I´m giving this book 2.5 stars because it isn´t so bad if you don´t expect it to be very accurate to the time or real life in general. It also finishes up a mystery started in the first book. I decided it was a nice place to stop reading the series since there isn´t anything left dangling that will leave me wondering.
In this book Lenox is interested in a double murder he read about in the papers. Two journalists were killed within 5 minutes of each other. When they arrest a man Lenox is certain they have arrested the wrong man but he can´t look into it seriously because he is suddenly whisked off to Stirrington to campaign for a seat for Parliament. He was planning to run after the current seat holder retired but when he suddenly passes away Lenox only has a few weeks to campaign. A lot is going on in London and he yearns to be back but he has to do his best to convince the people of Stirrington that he would look out for their bests interests.
At some point while reading the last couple books I started picturing Lenox in my mind as Mr. Magoo and I can just picture him bumbling around with his eyes clamped shut but somehow figuring out everything.
The part about him campaigning was really boring and lost my interest. Then, when it is over and....(show spoiler)