Gilded. The fourteenth crime novel by Charles Finch featuring protagonist Charles Lenox is set in 1878 and titled, An Extravagant Death. Prime Minister Disraeli has a good reason for Lenox to be away from London, and thanks to advice from his wife, Lady Jane, Charles negotiates a trip to the United Sates as the representative of the Queen. On route from New York City to Boston, Lenox is lured to Newport, Rhode Island where a young woman has been murdered. Most of the action of the novel takes place in the Gilded Age cottages of the very wealthy. Readers even get to peek inside one of Lady Astor’s balls. Fans of crime fiction will enjoy an engaging plot with a fascinating cast of characters. Finch leaves readers hanging at the end of this novel about what Lenox will do next. Personally, I’m open to anything that this author dreams up for this finely drawn character. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase An Extravagant Death from amazon.com.