to the city's corridors of power, the newest Charles Lenox novel bears all of this series' customary wit, charm, and trickery—a compulsive escape to a different time.

Bouquets for Fleet Street

murder mystery the best story to splash , whereas the paper with a more selective
but tiny circulation would give that story little space , bury it in an inner page and
lead with an item of political news . Each from its own point of view would be ...

Author: Bernard Falk

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Autobiographies

Page: 427

View: 841


Fleet Street Annual

Prisoner Accused of Other Murders The Lord Chief Justice : It accuses the man
not only of the murder in respect of which he was remanded in custody , but of
other murders . Sir Walter Monckton : In peculiarly horrible circumstances .
Dealing ...

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The September Society

Then, just as Lenox realizes that the case may be deeper than it appears, a student dies, the victim of foul play. What could the September Society have to do with it? What specter, returned from the past, is haunting gentle Oxford?

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405522194

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 340

In the small hours of the morning one autumn day in 1866, a frantic widow visits detective Charles Lenox. Lady Annabelle's problem is simple: her beloved son, George, has vanished from his room at Oxford. When Lenox visits his alma mater to investigate, he discovers a series of bizarre clues, including a murdered cat and a card cryptically referring to the September Society. Then, just as Lenox realizes that the case may be deeper than it appears, a student dies, the victim of foul play. What could the September Society have to do with it? What specter, returned from the past, is haunting gentle Oxford? Lenox, with the support of his devoted friends in London's upper crust, must race to discover the truth before it comes searching for him...

A Burial at Sea

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.

Author: Charles Finch

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429980702

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 614

"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.

Memorials of Temple Bar with some account of Fleet street and the parishes of st Dunstan and st Bride London

In 1684 Fleet Street witnessed another execution , John Hutchins , convicted for
murdering John Sparks , a waterman , close to Serjeant's Inn , in the open ... In
the year 1733 , a most brutal murder , or murders , were perpetrated in the
Temple .

Author: Theophilus Charles Noble

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fleet Street (London, England)

Page:

View: 147


The Street of Disillusion

I believed it caused him to commit murder . But this is a story not only about me , it
is a story about the living , breathing Fleet Street ; and it would be unfair if I ended
the Christie chapter without paying a well - deserved tribute to the doyen of ...

Author: Harry Procter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Journalists

Page: 219

View: 399


Fleet Street Remembered

The principal event had been the murder of the previous president , so I went to
one fellow who claimed that he'd killed the former president and I asked him how
he'd been killed . He said , ' I killed him myself , I stabbed him . He had his walkie
 ...

Author: Tony Gray

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN:

Category: British newspapers

Page: 328

View: 843

"In the first section, Tony Gray tells the story of Fleet Street's connection with the written word from the Middle Ages to the arrival of the new technology ... The second and larger section of the book consists of a collection of memories from some forty-odd survivors of the great days of The Street ..." From dust jacket.

The Road Murder

London : 184 , Fleet - street . Free for fourteen stamps . NEW TALE OF
STARTLING INTEREST , price One Penny . • THE BLUE DWARF : ALE OF
MYSTERY , LOVE , AND CRIME , 17 wondrous record of a family mystery ,
hitherto buried in the ...

Author: Barrister-at-law

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Murder

Page: 63

View: 674


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FLEET STREET'S MURDER GANG Every newspaper has one or two men who
concentrate on crime reporting . They divide their time between Scotland Yard
and maintaining their own contacts with the underworld . When a crime story
breaks ...

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Fatality in Fleet Street

How this dreadful disaster is averted by his murder, and how, after many false clues and suspects, the guilty person is finally arrested, makes this book one of unusual interest to all mystery readers.

Author: Christopher St John Sprigg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909349759

Category:

Page: 298

View: 125

Unheard of for decades, a thrilling new edition of this ultra-rare classic! From the original cover: "It is the year 1937, and Lord Carpenter, Governing Director of Affiliated Publications, decides, against the wishes of the Premier and the opinion of the entire staff of the Mercury, that it is time to declare war on Russia. So powerful is he that only his death can frustrate this fatal policy. How this dreadful disaster is averted by his murder, and how, after many false clues and suspects, the guilty person is finally arrested, makes this book one of unusual interest to all mystery readers. It is impossible to give in a few words its tremendous scope, with a most ingenious and involved plot carried out by animate characters, drawn with great and psychological insight. An exciting and absorbing book which, once started, it is impossible to put down again before it is finished." Christopher St. John Sprigg wrote seven detective novels before his death, over 75 years ago at the age of 29, fighting in the Spanish Civil War. Of these, Fatality in Fleet Street is the most sought-after, and one of the rarest Golden Age detective novels. Oleander is delighted to have made this brilliant, complex and entertaining tale of politics, murder, deception and power back into circulation and available to mystery and crime fans around the world. LONDON BOUND - A series of classic crime novels, largely from the Golden Age of detective fiction, faithfully transcribed, re-set and reprinted by Oleander under the series name London Bound - owing, unsurprisingly, to their all being set in the nation's capital. The Series Editor, Richard Reynolds, is Chair of CWA Gold Dagger judging panel and crime specialist at the world-famous Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge. Period-style covers for each, whilst honouring the original, have been designed from scratch by Ayshea Carter, designer at the Fitzwilliam Museum.