The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

From the critically acclaimed and USA Today bestselling author Charles Finch comes The Vanishing Man, the second in a prequel trilogy to his Charles Lenox Victorian series, in which the theft of an antique painting sends Detective Lenox on a hunt for a criminal mastermind. London, 1853: Having earned some renown by solving a case that baffled Scotland Yard, young Charles Le From the critically acclaimed and USA Today bestselling author Charles Finch comes The Vanishing Man, the second in a...

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Title:The Vanishing Man
Author:Charles Finch
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250311365
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Vanishing Man Reviews

  • LJ
    Apr 07, 2019
    First Sentence: Once a month or so, just to keep his hand in the game, Charles Lennox liked to go shopping with his friend Lady Jane Grey. Charles Lennox had success with his first outing as a Private Enquiry Agent and is now being called on by The Duke of Dorset to investigate the...
  • Cara Putman
    Nov 13, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoy the Charles Lenox mysteries, and this one was no exception. It is fascinating to get a sense of London in 1853, and to see a younger Charles Lenox. There's also a corking good mystery, with enough layers and twists to keep my happy and engaged. I enjoy the author's w...
  • Adrienne
    Feb 23, 2019
    I enjoy scholarly mysteries, and I loved the mystery in this novel. Charles Lenox is in good form, and there?s a certain amount of focus on how Lenox learned his trade. Lady Jane figures in the novel, as does Charles? brother Edmund. (I absolutely wanted to hug Edmund at a certain ...
  • Barb in Maryland
    Mar 01, 2019
    Enjoyed this second outing with young Charles Lenox, gentleman detective. The blurb gives a good idea of the basic plot, so I won't bother with a recap. The fun, for me, was in watching Lenox interact with the Duke of Dorset. He begins his job for the Duke in a properly deferential...
  • Mary
    Feb 21, 2019
    He just keeps getting BETTER. I've loved Charles Lenox from the very beginning, but each book Finch writes endears him to me a little more. Not only are the characters delightful and complex, but the plot is wonderfully researched and exposed tantalizingly. The addition of cousin L...
  • Catherine
    Feb 27, 2019
    I really do not know how these books just keep getting better, but somehow they do. The Vanishing Man is the second prequel to the Lenox series. I've been reading this series for years, and last year's The Woman in the Water was such a joy to read. This is a series that is so well-w...
  • Linda Baker
    Feb 12, 2019
    The second prequel of the long-running Charles Lenox series after last year's The Woman in the Water shows the 26-year-old Lenox at somewhat of a career ebb. This ebb occurs after Lenox has solved a case that Scotland Yard could not. A summons comes from the immensely rich and powerful...
  • Shoshana
    Feb 19, 2019
    The arrival of a new Charles Lenox book is always a day to be treasured. The creation of Charles Finch, Lenox is an aristocrat, a former Member of Parliament, and a private detective. The books are set in Victorian London, and so far there hasn?t been a dud in the bunch; this book be...
  • Benjamin Thomas
    Nov 04, 2018
    London, 1853. Young Charles Lenox is still learning his chosen trade of private instigator/detective (he isn?t quite sure what to call himself). Business has been very slow to come his way, but he finally lands a whale in the form of none other than the Duke of Dorset. Seems the Duke...
  • Paula
    Feb 12, 2019
    Young Charles Lenox is called upon by the Duke of Dorset, one of England?s most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the Duke?s great-grandfather has been stolen from his private study. But the Duke?s concern is not for his ancestor?s portrait; hiding in plain sight nearby...
  • Judy Lesley
    Dec 05, 2018
    Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books for an eGalley of this novel. I liked this book but didn't find it engrossing. I could put it down and go away without feeling that tug in my mind to hurry up and get back to reading it. This is the second book in a pre...
  • Sophia
    Feb 03, 2019
    We come to the second book in a trio of prequel stories in the Charles Lenox series that go back to the beginning when Charles is first getting started on his amateur detecting work. This latest mystery brings him into contact with the powerful Duke of Dorset's household, an old family...
  • Susan Johnson
    Feb 23, 2019
    I so enjoyed this second prequel to the Charles Lenox series. It's so much fun to go back and see how how he developed his career and honed his skills and contacts. I love seeing the interactions between the characters at the beginning of their relationships. It really made me smile. ...
  • Michelle Kidwell
    Feb 14, 2019
    The Vanishing Man A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series by Charles Finch St. Martin?s Press Minotaur Books Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 19 Feb 2019 I am reviewing a copy of The Vanishing Man through St.Martin?s Press/Minotaur Books and Ne...
  • Constance
    Nov 26, 2018
    I have read the main series about Charles Lenox and when the author Charles Finch wrote the first prequel I was a bit frustrated. I wanted to read the continuing story of Charles Lenox and the friends I had grown to enjoy, to see how the story unfolded not go back and read about young ...
  • Kate Baxter
    Nov 09, 2018
    4.5 out of 5 stars The early and formative years of young Charles Lenox, as private investigator/detective extraordinaire continue in this second prequel of the Charles Lenox mystery series by talented writer, Charles Finch. The story opens in London, 1853, three years following Lenox...
  • Santhi
    May 08, 2019
    I was set on 4 stars until the brotherly love changed my mind ;D ...
  • Charles Finch
    Oct 20, 2018
    So keep this under your hat, but INSIDE the Vanishing Man is the complete text of the much anticipated, oft-delayed final Game of Thrones book "The Winds of Winter"! Give five stars and pass along the word please! ? ...
  • Jim
    Apr 18, 2019
    All of the Lenox novels are generally charming, and keep the readers that have been hooked waiting for the next installment. This one falls a bit short for me, with a featured story that never really held my interest, and a side story that just didn't seem important enough to even be i...
  • Jeanette
    Jun 03, 2019
    Despite this being in the 1850's (Victoria's growing family years with Albert intact) of gritty London, I can't imagine a more cozy series for the telling. It's good, but it holds some flaws. For one, it moves quite slowly in the first half and holds considerable repetition. Most espec...
  • Beth
    Feb 27, 2019
    I love books that tell an interesting story and have interesting characters and I want to know what happens, but I don?t have to rush through it to find out what happens. I can read a bit each day and enjoy it. This was that. ...
  • Helen Howerton
    Jan 21, 2019
    Much as I like Charles Lenox and his adventures, in reading The Vanishing Man I recall why I don?t necessarily enjoy prequels. Faithful readers of the books by Charles Finch know what has happened in the lives of Lenox, his next-door neighbor Jane Grey, and even Graham, his faithful ...
  • Katherine Collmer
    May 05, 2019
    After reading the Charles Lenox books back-to-back this past summer, I was thrilled to find that Charles Finch was going to take his readers back even further in history so that we could learn about Lenox?s early life, First with The Woman in the Water and now The Vanishing Man. It w...
  • Deanna
    Feb 24, 2019
    Finch?s mysteries are ironically soothing, atmospheric and nice to the core without straying near the cozy line. Interesting historical and etymological Easter eggs sprinkled through a murder-theft-literary mystery. It?s a reliable series I go to as soon as there?s a new release....
  • Kathy
    Mar 11, 2019
    I have enjoyed all of the Charles Lenox books and thought this portrayal of a younger, somewhat peppier version of the gentleman detective rather fun. In a twinkling he looks over a walled embankment seeing a couple skiffs at rest and yells down to ask if he can hire a ride, climbing o...
  • Melissa Dee
    Feb 13, 2019
    I?m a big Charles Finch fan, and this, the second prequel in the Charles Lenox series, is a very good addition! Finch?s language is measured and stately, and matches Lenox?s seriousness well. The book is full of the unexpected love of families, the peculiarity of the British aris...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Jan 26, 2019
    Series: Charles Lenox Mysteries ? Prequel #2 Publication Date: 2/19/19 Number of Pages: 304 The Vanishing Man is a wonderful addition to the Prequel series for Charles Lenox Mysteries and it is set three years after the first of the prequel novels A Woman In The Water. As always...
  • Sandra
    Mar 01, 2019
    I do enjoy the Charles Lenox stories and consistently read these books. The atmosphere and characters are beautifully drawn. This installment was very entertaining, but there were times that I was abruptly pulled out of the narrative. For example, there was a reference to a green banke...
  • OLT
    Mar 04, 2019
    A few years back I read perhaps three or four Charles Lenox mysteries, the ones taking place in the 1860s, when Charles was already established as an upper-class private detective. Author Finch now is providing us with some prequels set in the 1850s, in which a younger Lenox is trying ...
  • Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass
    Feb 25, 2019
    I've missed Charles so much! ---- Edit: 03.03.2019 - Sooo... I've listened to this book twice in a little over a week. I decided to restart the series and took the opportunity to relisten tothis title. SO GOOD!!!!!!! ...