Youth. The refreshing eleventh installment in the Charles Lenox mystery series by Charles Finch is titled, The Woman in the Water. Instead of the mature Victorian detective from recent novels, we enjoy a prequel in this installment: Lenox’ first efforts at detecting. It will be no spoiler for fans that Lenox was a talented sleuth from the start. The writing is well-done, the plot engaging, the characters complex and the pace spot on. A civilized crime novel for intelligent readers is always a treat for those of us who enjoy this genre.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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