Title: An East End Murder Author: Charles Finch Published: November 15th 2011 by Minotaur Books Format: Kindle Edition, 32 pages Genre: Mystery Series: Charles Lenox Mysteries #4.5
This quick novella can easily be skipped since there is no forward momentum within the series and just another way of teasing the reader into reading the included first chapter of the next book in the series.
It appears the constable’s first call is to Charles Lenox when a local man is found strangled and an interesting twist in the story appears on the back of the man’s neck in the shape of initials. Charles is out of his element in this seedier part of town, but there is something interesting going on and it is not until Charles tracks down Phil Jigg’s lodgings and sees an orphanage on site that helps him to put the pieces together.
Unless you need to fill in an hour, I would say to skip it and just move onto the next book “A Burial at Sea”.