By Charles Finch
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, units sail on a clandestine undertaking for the govt. while an officer is savagely murdered, even though, Lenox is drawn towards his outdated career, made up our minds to trap one other killer.
1873 is a dangerous time within the dating among France and England. while a string of English spies is located useless on French soil, the specter of all-out struggle activates executive officers to invite Charles Lenox to go to the newly-dug Suez Canal on a mystery mission.
Once he's on board the Lucy, besides the fact that, Lenox unearths himself utilizing now not his new abilities of international relations yet his outdated ones: the ship's moment lieutenant is located lifeless at the voyage's first evening, his physique cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the briefly retired detective to hitch searching for a legal. Lenox reveals the path, yet within the claustrophobic surroundings on board, the place not anyone can come or move and everybody is a suspect, he has to race opposed to the following crime—and additionally wish he won't be the victim.
At as soon as a compulsive homicide secret, a secret agent tale, and an intimate and cheerful trip with the Victorian army, this publication exhibits that irrespective of how a ways Lenox strays from his previous existence, it is going to continually come again to discover him.
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We came here to find out about the homesteads at Hidden Harbor, didn't we? Well, then, why not live near Hidden Harbor? " This scheme was readily applauded, and the three boys immediately set about carrying it out. Within a short time they had purchased a tent, cooking utensils, and necessary supplies for living out of doors. In a short while their taxi was jouncing merrily down a lonely road toward the sea. "There's the old Rand place," said the driver suddenly, pointing out a poorly kept estate just south of the road.
I prefer to say nothing about the affair," she said finally. "The Rands and the Blackstones have homesteads at Hidden Harbor. " The boys tried to inveigle her into telling more of the story, but in this they were unsuccessful. " she insisted. " "I think it has a great deal to do with the present trouble," Frank told her boldly. " she exclaimed, her eyes flashing. " "He was not only on the boat, but we saw him kneeling beside your father in the corridor after the wreck. He said Mr. " declared Joe.
When she concluded her story the boys did not doubt that much of the material for the plays had been inspired by the historic feud. Now they were faced with the problem of proving it. Without the assistance of both Rand and Blackstone it would be difficult. Finally the lads took their departure and returned to the campsite, where they found Chet in a state of great excitement. "I was hoping you would hurry back," he exclaimed. " Chet looked very mysterious. "I'm beginning to think I'm not such a poor detective myself," he said.
A Burial at Sea (Charles Lenox Mystery, Book 5) by Charles Finch