A Body in Berkeley Square (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #5)

A Body in Berkeley Square (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #5)

by Ashley Gardner

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A Body in Berkeley Square (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #5) by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley

London, 1817

A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey's former commander, Colonel Brandon.

Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested, and claims, to Lacey's shock, that the lady he'd stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realizes that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon's guilt--all present, including Brandon's wife, believe that Brandon committed the murder.

Colonel Brandon's reticence to tell the truth proves to be Lacey's greatest obstacle in his race against time to prove Brandon's innocence. Lacey's relationship with Lady Breckenridge moves forward while his hunt for evidence to clear Brandon uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey's and Brandon's private battle.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012786531
Publisher: Ashley Garder / Jennifer Ashley
Publication date: 06/26/2011
Series: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 82,123
File size: 284 KB

About 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 35 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 and have earned favorable reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. More about the Captain Lacey series can be found at

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A Body in Berkeley Square 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day,it kept me turning the page to see what would happen next. The whole series is great .
bookworm11SD More than 1 year ago
I've really enjoyed reading the Captain Lacey series. When I found this series on B&N, several titles were available. I purchased and read all of them in quick succession. But now I'm on a monthly ration. The newer re-release titles are available one per month. Sometimes a month is just too long! I know the stories will have to end at some point, but I hope it's not for a while longer.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1817, former military Sergeant turned Bow St. runner Milton Pomeroy shows Captain Gabriel Lacey the corpse of Henry Turner stabbed to death with the knife in his chest. Milton explains that the body was removed from the crime scene in order to not interfere with the crème de crème ball hosted by Lord Gillis. Upon seeing the murder weapon Lacey knows it belongs to Colonel Aloysius Brandon, who won it from him in a Peninsular card game. --- Lacey detests his former friend and superior officer Brandon, who previously told Pomeroy he has no idea how his knife ended up in Turner¿s chest. The sleuth is tempted to let the Colonel take the fall as he knows he could make a case since Brandon had the opportunity and the means, and a motive shortly surfaces too. Will Lacey ¿settle¿ on Brandon, who everyone from the Earl hosting the ball to Pomeroy assumes committed the homicide? By doing so Lacey would avenge several affronts Brandon did to him or will he seek justice by continuing his investigations? His traitorous gut tells him the Colonel is being framed with too much easily available proof for someone as diabolical as Brandon has become. --- The latest Captain Lacy Regency police procedural, A BODY IN BERKELEY SQUARE, is a fabulous who-done-it starring an ethical hero who faces a moral dilemma as he finally has the opportunity, the means and the motive to get away with vengeance. The who-done-it is so cleverly devised that crime scene investigators would cherish working such a case. However, the key to this strong entry in one of the best historical mystery series in recent years remains how hard Lacey is trying to uncover the identity of the killer. --- Harriet Klausner
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
OMG  They keep getting better and better........................................................................ First of all kudos to the author for putting the number on the books.   It makes it that much easier to read the books in order.  I'm up to 5 and so far they have all been  terrific...   But Iin the last one I thought the characters of Captain Brandon and Louisa were getting a little tiresome.  Wrong.  This whole book centers on them and turns out to be another great mystery.  I'm so glad I found this series.  Way above average.
Readletter More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Captain Lacey stories. In fact, I think I'm in love with Captain Lacey. Can't wait until the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Captain Lacey mysteries! Keep them coming!
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I have all in this series and theyre VERY GOOD. Hope more to come!
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ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
Great Mystery Series! Must Read! Can't wait for more!
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