A Regimental Murder (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #2) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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A Regimental Murder (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #2)

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Overview

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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012278432
  • Publisher: Ashley Garder / Jennifer Ashley
  • Publication date: 3/17/2011
  • Series: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 29,529
  • File size: 279 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2011

    Highly Recommended.

    Well written mystery novel with complex characters and good plot. This is not a fluffy romance novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2011

    Excellent, worth reading the whole series

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Good, no heavy sex sceans

    Nice to read a nice period piece without sex being the main topic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Highly recommend

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    GREAT SERIES GET THEM

    I own all in this series and cant say enough. I highly recommend them!

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    Fantastic.......................................................

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    ***** Highly recommended - Check it out!

    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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  • Posted April 25, 2012

    Another Excellent Captain Lacey Book

    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.

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    Must Read

    This is a great mystery series and I love Captain Lacey. Makes me wish I lived in England during the early 1800's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    A really good read

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Definite must

    Great mystery books. You will love the characters and Captain Lacey. I like the friendship between Lacey and Grenville. Clynnb

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

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    Great Book

    This book is a great one to read I could not put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2011

    Enjoyable reading- highly recommended

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I read the first one in the series- The Hanover Square Affair. I thought I would try a new author and new genre(I don't usually read Regency novels)because the NOOK price was right at 99 cents. I was hooked! I like this author's style of intrigue with a bit of romance that is without the graphic sex so common in so many of the books these days. Captain Lacey is a very likeable character and his adventures as a sleuth are riveting. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    strong Regency mystery

    In 1816 Regency England, Captain Gabriel Lacey is just starting to recover from the depression he suffered after seeing atrocities committed during the Iberian Peninsula campaign. One night while strolling in London he sees a woman on a bridge seemingly poised to leap to avoid a man with a knife. Gabriel chases the mugger away and brings Lydia Westin to the safety of his home. <P>Lydia is a widow who asks her host to help her prove that her deceased husband never killed Captain Algernon Spencer following the Battle of Bedejaz in Spain in 1812. She believes that Lord Richard Eggleston, Viscount Breckenridge and Sir Major Edward Conraught managed to find a means to get her spouse to confess to a homicide that she insists he did not commit. Though reluctant to turn back the hands of time to Iberia, Gabriel agrees to help, not realizing the outcome of his acquiescing to investigate will be many deaths and attempted murders of him and his guest. <P>Ashley Gardner is a name worth following as this author shows deep talent for vividly recreating the era and people of the Regency period inside a powerful mystery. The complex protagonist suffers from post battle fatigue caused by what he witnessed during the war. His slow recovery (see THE HANOVER SQUARE AFFAIR) seems real, but his willingness to jump back in the fray to ensure justice is served demonstrates the inner strength of a man with both morals and ethics that should make him a fan favorite. <P>Harriet Klausner

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