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A Regimental Murder (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #2)
     

A Regimental Murder (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #2)

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by Ashley Gardner
 

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London 1816

Returning home through a sticky London night in July 1816, Captain Gabriel Lacey is surprised to spy a well-dressed, elegant woman stride to the middle of an unfinished bridge. Following her in curiosity, Lacey is on hand to rescue her from an attack by a footpad. As grateful as she is for the help, the lady refuses to give her name and direction,

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London 1816

Returning home through a sticky London night in July 1816, Captain Gabriel Lacey is surprised to spy a well-dressed, elegant woman stride to the middle of an unfinished bridge. Following her in curiosity, Lacey is on hand to rescue her from an attack by a footpad. As grateful as she is for the help, the lady refuses to give her name and direction, and so Lacey takes her to his own rooms in a street off Covent Garden to rest.

He discovers that she is one Lydia Westin, wife of Colonel Roehampton Westin, who has recently been accused of murdering an English officer in Portugal during the Peninsular War. Before he could come to trial, however, Colonel Westin was found dead at the foot of the staircase in his own house.

Lydia Westin, to Lacey's surprise, declares he was murdered and that she knows the culprits' identities. Intrigued, Lacey begins to investigate, and soon finds himself mired in scandals past and present, with a journalist dogging his footsteps, eager to print Lacey's latest adventure.

Lacey also becomes embroiled with Lydia, a lady with many secrets, and with James Denis, who continues his quest to bring Lacey under his thumb.

Lucius Grenville returns in this installment, the rich man-about-town who has become Lacey's sidekick. The story also contains the first appearance of Lady Breckenridge.

Book 2 of the Captain Lacey Regency mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

Editorial Reviews

RT BookReviews - Sheri Melnick
Lacey is a thoroughly likeable character, a man both physically and emotionally scarred by the devastating effects of war. Readers will eagerly anticipate the next installment.
Round Table Reviews - Sheila Oropallo
A Regimental Murder is an exciting, read-it-in-one-sitting novel, thoroughly enjoyable with genuine edge-of-the-seat suspense.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012278432
Publisher:
Ashley Garder / Jennifer Ashley
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Series:
Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
76,657
File size:
285 KB

Meet the Author

Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym for NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley, who also writes as award-winning author Allyson James. Jennifer / Ashley writes mysteries, romances, urban fantasy and mainstream fiction. Visit the Ashley Gardner site: for more information on the Captain Lacey mystery series or for more information on her other works.

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A Regimental Murder 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to read a nice period piece without sex being the main topic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written mystery novel with complex characters and good plot. This is not a fluffy romance novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good series! Well written, very complex set of characters that are compelling all the way through. Not a fluffy, shallow romance at all, despite the cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great ! Hinting the who, but didn't see it coming. Now what ?
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This is a different kind of mystery, but very readable, good plot and I am not reading the 3rd in the series. Really enjoy this series.
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I own all in this series and cant say enough. I highly recommend them!
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kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic.................................................................................... If you like mysteries don't pass this up.   A  total page turner.     Captain Lacey is a  Sherlock Holmes with a personality and a libido.  His friends are quirky.   His integrity unbenda le.   I don't normally read regency mystery .  For mystery Michael Connelly, Ken Bruen or Lee Childs are usually my go to ---but Ashley Gardner has me hooked.  Good stuff.
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Good believable story. Strong characters. Several inter-related events keep the action moving. Based on this book, I purchased the next three books that follow. I have enjoyed the all.
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Rosiolady More than 1 year ago
I have read most of this series, out of sequence, but no matter because with every story I read, I like them better and better. I just wish there were more of them! I'm certainly not tired of the characters yet.
Readletter More than 1 year ago
This is a great mystery series and I love Captain Lacey. Makes me wish I lived in England during the early 1800's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this series thus far. Great story telling, well written characters. I am getting the next book in the series. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good historical mystery. Lots of surprises!