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

Overview

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:
45,287
File size:
0 MB

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