If you are looking for a cozy mystery with the typical Sherlock Holmeseque feel, then this novel will not disappoint. Our main character, Charles is a member of the aristocracy who engages in amateur sleuthing with a whole host of supporting characters. The pacing is very slow and very dense storytelling. Finch skillfully leaves breadcrumbs to allow you to engage in the speculation but not enough to solve the case without Charles Lennox. If you don't mind sitting back and plodding through a mystery, then this novel is for you.