The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #4)

The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #4)

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by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
     
 

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The Sudbury School Murders
by Ashley Gardner

Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire, a school for sons of the wealthiest merchants and bankers in England. Lacey discovers as soon as he arrives that he's been hired for more than his letter-writing skills--a series of disturbing pranks have kept the school in an uproar,…  See more details below

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The Sudbury School Murders
by Ashley Gardner

Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire, a school for sons of the wealthiest merchants and bankers in England. Lacey discovers as soon as he arrives that he's been hired for more than his letter-writing skills--a series of disturbing pranks have kept the school in an uproar, and the headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster. The problems intensify when a groom of the school's stables turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal. A Romany is arrested for the murder, and Lacey is the only person who believes him innocent. As Lacey works to discover what happened, he gets drawn into the secrets of Marianne Simmons, the actress who'd lived upstairs from Lacey in London. Meanwhile the intrigue surrounding the murder becomes as murky as the waters of the canal itself and puts Lacey and Grenville into deadly danger.

The Sudbury School Murders won the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery of 2005.

Book 4 in the Captain Lacey Regency mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

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Editorial Reviews

RT Bookreviews - Sheri Melnick
The mystery of the groom's murder is as intriguing as Gardner's bird's-eye view of the prejudicial 19th-century English justice system. This page-turning historical is thoroughly enjoyable.
Romance Readers Connection - Deborah Hern
The pace of the story is expertly set, moving along briskly and keeping the reader compulsively turning the pages. English country mysteries don’t get much better than this.
Fresh Fiction - Suan Wilson
The fourth Gabriel Lacey mystery is another compelling entry in this outstanding series.
Rakehell Reviews - Leanne Davis
If you've enjoyed the previous three books, you won't want to miss this one.
Deborah Hern
The pace of the story is expertly set, moving along briskly and keeping the reader compulsively turning the pages. English country mysteries don’t get much better than this.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012408549
Publisher:
Ashley Garder / Jennifer Ashley
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Series:
Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
55,322
File size:
271 KB

Meet the Author

Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym for New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Under both names--and a third, Allyson James--Ashley has written more than 30 published novels and a dozen novellas in mystery and romance. Her books have won several RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice awards (including Best Historical Mystery for The Sudbury School Murders), and the Romance Writers of America’s RITA (given for the best romance novels and novellas of the year). Ashley’s books have been translated into a dozen different languages. More about the Captain Lacey series can be found at the website: www.gardnermysteries.com.

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