Slavery. The third prequel to the popular Charles Lenox mystery series by Charles Finch is a novel set in 1855 titled, The Last Passenger. Young Charles matures in this installment as he falls in love while solving a complicated murder case. Finch focuses on an important issue of that time around the world: slavery. As usual, the fine writing exposes deep understanding of human nature. The characters are interesting and complex. The plot entertains and the mystery is clever. Fans of crime fiction and this series are those most likely to enjoy this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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