The Glass House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #3)

The Glass House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #3)

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by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
     
 

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On a cold January night in 1817, former cavalry officer Captain Gabriel Lacey is summoned to the banks of the Thames to identify the body of a young woman. She is not who he fears, but when Lacey looks down at the pretty, dead young woman, cut down too soon, he vows to find her murderer.

Lacey's search takes him to the Glass House, a sordid gaming hell that

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On a cold January night in 1817, former cavalry officer Captain Gabriel Lacey is summoned to the banks of the Thames to identify the body of a young woman. She is not who he fears, but when Lacey looks down at the pretty, dead young woman, cut down too soon, he vows to find her murderer.

Lacey's search takes him to the Glass House, a sordid gaming hell that played a large part in the victim's past, as well as to gatherings of the haut ton and the chambers of respectable Middle Temple barristers. Lacey uncovers secrets from the highborn and the low, finds himself drawn deeper into the schemes of a crime lord, and explores his tentative new friendship with Lady Breckenridge.

Book 3 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

Editorial Reviews

The Best Reviews / Fresh Fiction - Suan Wilson
Ms. Gardner's unfolding tale continues to explore the many facets of Gabriel Lacey. A poor and lonely man, Gabriel fights cynicism and melancholy. He's surrounded by fascinating and well-drawn characters. Life is not easy in Lacey's circle, but it's never boring. The Glass House is the third Lacey novel and the series continues with an excellent storyline. Several lingering questions are unanswered, making the wait . . . for The Sudbury School Murders more difficult.
My Shelf - Rachel Hyde
If you were a fan of Kate Ross, then this is another series of Regency whodunits . . . The Glass House . . .exposes the seamy underbelly of London, where vice and abject poverty are side by side with wealth and fashion. Told in Gabriel's own words, this is a compelling tale that mixes social commentary with detection.
RT BookReviews - Sheri Melnick
Newcomers and fans alike will quickly become enamored of Captain Lacey, an honorable man faced with limited means after his noble ancestors squandered their money and he retired from military service with injuries.

The mystery is compelling, and the author has added a touch of romance, as Lady Breckenridge hints at her attraction to Lacey . . .
The Mystery Reader - Jessica Plonka
Author Ashley Gardner continues her series of mysteries set in Regency England with The Glass House, and in this latest entry she offers up a quickly-paced read with engaging characters and a multi-layered plot sure to satisfy her fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012305268
Publisher:
Ashley Gardner / Jennifer Ashley
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Series:
Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
44,774
File size:
390 KB

Meet the Author

Award-winning Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Under both names--and a third, Allyson James--Ashley has written more than 30 published novels and novellas in mystery and romance. Her books have won several RTBook Reviews 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. Or email Ashley Gardner at

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The Glass House 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Rosiolady More than 1 year ago
I really do like this history. I'm a great fan of historical mysteries and do like the Regency period. The main character gets beat up a lot more than I think is necessary, but he always seems to survive no worse for the wear. Ashley Gardner's stories are good and the endings are always a surprise. I hope she will continue this series as I greatly enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I had this one figured out but I was wrong. It kept me guessing to the end. These are a great break from typical romance novels. Highly recommended.
DoloresGA More than 1 year ago
I came upon the Captain Lacy series quite by accident. I have been hooked! I can't put them down. I have read every one and I am hungry for more. I certainly do hope that Ashley Gardner has more on tap. The background of 1817 London is so interesting and the way Lacey meets and solves the mysteries is absorbing and exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not boring at all! Very well written, not too wordy, but just decriptive enough to picture each person and each scene to make you want to turn the next page, then the next, then the next...this was a "lend me" book from a series, of which i will read the first book to get more background on the protagonist & antagonist.
westdiana More than 1 year ago
clean, mystery. really glad I discovered her
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Another terrific adventure with Captain Lacey again in the center or the action. I especially enjoyed this one as we come to know Grenville a bit better, and we see a new friendship evolving. Unlike regency novels, which take place in approximately the same timeframe (1817) we get to see a clearer picture of how filthy and crime ridden London was; we see the truer side of life. And so now, on to another tale as Lacey goes to the country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very believable. The so-called hero spends all his time throwing temoer tantrums and threatening people with violence. In regency England, society would have completely frozen out such a boorish oaf, especially since he was also poor. He had no authority or right to badger anyone, and no one would have answered his impudent questions. Pure wish fulfillment on the part of the author.
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I love this series of Captain Lacey books by Ashley Gardner. I have read all of them and can't wait for the next one in the series to be published. If you're a fan of historical fiction, this is a great read.
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kronan1 More than 1 year ago
They Get Better and Better................................................................................................. Captain Lacey is a heroes hero.   He's got honor ,  integrity,  smarts,  and a head for solving crime.   So far in the first 3 books his love life is in the toilet but hopefully Ashley will eventually take pity  on him  and send him a soul mate.   Rally good writing.   I'm a big Michael Connely and Ken bruen fan but I've added Ashley  Gardner to my list.  Great  series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed this series - this one was a little disturbing in the background topics used for the mystery (child sexual abuse, etc.) but the series has been enjoyable so far...and the good guys always come out ahead.
Readletter More than 1 year ago
I love Captain Lacey and Ashley Gardner makes him seem so real. I ache with him because of his leg and route for him in finding happiness. The entire series is well worth the time.
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I enjoyed this book very much. Lots of detail. The characters are mature and unexpected. I would read it again.
brat1935 More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying Captain Lacey and his adventures. Well written and interesting. Lots of twist and turns. I like the different people Ashley brings into the story.
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