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A Disappearance in Drury Lane
     

A Disappearance in Drury Lane

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by Ashley Gardner
 

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Winter 1818 -- As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares to leave for his upcoming wedding, he�s interrupted by his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, who is concerned about an actress friend who�s gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will bring him against dangerous men who think nothing of abduction and blackmail, or

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Winter 1818 -- As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares to leave for his upcoming wedding, he�s interrupted by his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, who is concerned about an actress friend who�s gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will bring him against dangerous men who think nothing of abduction and blackmail, or indeed of sending incendiary devices to the innocent.

Lacey�s compassion tells him to help the actress who is in true danger, but his personal life is changing, and his time for investigation is frequently and frustratingly interrupted. He is also commanded to assist Bow Street in bringing down James Denis, a criminal with whom Lacey now has complicated ties, or risk hanging with him.

The search for the actress takes Lacey from the assembly rooms of the upper-classes to behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, where he finds darkness in all corners. Lacey�s life and honor are constantly challenged as his circumstances change, and he realizes he can follow no code but his own.

Book 8 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel of 84,000 words, twenty-four chapters.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148602835
Publisher:
Ashley Gardner / Jennifer Ashley
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Series:
Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
339
Sales rank:
61,793
File size:
785 KB

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. More about the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries series can be found on the website

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A Disappearance in Drury Lane 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Captain Lacey series of books. This is a good read and comfortable to be reading a new mystery. My only complaint is that the talented and busy author took too long for this book to be available for purchase. Thank you Ashley Gardner for writing this Captain Lacey mystery. Enjoyable read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 200 page Regency mystery of Captain Gabriel Lacey opportuned by an actress acquaintance to search for her missing actress friend on the eve of leaving for his wedding to the Lady Breckenridge. When he is accosted and beaten by ruffians on that night of beginning the search, the tale begins. Angst, betrayal, ruffians, actresses, game girls, obsessed Runner, duplicity, humor, and romance. An excerpt from next in series provided.
dac54 More than 1 year ago
Ashley has written another of her great reads. Don't Start the book unless you have the time to read it through it is that hard to put down. This series is an easy and quick read.
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Very good.
westdiana More than 1 year ago
her mysteries are not predictable. good read
Takamonee More than 1 year ago
A very good read. Get all the books in this series. You'll be glad you did.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But hoped for a little different plot combo. This is not a great unforgettable etc .....few are so that is the four rating because i bought all eight and . not borrowed as i usually do. This means in a few months will re read them. However nine had better be a different plot combo or it is back to borrow three. page counter
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series, Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, has been great! While I don't usually like this type of book - murder mysteries and books written in the first person, these were a great read. I may go back and re-read the series again, and look forward to more from these authors. Hopefully there will be a #9!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The hero is great...the mystery is fun to follow
SJMusk More than 1 year ago
I love the characters in this series and this book is another winner.  Captain Gabriel Lacey gets married and spends his honeymoon looking for the missing friend of his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons.  It is a fast paced read full of danger and intrigue.
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