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A Covent Garden Mystery
     

A Covent Garden Mystery

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by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
 

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Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realizes to his astonishment that she is his daughter, Gabriella. Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey.

Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner and a

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Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realizes to his astonishment that she is his daughter, Gabriella. Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey.

Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner and a man from the Thames River Police have asked Lacey to help them look into the disappearances of "game girls" from Covent Garden. The magistrates aren't interested in their fate, but perhaps Lacey can learn a thing or two. Lacey agrees and recruits old friends to help.

But when the goings-on in Covent Garden put his daughter in danger, Lacey's crusade turns personal. He will do anything, and call in any favor from anyone, in order to protect his own Gabriella.

Book Six in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

Editorial Reviews

Sherri Melnick
Realistically set in the sometimes unseemly environs of 19th-century London, the suspense is at an all-time high in this swiftly paced installment.
Leanne Davis
Ms. Gardner has crafted an excellent mystery to add to her continuing series of Captain Lacey.
Deborah Hern
The author writes, as always, with a real sense of the time and place, seamlessly weaving period details into the engrossing narrative. . . . Fans of historical mysteries won’t want to miss this one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490926841
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/21/2013
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
571,777
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(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 Covent Garden Mystery 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the latest in a series of Capt. Lacey mysteries that are excellent. Lacey is all that you could wish for in a gentleman investigator, and his friend Grenville is an added bonus. The only problem is that there aren't more of them!
justtoocool More than 1 year ago
I have so enjoyed this series of books. A really great read. Ihave bought everyone that has been released on the nook. I hope you intend to keep writing this series. You are a new author for me and i probably would never have found you but for the nook. I have so enjoyed discovering new authors through electronic book publishing - its like having a whole day in the library browsing - but to get back to ashleys books - more please more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good but it could have been way beter.. but overall a great book
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Not a favorite era for me nor is the dark side of london and think i will probably borrow the next in series hopefully they can spice up the series as am rsther tired of doxies and master criminals this is not the first series to falter because it depends more and more of sex and violence
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These historical mysteries are ideal for someone who wants to get away - a perfect novel to read while traveling This is #6 and it advances what a reader knows about the uber-villan as well as the main character. I've read all books available in the series this summer.
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Rosiolady More than 1 year ago
I've very much enjoyed every book I've read in this series. The characters seem real. I enjoy the action and adventure.
Readletter More than 1 year ago
As always, Ashley Gardner wrote another excellent book.
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Patti_Papineau More than 1 year ago
I am very impressed with the Captain Lacey books and I'm almost sad that I've read them all. I'll wait for the new ones. Hopefully, there will be more.
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