Murder in St. Giles

Murder in St. Giles

by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley


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When Brewster, my bodyguard, comes to me about a murder of a pugilist—and what’s more, says his wife has summoned me—I must hasten to St. Giles to find a killer before Brewster is arrested for the crime. This is made difficult because my wife’s late husband’s odious cousin has materialized to try to wrest her son into his care. After all, seven-year-old Peter is a viscount, and his cousin wants to get closer to the title.

But how close? If Peter’s life is in danger, I must remain, but Brewster risks hanging for the death of his wife’s brother-in-law. He’s done too much for me to turn my back on him, but the devil if I’ll let the Breckenridge cousin get his clutches on Peter.

It will take all my perseverance, and a few wiles, to plough through these difficulties. In the meantime, I meet a Runner who teaches me about crime and punishment in this enlightened age, and Brewster’s old trainer, who made him the excellent pugilist—and thief—he is today.

Book 13 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946455246
Publisher: JA / AG Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Series: Captain Lacey Regency Mystery Series , #13
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym of NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley.

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Murder in St. Giles 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo good
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Though I've grown very familiar with Capt. Lacey's character and like him just as he is, I also like that he still discovers or realizes something new about himself as events unfold. The character isn't stale, like some become in other series. I am looking forward to the next installment of a Lacey mystery adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I read my first Ashley Gardner book I was hooked. I just finished Murder in St Giles, which was so good. I love following Captain Lacey and his adventures. I have read all Captain Lacey books and am already looking forward to the Captains next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't see the end coming, and I like that in a mystery. Great writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent murder mystery adventure in the Captain Lacey series. I love these books. My only wish is that the author would write more than 1 a year! ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Now i have to wait a year before another book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captain Lacey and his friends solve another murder, this one of Brewster's brother-in-law. Pugilism, and life on a prison hulk in regency England are the background themes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful
Joana_Varela More than 1 year ago
I've received an eARC at no cost for the author. Murder at St. Giles was my first Captain Lacey’s book – and I can’t wait to read the other books! Although I do like mysteries, I usually end up a bit disappointed because I can tell right away who did what (in this case, who killed Finch). But with this book, I kept thinking “who did it? Who did it?” because I just couldn’t tell. I really enjoyed discovering the killer along with Gabriel Lacey and Brewster. The one tiny thing I would have liked a bit more is movement. Sometimes it was a bit slow, how the story was developing, and at the end it was maybe a bit too quick. But it was very satisfying, I didn’t feel like things were left to chance, everything was very well planned, since the order of meeting the suspects, to the suspects themselves. The subplot was also good, although I have to say I didn’t connect with Donata and her son Peter that much, but that might have to do with only meeting them now, and not in a previous book. The most important part of this subplot, for me, was showing Captain Lacey in a different light, more of a husband and father (same thing with his daughters, Anne and Gabriella), which I could appreciate. In the end, it was a great historical mystery book, it kept me guessing and wondering and I liked most of the characters, which meant I was truly engaged with what happened to each of them. I will, definitely, return to this series and read more about Captain Lacey.