The Glass House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #3) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Glass House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #3)

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Overview

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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012305268
  • Publisher: Ashley Gardner / Jennifer Ashley
  • Publication date: 4/16/2011
  • Series: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 36,282
  • File size: 271 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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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    Calling All Historical Mystery Fans

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Im hooked too!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Fascinating and wonderful.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    My favorite, so far

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Poor

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Great series by Ashley Gardner

    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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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    They Get Better and Better......................................

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    I enjoyed it.

    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.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    Must read if you like mysteries

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    A Wonderful Romp

    I enjoyed this book very much. Lots of detail. The characters are mature and unexpected. I would read it again.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Great read. Couldn't put it down.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Love these nooks!

    I was very pleasantly surprised when I started reading this series. Now I am hooked!

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Awsome!

    I cannot wait to see mess Captian Lacey gets himself into next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    Love this series!

    Love this series! Mystery and Romance

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    An exciting Regency mystery

    Injured during the Peninsular Campaign, Captain Gabriel Lacey returns to England where he solved two murder cases due to curiosity. A Bow Street runner, his former sergeant, calls upon Lacey to identify the body who he thinks is his neighbor Marianne; Lacey rushes to the Thames River where the corpse was found, but she is not his neighbor although she wears a ring given to her by an aristocrat. Lacey takes the ring to his friend Grenville who knows everyone important and learns from the man that the ring belongs to Lord Barbury.................................. Since Lord Barbury is a visitor at Grenville¿s home, he introduces the two men to one another. Barbury admits that he gave the ring to his lover Mrs. Chapman, wife of a barrister. Lacey¿s curiosity keeps him investigating Mrs. Chapman¿s death with the trail leading to the GLASS HOUSE, a vile bawdy place where anything is for sale. Apparently the victim had a room there where she met Barbury; they also had trysts at the home of another man. As Lacey continues to search for clues, two more homicides connected to his case occur and now even he could become the next victim.......................... When one thinks of honor, Captain Lacey comes to mind as he helps a child escape the horrors of the Glass House and stubbornly seeks to find a killer of a woman he never met. The villain is innocuous and unassuming so that the audience will never guess though afterward would nod in agreement that the culprit was obvious. That and the hero is why this is an exciting Regency mystery that also captures the ambience of the era................................ Harriet Klausner

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