A Body in Berkeley Square (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #5)

A Body in Berkeley Square (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #5)

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by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
     
 

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London, 1817

A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey's former commander, Colonel Brandon.

Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested, and claims, to Lacey's shock, that the lady he'd…  See more details below

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London, 1817

A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey's former commander, Colonel Brandon.

Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested, and claims, to Lacey's shock, that the lady he'd stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realizes that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon's guilt--all present, including Brandon's wife, believe that Brandon committed the murder.

Colonel Brandon's reticence to tell the truth proves to be Lacey's greatest obstacle in his race against time to prove Brandon's innocence. Lacey's relationship with Lady Breckenridge moves forward while his hunt for evidence to clear Brandon uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey's and Brandon's private battle.

Editorial Reviews

RT BookReviews - Sheri Melnick
Lacey is the perfect Regency protagonist--a gentleman with a kind heart and a keen sense of intelligence. The mystery is carefully wrought, and the characters are well developed, each with a distinctive personality. With each installment, Gardner reveals more secrets about the pasts of the main characters. --RT BookReviews
Fresh Fiction - Suan Wilson
Ashley Gardner develops characters from all walks of Regency life, which enhances her plot and adds depth and substance to the tale. --Fresh Fiction
Sheri Melnick
Lacey is the perfect Regency protagonist--a gentleman with a kind heart and a keen sense of intelligence. The mystery is carefully wrought, and the characters are well developed, each with a distinctive personality. With each installment, Gardner reveals more secrets about the pasts of the main characters.
Suan Wilson
Ashley Gardner develops characters from all walks of Regency life, which enhances her plot and adds depth and substance to the tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012786531
Publisher:
Ashley Garder / Jennifer Ashley
Publication date:
06/26/2011
Series:
Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
57,701
File size:
284 KB

Meet the Author

Award-winning Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Under both names--and a third, Allyson James--Ashley has written more than 35 published novels and novellas in mystery and romance. Her books have won several RTBook Reviews Reviewers Choice awards (including Best Historical Mystery for The Sudbury School Murders), and the Romance Writers of America�s RITA (given for the best romance novels and novellas of the year). Ashley�s books have been translated into a dozen different languages and have earned favorable reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. More about the Captain Lacey series can be found at

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