A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, Charles Lennox likes to spend his winter afternoons with a cup of tea, a good book, and a blazing fire. But when his good friend and neighbor Lady Jane asks him to help solve a crime he cannot refuse. Lady Jane's former made Pru Smith has turned up at her new job dead of an apparent suicide. Lennox accompanied by his good friend, Dr. Thomas McConnell and his valet, Graham investigate and soon deduce that Pru was murdered by a rare poison and the race is on to discover how the girl was killed and why.
A fascinating glimpse into Victorian England and a first class mystery as well.
For more Charles Lennox mysteries try:
The September Society
The Fleet Street Murders
A Stranger in Mayfair
A Burial at Sea
A Death in the Small Hours
An Old Betrayal
For more Victorian mysteries try:
The Yard by Alex Grecian
The William Monk series by Anne Perry
The Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series by Anne Perry
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories