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A Disappearance in Drury Lane
     

A Disappearance in Drury Lane

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by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
 

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Late December, 1818

As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares for his upcoming wedding, his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, comes to him about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will pit him against men who think nothing of abduction, assault, or sending incendiary devices to the

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Late December, 1818

As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares for his upcoming wedding, his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, comes to him about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will pit him against men who think nothing of abduction, assault, or sending incendiary devices to the innocent.

At the same time, Lacey's personal life is changing, and his time for investigation is frequently and frustratingly interrupted. He is also commanded by a new Bow Street Runner to assist in bringing down James Denis, a criminal with whom Lacey now has complicated ties. Lacey must help or else risk hanging alongside Denis.

The search for the actress takes Lacey from elegant assembly rooms to the backstage of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, where he finds darkness in all corners. Lacey's life and honor are constantly challenged as he tries to settle into his new life, until he realizes he can follow no code but his own.

Book 8 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780986023880
Publisher:
JA AG Publishing
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
319,397
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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 more than 70 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.

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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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