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The Sudbury School Murders
     

The Sudbury School Murders

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by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
 

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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. He 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. The headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the

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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. He 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. The headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster-immediately.

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 it is clear that the local magistrates are happy to see him condemned without much thought. Lacey is the only person who believes the Romany innocent, and he must hurry to prove it before the young man is hanged. As Lacey investigates what the magistrates do not want him to discover, the intrigue surrounding the murder becomes as murky as the waters of the canal itself, putting Lacey and Grenville into serious danger.

Winner of the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery.

Book 4 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

Editorial Reviews

Suan Wilson
The fourth Gabriel Lacey mystery is another compelling entry in this outstanding series.
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.
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.
Leanne Davis
If you've enjoyed the previous three books, you won't want to miss this one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490911526
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/08/2013
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
733,642
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(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.

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Sudbury School Murders 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
jcr49 More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was really good but it seemed a little wordy to me. It goes into too much detail and not enough at other times.
cape-cod-guy More than 1 year ago
this is just great. it's one of those you don't want to set down. just bought another of hers about murder in berkly square.
westdiana More than 1 year ago
these mysteries have intrigue, romance. and are CLEAN
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I really enjoyed this story and these characters. An interesting and compelling read!
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Loved this fast paced series. Please write more.
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kronan1 More than 1 year ago
5 Stars All the Way.............................................................................. Nobody writes  a hero with honor and integrity better then Ashley Gardner.   Yet she makes him human and vulnerable .   Good cast of supporting characters also.   Though I'm getting a little tired of the Louisa chick.   But the best part is unwinding the mystery.  I'm on theFourth one and they have all been great..
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Loved all the books in this series highly recommend them!!!
ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
Great Mystery series! Must Read!
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brat1935 More than 1 year ago
Again Ashley made Captain Lacey interesting and his adventures. I really enjoy the twist and turns. She brings everyone into the story. Well written.
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agannon49 More than 1 year ago
I am in the midst of reading this series and I'm glad to say it leaves off from one book to the other. It is just good reading, nothing fantastic, but good.
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