When: Mon., March 28, 7 p.m. 2016
Gentleman-detective Charles Lennox is in the thick of not one but two mysteries in Charles Finch's new novel, Home by Nightfall. All of Victorian London is atwitter about the disappearance of a brilliant foreign pianist. It's the sort of case that's comfortably within Lennox's bailiwick, but he's suddenly called home to Sussex by his bereaved brother. Once ensconced at the ancestral country home, Lennox is apprised of a series of mysterious thefts and break-ins in the village. Together the Lennox brothers work on solving this string of seemingly petty crimes, but Charles quickly surmises that as grave a danger is lurking in Sussex as in London -- and that city has yet to disgorge the missing musician. Finch discusses and signs copies of Home by Nightfall at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-994-3300 or www.slcl.org). Admission is free, and Left Bank Books will be selling copies of the book at the event.
Price: free admission