A Death in the Small Hours by Charles Finch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Charles Lenox is now a well-regarded member of Parliament, and has just been asked to deliver the keynote address at the opening of Parliament, an extremely great honor. When his uncle Frederick invites him to Everley to look into some reports of vandalism in the village, Lenox and his wife jump at the chance of a few days in the country. Lenox knows that he will be able to concentrate on writing his speech away from the hustle and bustle of London. Of course, the village vandalism is the just the tip of the iceberg, and before long a villager is murdered. As is the case in previous books, Lenox manages to untangle quite a web of deceit and criminal activity. Throughout the book, Lenox is also wrestling within himself; he knows he is an effective legislator but his heart is in the detective work he has largely given up. I'm looking forward to the next in the series as I think a decision may be looming.
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