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A Body in Berkeley Square
     

A Body in Berkeley Square

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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 has been found 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

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London, 1817.

A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy has been found 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 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 hunt for evidence uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey's and Brandon's own private war.

Book 5 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781490921846
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
726,117
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Meet the Author

Award-winning author Ashley Gardner also writes as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Under both names-and a third, Allyson James-Gardner has written more than 50 published novels and novellas in mystery, romance, and urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for and won several RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice awards (including Best Historical Mystery for The Sudbury School Murders), and Romance Writers of America's RITA. Ashley's books have been translated into a dozen different languages and have earned starred reviews in Booklist. The Hanover Square Affair spent weeks as the #1 bestselling historical mystery on Amazon Kindle; the entire series spending months in the top 10.

More about the Captain Lacey series can be found at www.gardnermysteries.com. Or email Ashley Gardner at gardnermysteries@cox.net

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A Body in Berkeley Square 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day,it kept me turning the page to see what would happen next. The whole series is great .
bookworm11SD More than 1 year ago
I've really enjoyed reading the Captain Lacey series. When I found this series on B&N, several titles were available. I purchased and read all of them in quick succession. But now I'm on a monthly ration. The newer re-release titles are available one per month. Sometimes a month is just too long! I know the stories will have to end at some point, but I hope it's not for a while longer.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1817, former military Sergeant turned Bow St. runner Milton Pomeroy shows Captain Gabriel Lacey the corpse of Henry Turner stabbed to death with the knife in his chest. Milton explains that the body was removed from the crime scene in order to not interfere with the crème de crème ball hosted by Lord Gillis. Upon seeing the murder weapon Lacey knows it belongs to Colonel Aloysius Brandon, who won it from him in a Peninsular card game. --- Lacey detests his former friend and superior officer Brandon, who previously told Pomeroy he has no idea how his knife ended up in Turner¿s chest. The sleuth is tempted to let the Colonel take the fall as he knows he could make a case since Brandon had the opportunity and the means, and a motive shortly surfaces too. Will Lacey ¿settle¿ on Brandon, who everyone from the Earl hosting the ball to Pomeroy assumes committed the homicide? By doing so Lacey would avenge several affronts Brandon did to him or will he seek justice by continuing his investigations? His traitorous gut tells him the Colonel is being framed with too much easily available proof for someone as diabolical as Brandon has become. --- The latest Captain Lacy Regency police procedural, A BODY IN BERKELEY SQUARE, is a fabulous who-done-it starring an ethical hero who faces a moral dilemma as he finally has the opportunity, the means and the motive to get away with vengeance. The who-done-it is so cleverly devised that crime scene investigators would cherish working such a case. However, the key to this strong entry in one of the best historical mystery series in recent years remains how hard Lacey is trying to uncover the identity of the killer. --- Harriet Klausner
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
OMG  They keep getting better and better........................................................................ First of all kudos to the author for putting the number on the books.   It makes it that much easier to read the books in order.  I'm up to 5 and so far they have all been  terrific...   But Iin the last one I thought the characters of Captain Brandon and Louisa were getting a little tiresome.  Wrong.  This whole book centers on them and turns out to be another great mystery.  I'm so glad I found this series.  Way above average.
Readletter More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Captain Lacey stories. In fact, I think I'm in love with Captain Lacey. Can't wait until the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Captain Lacey mysteries! Keep them coming!
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I have all in this series and theyre VERY GOOD. Hope more to come!
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ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
Great Mystery Series! Must Read! Can't wait for more!
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