The Woman in the Water

The Woman in the Water

This chilling new mystery in the USA Today bestselling series by Charles Finch takes readers back to Charles Lenox's very first case and the ruthless serial killer who would set him on the course to become one of London's most brilliant detectives. London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard This chilling new mystery in the USA Today bestselling series by Charles Finch takes readers back to Charles Lenox's v...

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Title:The Woman in the Water
Author:Charles Finch
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250139465
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:292 pages pages

The Woman in the Water Reviews

  • K
    Feb 08, 2018
    #charlesfinch #charleslenox Loved this prequel to the Lenox series, my first, appropriately so. Good characters, well defined and well written. Droll. Sharp. Well done. P. S. Thanks, Goodreads and Edelweiss, for the ARCs. ...
  • LJ
    Mar 02, 2018
    First Sentence: For a little more than an hour on the May morning in 1850, the only sound in the flat in St. James? Square was the rustling of newspapers, punctuated occasionally by the crisp shear of a pair of sharpened scissors through newsprint. Twenty-three-year-old Charles Le...
  • JanB
    Mar 23, 2018
    It's the Victorian Age, and Charles Lenox, a member of the upper class, is fresh out of Oxford and interested in a career as an investigator with the police department. Being a new profession, he?s having trouble being taken seriously by Scotland Yard. Then along comes a series of le...
  • Marilyn
    Feb 26, 2018
    I enjoyed this prequel to the novels I have devoured over the past few years. I thought the combination of Lenox as a new investigator, his relationship to his family, his pining for Elizabeth and the complex crime he was dealing with was a good balance of all the things I like best ab...
  • Marialyce
    Apr 03, 2018
    3 this book started off so well stars I did enjoy this prequel to the Charles Lenox series. Not having read any of the books in the series, this book was good for me to start with since it introduced the characters and provided some background information on them. While I did enjoy ...
  • Jan
    Dec 17, 2017
    What a great idea! This is a prequel to an existing series. It provides the reader with an introduction to Charles Finch and his friends and colleagues with humor and tension and a cracking good case! I?ll be reading more in the series! ...
  • Mary Truitt Hill
    Jun 24, 2017
    How delightful to spend some time with the young Charles Lenox and so many of the friends and acquaintances we will come to know in the later books of the series! I hope there will be more stories of the young Lenox. ...
  • Tonstant Weader
    Apr 04, 2018
    The Woman in the Water is the eleventh in the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch, but it takes us back to when Lenox was just twenty-three years old. He?s forty in the first book, so it?s a long trip back in time, but it does suggest there is a lot of potential for more stories....
  • Kay
    Jul 09, 2018
    I'm obsessive about starting any book series with the first book and working my way through. Although I had read (and thoroughly enjoyed) "A Beautiful Blue Death" quite a few years ago, I was reminded of the series again when my library showed they had acquired the audio of the latest ...
  • Patty
    Feb 22, 2018
    Title...The Woman In The Water Author...Charles Finch My " in a nutshell" summary... This is a prequel to this series. It is the story of just how Charles began his career as a private investigator. He is young...only 23...and living on his own for the first time. He wants t...
  • Linda Baker
    Feb 09, 2018
    In the most recent Charles Lenox series entry, author Charles Finch has provided a prequel set in 1850 detailing Lenox's first important case. Lenox, second son of a baronet, is newly "down" from Oxford and establishing a household of his own for the first time. His ambitions, either t...
  • Lilyane
    Feb 26, 2018
    Simply put, this is Charles Finch's best book yet - and I loved reading it. I felt as though I was sitting down with Charles Lennox and having a bit of a chat, learning about his life, his friends, his relatives, and his burgeoning detective business. Just him and me - lovely. All o...
  • Julie
    Mar 25, 2018
    I truly enjoyed this prequel to one of my favorite detective series. I love this author's writing that is a wonderful blend of insight into human relationships and masterful storytelling. I listen to the audiobook versions as the narrator, James Langton, portrays the characters masterf...
  • Tasha
    Jan 11, 2018
    This is my introduction to the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch and I was excited to read this, the prequel. I feel that my experience was not as invested as those who have already read from the series so with that being said, it was enjoyable and it whetted my interest in the ser...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 21, 2018
    A historical mystery series, set during the Victorian age, that I have read from the first. This though is a prequel, and we meet a young Lennox, when he is only 23, starting out in his crime solving career. When a letter to the newspapers, boasting about committing the perfect crime...
  • Sophia
    Feb 15, 2018
    After spending time following along with the intuitive, Victorian era, middle-aged detective and his friends, I was more than eager when I discovered that this latest release would take readers back to the early days of Charles Lenox's first celebrated case. The Woman of the Water i...
  • Susan Johnson
    Dec 15, 2017
    For the eleventh entry in the Charles Lenox series, the author has written an entertaining prequel that sets up the characters well. Lenox is 23 and just done with Oxford. As the second son of a baronet, he is at loose ends with no need to earn money and two desires- to travel and to ...
  • KC
    Feb 18, 2018
    1850 London. Charles Lenox is 23, just finishing up his education at Oxford and is determined in becoming a consulting detective with Scotland Yard. His first case occurs after a sailors trunk washes up on shore with a woman's body stuffed inside. Soon, a second victim is discovered an...
  • Charles Finch
    Jul 07, 2017
    This is the first ever 100-star book in my humble opinion. I have written to Goodreads and am hoping they add a unique "100-star" rating just for the book, will keep you apprised of any response I get! ...
  • Sheila
    Mar 11, 2018
    What a delight to get to know the youthful Charles! Not only do we learn the beginnings of his detective work (dare I say he work?), but of the many relationships I have come to love. Again, a thrilling tale with questions at the end that I will not pose to avoid spoiling. ...
  • Paula DeBoard
    Mar 19, 2018
    from http://www.paulatreickdeboard.com/pau... I always feel like the cool kid when I?m reading a book that is just out, but the truth is that I have Louise Penny?s recommendation to thank?I follow her FB page?and in a happy coincidence, the book was available in my library?...
  • Kathy
    Apr 01, 2018
    I have faithfully read and enjoyed each book in the Charles Lenox series, and this new prequel is no exception. There is a meticulous tending of each character along with a faithful portrayal of Victorian London. With Charles at age 23 we get to see him enjoying exercise rowing the Tha...
  • Daniella Bernett
    Mar 15, 2018
    "The Woman In The Water" is a cerebral, polished and highly entertaining mystery. Charles Finch takes an introspective journey into the past to provide a richer portrait of Lenox and his fellow characters, whom readers have come to care for deeply. With master brushstrokes, Finch unrav...
  • Critterbee❇
    Dec 23, 2017
    Excellent. I simply adore Charles Finch's writing. We return to Victorian-era England, meet a much younger Charles Lenox, and witness his first real case as a detective. He is 23 years old and living on his own in London. His parents are present, and the parts with his Father and M...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Feb 09, 2018
    WOW! I am in awe of Charles Finch and his writing and I'd give this book more than 5-stars if I could. This has to be the absolute best book of the Charles Lenox Mystery series so far. While it is shown as book #0 in the series because it is a prequel, it is actually something like the...
  • Beata
    Jul 12, 2018
    A light summer read for fans of Charles Lenox and a Victorian mystery. Lenox is in his early twenties and has just started his amateur career as a detective. Liked both the characters & the language. ...
  • megs_bookrack
    Apr 11, 2018
    My final rating is 3.5-stars for this book. The Woman in the Water is a prequel to the Charles Lenox Mysteries series, of which there are currently 10 books. I have read the first book in the series, A Beautiful Blue Death, and enjoyed it quite a bit. When I saw that a prequel was comi...
  • Alaina
    Mar 24, 2018
    I love me some murder mystery audiobooks! The Woman in the Water is a prequel to the Charles Lenox Mysteries series. It was highly enjoyable and so freaking addictive. It kind of reminded me of Sherlock Holmes in a way. Now I a haven't read any books dealing with that specific chara...
  • M.
    Dec 01, 2017
    Really good read, I look forward to reading more in the series. ...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Mar 13, 2018
    I'm a newbie to this series but reading the prequel was highly enjoyable! If you are looking for a great murder mystery with a Sherlock Holmes kind of feel I think you would find this series highly entertaining! These books are definitely going on my TBR so I can embark myself into thi...