Ashley Gardner

1 Past Crimes

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2017-07-17
Description :  Step into the past through three historical mysteries that reach from Imperial Rome to Victorian London.<br /><br /> A Soupçon of Poison<br /> (Kat Holloway Victorian Mysteries)<br /><br /> Kat Holloway, a young cook, highly sought after by the wealthy of Victorian London, becomes embroiled in murder and must clear her name. Only the mysterious Daniel McAdam, who is much more than he seems, can come to her aid.<br /><br /> Blood Debts<br /> (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries)<br /><br /> Leonidas, freedman, once the most popular gladiator in Rome and champion of the games, now must fight for his life outside the arena.&#xa0;A man who owed him money was murdered, and Leonidas is a prime suspect.&#xa0;With the assistance of Cassia, daughter of a Greek scribe who has been bestowed upon him as his slave, Leonidas fights for justice in the back lanes of Imperial Rome.<br /><br /> The Necklace Affair<br /> (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)<br /><br /> Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her cherished diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lacey quickly becomes enmeshed in scandal and past secrets, and finds himself competing with the underworld criminal, James Denis, for the necklace's retrieval.

2 The Hanover Square Affair

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Romance  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-01-08
Description :  Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey's search for the young woman&#xa0;to murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, he struggles with his disorientation transitioning from a soldier's life to the civilian world, redefining his role with his former commanding officer, and making new friends--from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden.<br /><br />Book 1 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

3 The Glass House

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-01-13
Description :  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 pretty young woman who has been murdered. Stirred by compassion and angry at whoever would destroy her, Lacey vows to find her killer.<br /><br />His search takes him to the Glass House, a sordid gaming hell and brothel that played a large part in the victim's past. As he learns more about Peaches, the victim, he discovers she is at the heart of scandals both among the haut ton and in the chambers of respectable Middle Temple barristers.<br /><br />As he investigates, Lacey also finds himself drawn deeper into the schemes of the crime lord James Denis.<br /><br />Book 3 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

4 A Death in Norfolk

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-01-16
Description :  September 1817<br /><br />Captain Gabriel Lacey travels with Lady Breckenridge to his boyhood home in northern Norfolk only to discover mysterious happenings in and around the Lacey estate. A young woman, cousin of an old friend, has gone missing, strange objects appear in Lacey's ruined house, and the dark windmills on the marshes keep pulling Lacey to them.<br /><br />The underworld criminal, James Denis, uses Lacey's visit to Norfolk as an opportunity to have Lacey deliver a message to a local squire. A simple task--but one that lands Lacey squarely in international theft and murder. Lacey learns more about Denis's past, and finds himself joining forces with Denis to flush out a brutal killer and save the one person about whom Denis admits to caring.<br /><br />Book Seven of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

5 The Sudbury School Murders

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-01-13
Description :  Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire, a school for sons of the wealthiest merchants and bankers in England. He discovers as soon as he arrives that he’s been hired for more than his letter-writing skills—a series of disturbing pranks has kept the school in an uproar. The headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster—immediately.<br /><br />Problems intensify when a groom of the school’s stables turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal. A Romany whose family lives on a canal boat is arrested for the murder, and Lacey is the only person who believes the young man innocent. As Lacey races to solve the puzzle before the Romany is hanged, Marianne turns up to entrust Lacey with her greatest secret. Meanwhile, the intrigue surrounding the murder and the pranks at the school becomes as murky as the waters of the canal, plunging Lacey and Grenville into serious danger.<br /><br />Winner of the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery.<br /><br />Book 4 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.<br /><br />The fourth Gabriel Lacey mystery is another compelling entry in this outstanding series — Fresh Fiction<br /><br />The mystery of the groom’s murder is as intriguing as Gardner’s bird’s-eye view of the prejudicial 19th-century English justice system. — RT BookReviews

6 A Body in Berkeley Square

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-01-15
Description :  London, 1817<br /><br />A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy has been found stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey’s former commander, Colonel Brandon.<br /><br />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 he is the only person not convinced of Brandon’s guilt—all present, including Brandon’s wife, believe Brandon committed the murder.<br /><br />Colonel Brandon’s reluctance to tell the truth proves to be Lacey’s greatest obstacle in his race against time to prove Brandon’s innocence. Lacey’s hunt for evidence uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey’s and Brandon’s own private battle.<br /><br />Book 5 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

7 A Covent Garden Mystery

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-01-16
Description :  Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realizes to his astonishment that she is his long lost daughter, Gabriella.<br /><br />Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey.<br /><br />Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner has asked Lacey to help him look into the disappearances of “game girls” from Covent Garden. Lacey agrees and recruits old friends to help.<br /><br />But when the goings-on in Covent Garden put his daughter in danger, Lacey’s crusade turns personal. He will do anything, and call in any favor from anyone, in order to protect his own Gabriella.<br /><br />Book Six in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

8 A Disappearance in Drury Lane (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, #8)

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-01-16
Description :  Winter 1818<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />The search for the actress takes Lacey from the assembly rooms of the upper-classes to behind the scenes at the Royal Theatre 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.<br /><br />Book 8 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

9 Murder in Grosvenor Square (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, #9)

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-10-19
Description :  Captain Gabriel Lacey begins Spring 1818 preparing for a duel. But while he focuses on the affair of honor, darkness, greed, and death stalk the streets of London and bring tragedy to a family Lacey has grown close to.<br /><br />With the aid of Lucius Grenville, London's most famous dandy, and Brewster, a ruffian employed by an underworld criminal, Lacey's investigation takes him from the elegant mansions of Grosvenor Square to the squalid lanes of Seven Dials, to houses that practice a highly illegal trade, spelling ruin and possible hanging for those caught within.<br /><br />Lacey once again comes into the sphere of James Denis, the crime lord, when what appears to be a simple crime of hatred turns out to be far more complex.<br /><br />Book 9 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

10 The Necklace Affair

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Romance  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-01-13
Description :  London 1817<br /><br />Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lacey soon realizes that the problem is not so simple—the question involves scandal and past secrets, going back to the French Revolution and its aftermath—plus he finds himself competing with the underworld criminal James Denis for the necklace's retrieval.<br /><br />This is a 25,000-word (ten-chapter) novella. The events in it occur between end of The Sudbury School Murders and the beginning of A Body in Berkeley Square.

11 The Thames River Murders

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-10-27
Description :  Captain Lacey is asked by Peter Thompson of the Thames River Police to help him investigate a cold case–the murder of a woman found near the docks Thompson patrols. The investigation was sidelined, considered unsolvable, but Thompson has long wished to find her killer.<br /><br />Captain Lacey joins him in the hunt, entering a part of society that is closed to outsiders. Meanwhile, he must deal with his daughter’s come-out and more developments in his new domestic life, including a anonymous blackmailer who’s out to ruin Lacey any way he can.

12 The Alexandria Affair

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-05-17
Description :  Captain Gabriel Lacey accompanies famous dandy Lucius Grenville to Egypt, a land that Lacey has long anticipated visiting. Lacey travels there for more than a simple holiday, however--James Denis has tasked him with finding an "object" from ancient Alexandria and procuring it, whatever the cost.<br /><br />The task does not turn out to be so simple. Locating what Denis wants proves difficult, sending Lacey and Grenville exploring tombs and temples down the Nile. Lacey must deal with treasure hunters, a shadow following him and his friends, murder, and missing his new family as he explores the exotic country he has so longed to see.<br /><br />Book 11 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries series.

13 A Mystery at Carlton House

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-03-21
Description :  Captain Lacey is drawn into affairs of the highest in the land when his friend Grenville is asked by the Prince Regent to look into odd happenings in his lavish abode of Carlton House. Objects of value have gone missing, paintings and sculpture have been moved, and the Regent suspects ghosts or other malign spirits.<br /><br />The Bow Street Runners have a more human suspect for these doings, and Captain Lacey is asked by a Runner to help him prepare a case against the man they’ve already arrested.<br /><br />But the suspect is under the protection of James Denis, a leader of crime, which brings Lacey head-to-head with him once more. Opposing Denis can be dangerous, and so can dividing the loyalties of the men who work for him.<br /><br />Meanwhile Lacey has his family to worry about—his daughter, his wife, and new members who have joined. In addition, he’s not convinced that either Denis or the Runners have the right idea in this matter. He must produce the correct answer before Denis loses his patience or one malevolent Runner in particular makes Lacey answer for the crimes.

14 Murder in St. Giles

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2018-04-10
Description :  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.<br /><br /> 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.&#xa0;<br /><br /> 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.

15 Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Volume 1

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-04-05
Description :  A collection of the first three novels in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries series plus two Captain Lacey short stories.<br /><br />Meet Captain Gabriel Lacey, a half-pay cavalry officer who returns to Regency London with little money and no purpose, but with a sense of honor and fairness. He’s pulled into a search for a missing young woman, and thus begins investigating crime, using his status as a gentleman but a poor one to cross the boundaries between the top of society and the working class of the back streets.<br /><br />In The Hanover Square Affair, a missing girl and a horrific corpse plunge Captain Lacey into the dark underworld of Regency London.<br /><br />In A Regimental Murder Captain Lacey is on hand to save the life of a beautiful widow; he then investigates the death of her husband, a colonel who had been accused of murdering a cavalry officer during the Peninsular War.<br /><br />In The Glass House, Lacey investigates the death of a barrister’s young wife, and links her to a notorious brothel where the haut ton play.<br /><br />Two short stories finish off the collection: In “The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald,” Lacey is asked to locate a man’s missing daughter, though he senses that the family would be just as happy for her to remain missing. In “The Gentleman’s Walking Stick,” Lacey untangles a web of deceit involving a respectable society man, his only clue being a missing walking stick.<br /><br />Join Captain Lacey and his friends as he investigates intrigue, murder, and villainy from the plush ballrooms of Mayfair to the darker streets of Regency London.

16 Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Volume 2

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-04-06
Description :  A collection of books 4-6 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries series plus a novella, The Necklace Affair.<br /><br />Captain Gabriel Lacey, a half-pay cavalry officer who returns to Regency London after being injured in the Peninsular War, has found some purpose investigating crime. Along with his friend, Lucius Grenville, a dandy who’s one of the wealthiest men in England, Lacey delves into the dark world behind the glittering Regency ballrooms. He’s solved murders and robberies, has assisted Bow Street and the&#xa0; Thames River Police, and has been pulled into the schemes of a powerful crime lord. In this collection, Captain Lacey takes a post in a boys’ school as well as hunts criminals from Mayfair mansions to the back streets of Covent Garden.<br /><br />In The Sudbury School Murders, a corpse in a Berkshire canal leads Captain Lacey on a twisted trail of blackmail and corruption in a school for boys of England’s wealthiest families.<br /><br />In The Necklace Affair, Captain Lacey comes upon a distressed lady at one of Grenville’s soirees, whose innocent maid has been arrested for theft. Lacey hunts for the true thief of the diamond necklace and becomes entangled in a mesh of dark secrets.<br /><br />In A Body in Berkeley Square, Lacey is called in to solve a murder at a grand society ball. The accused? His mentor and former friend, Colonel Brandon. Colonel Brandon is certainly acting guilty, and only Lacey is willing to prove him innocent.<br /><br />A Covent Garden Mystery plunges Lacey into a case that hits close to home—girls are going missing in Covent Garden, and one happens to be his daughter.<br /><br />Join Captain Lacey and his friends as he further investigates intrigue, murder, and villainy.

17 A Regimental Murder

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-01-08
Description :  London 1816<br /><br />Returning home through a sticky London night in July 1816, Captain Gabriel Lacey is surprised to spy a well-dressed, elegant woman stride to the middle of an unfinished bridge. Following her in curiosity, Lacey is on hand to rescue her from an attack by a footpad.<br /><br />He discovers that she is one Lydia Westin, wife of Colonel Roehampton Westin, who has recently been accused of murdering an English officer in Portugal during the Peninsular War. Before he could come to trial, however, Colonel Westin was found dead at the foot of the staircase in his own house.<br /><br />Lydia Westin, to Lacey's surprise, declares he was murdered and that she knows the culprits' identities. Intrigued, Lacey begins to investigate, and soon finds himself mired in scandals past and present.<br /><br />Lacey also becomes embroiled with Lydia, a lady with many secrets, and with James Denis, who continues his quest to bring Lacey under his thumb.<br /><br />Lucius Grenville returns in this installment, the rich man-about-town who has become Lacey's sidekick. The story also contains the first appearance of Lady Breckenridge.<br /><br />Book 2 of the Captain Lacey Regency mysteries. This is a full-length novel.

18 A Soupçon of Poison

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Romance  Historical  Suspense  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-12-15
Description :  London, 1880<br /><br />Kat Holloway, highly sought-after young cook to the wealthy of London, finds herself embroiled in murder when she’s accused of poisoning her employer, the loathsome Sir Lionel Leigh-Bradbury. Her only help as she works to clear her name comes from the mysterious Daniel McAdam, a handsome man-of-all-work who seems to know everyone and always happens to be in the right place at the right time.<br /><br />Kat and Daniel investigate the crime, but the mystery of Daniel’s background might be just as elusive and dangerous as the poisoner bent on framing Kat for murder.<br /><br />Prequel novella&#xa0;in the Kat Holloway&#xa0;Below Stairs Victorian Mysteries of 27,000 words (11 chapters).&#xa0;<br /><br />Note: This work also appears in the anthology, Murder Most Historical

19 Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Volume 3

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-04-10
Description :  This collection gathers books 7-9 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries into one bundle.&#xa0;<br /><br />Book 7: A Death in Norfolk<br /><br />Captain Lacey travels to his boyhood home in Norfolk to allay the past and becomes caught up in mysteries surrounding the Lacey estate.<br /><br />Book 8: A Disappearance in Drury Lane<br /><br />Marianne Simmons asks Lacey to look into the disappearance of an actress from the company at Drury Lane. Lacey does so to find the problem far more complex and dangerous than he anticipated. Meanwhile, he has a very important appointment to keep with Lady Breckenridge.<br /><br />Book 9: Murder in Grosvenor Square<br /><br />Lacey is shocked by the murder of a friend and vows to bring the killer to justice.<br /><br />Return to Regency England with Captain Lacey and his friends as they delve into more murder, mystery, and dark intrigue.

20 Murder Most Historical

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-05-21
Description :  Three historical mysteries span time from the court of Louis XIV to Victorian London. Meet Émilie d’Armand, a young woman who witnesses corruption and murder in seventeenth-century France (The Bishop’s Lady), and Katherine Holloway, an English cook sought after by the wealthy, who finds herself embroiled in murder, assisted only by the mysterious Daniel McAdam (A Soupçon of Poison). Finally, explore the darker side of Regency London in an alternate look at that period. Robert Archer, an army soldier whose family faces ruin, searches in desperation for a way to heal his family, assisted by an unlikely ally (A Matter of Honor).<br /><br />A Matter of Honor and The Bishop's Lady are short stories, while A&#xa0;Soupçon of Poison is a longer novella.

21 Blood Debts

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2017-07-11
Description :  Leonidas, freedman, once the most popular gladiator in Rome and champion of the games, now must fight for his life outside the arena.&#xa0;A man who owed him money was murdered, and Leonidas is a prime suspect.<br /><br /> With the assistance of Cassia, daughter of a Greek scribe who was bestowed upon him as his slave, Leonidas fights for justice in the back lanes of Imperial Rome.<br /><br /> Cassia has no idea how to cook and clean or mend and weave, but she is very good at finding things out and writing things down, able to work through a dozen mathematical problems by the time most people can think of a sentence. Knowing both intuitively and empirically that Leonidas is innocent of the murder, she resolves to help clear him of the crime.<br /><br /> It’s the least she can do for a man who has proved to be far less brutal than his reputation and who protects all who come within his sphere.<br /><br /> And if Leonidas loses, he faces a short, painful future back in the amphitheater, this time without hope of survival.

22 The Gentleman's Walking Stick

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories  British Detectives 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-01-09
Description :  This collection brings together two short mysteries in the Captain Lacey series: The Gentleman's Walking Stick and The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald.<br /><br />In The Gentleman's Walking Stick, Captain Lacey is asked by an old friend to retrieve a walking stick, which embroils him in an affair of theft, deception, and betrayal.<br /><br />In The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald, Lacey hunts for a missing young woman, learning more about a family's sordid secrets than he wanted to know.<br /><br />Events in these stories occur between the end of The Sudbury School Murders and the beginning of A Body in Berkeley Square.

23 Mord am Hanover Square

Author : Ashley Gardner & Jennifer Ashley
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2016-03-11
Description :  London 1816. Als Captain Gabriel Lacey versehrt an Körper und Seele vom Feldzug auf der Iberischen Halbinsel nach London zurückkehrt, scheint ihm England nur wenig zu bieten zu haben. Erst das mysteriöse Verschwinden von drei jungen Frauen reißt ihn aus seiner Lethargie, und er begibt sich auf die Suche nach Antworten.<br /><br />Die Ermittlungen bringen ihn in Kontakt mit Straßenmädchen und Damen der guten Gesellschaft, mit einem reichen Dandy genau wie mit einem zwielichtigen König der Unterwelt. Als schließlich sein Leben bedroht wird, muss Lacey sich entscheiden: Wird er die Augen vor dem sich auftuenden Morast aus Verderbtheit und Korruption verschließen, oder siegt sein Gerechtigkeitssinn – egal um welchen Preis …?<br /><br />Translator: Oliver Hoffmann fur Agentur Libelli

24 Tod in Norfolk (Captain-Lacey-Regency-Krimis, #7)

Author : Jennifer Ashley & Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-02-17
Description :  Nach Jahren der Abwesenheit kehrt Captain Lacey auf den vernachlässigten Landsitz seiner Familie nach Norfolk zurück, um das Haus für seine zukünftige Frau vorzubereiten. Das mysteriöse Verschwinden einer jungen Frau gibt ihm Rätsel auf, und ehe er es sich versieht, findet sich der ehemalige Offizier in einer Intrige um gestohlene Kunstschätze wieder …

25 La maison de verre

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Suspense  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  Le capitaine Gabriel Lacey du 35e régiment des Dragons légers, officier de cavalerie relevé de ses fonctions, a énormément perdu sur le champ de bataille au cours de la guerre péninsulaire. Cependant, il dispose encore de son sens inné du bien et du mal quand il se retrouve face à une injustice… Cet endroit est connu sous le nom de la Maison de verre, un lieu où tous les membres de la haute société londonienne peuvent voir et faire des choses inconvenantes pour un gentleman ou une lady. C’est un endroit dont le capitaine Lacey n’avait pas connaissance… jusqu’à ce qu’une de ses clientes habituelles soit retrouvée assassinée, flottant dans la Tamise. Il s’agit de l’épouse d’un avocat. Sa double vie, à la Maison de verre, était un secret bien gardé, de Mayfair jusqu’aux facultés de droit et à l’East End. Le capitaine Lacey découvrira jalousie et meurtre. Il se retrouvera alors confronté à ses propres secrets…

26 L’affaire de la place de Hanovre

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Suspense  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-12-04
Description :  Londres, 1816 De retour des guerres napoléoniennes, le capitaine de cavalerie Gabriel Lacey rentre à Londres, à l’époque de la Régence, exténué. À présent sans emploi, il lutte contre la dépression. Mais la disparition d’une jeune fille probablement enlevée par un membre éminent du Parlement éveille soudain son intérêt. Les recherches de Lacey pour retrouver la jeune fille le mènent à découvrir le meurtre, la corruption et à devoir traiter avec un chef de la pègre. Dans un même temps, il doit lutter avec sa propre désorientation, ayant dû passer de la vie de soldat au monde des civils, redéfinir sa relation avec son ancien commandant et se faire de nouveaux amis, aussi bien dans les hauts rangs de la société que les filles de la rue de Covent Garden.

27 Les enquêtes du capitaine Lacey

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Suspense 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2014-10-21
Description :  Le capitaine Gabriel Lacey du 35e régiment des Dragons légers, officier de cavalerie relevé de ses fonctions, a énormément perdu sur le champ de bataille au cours de la guerre péninsulaire. Cependant, il dispose encore de son sens inné du bien et du mal quand il se retrouve face à une injustice… Les riches parvenus de la haute société londonienne envoient leurs fils à l’école de Sudbury, où ils apprennent à devenir de parfaits gentlemen. C’est également là que le capitaine Lacey a accepté un poste de secrétaire particulier du directeur, Everard Rutledge. Ce dernier se révèle être un adepte zélé de la discipline stricte, mais Lacey endure ses envolées dramatiques pour conserver son poste et pour découvrir le responsable d’une épidémie de méchantes farces qui frappe l’école de Sudbury depuis peu. Mais les espiègleries prennent un tournant meurtrier quand un palefrenier est trouvé mort, flottant dans le canal à proximité. Rutledge déclare avec désinvolture que le coupable est un humble garçon d’écurie engagé, que sa propre fille adore. Mais Lacey sait qu’il y a anguille sous roche à l’école de Sudbury et que lui seul peut donner une leçon à l’assassin…

28 Meurtre en uniforme

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Suspense 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2013-12-04
Description :  Le capitaine Gabriel Lacey du 35e régiment des Dragons légers, officier de cavalerie relevé de ses fonctions, a énormément perdu sur le champ de bataille au cours de la guerre péninsulaire. Cependant, il dispose encore de son sens inné du bien et du mal quand il se retrouve face à une injustice… Quelque chose d’inhabituel a croisé le chemin du capitaine Lacey: une femme de haut rang marchant seule dans les rues de Londres, par une nuit sombre. Son mari a été victime d’un coup monté l’accusant du meurtre d’un officier de la cavalerie, et est désormais mort. Elle veut que justice soit faite et Lacey pense qu’il est de son devoir de l’aider du mieux qu’il le peut. En se plongeant dans la vie de la victime, un certain colonel Westin, Lacey doit se demander ce qui pousserait un homme à avouer un crime qu’il n’a pas commis. Et alors que le danger prend forme, Lacey se retrouve de plus en plus intrigué par les manigances d’un scélérat de la pègre. Cependant, il est déterminé à s’en tenir à son objectif, même lorsque sa vie pourrait être en jeu.

29 Mord im Regiment

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2016-10-28
Description :  1816--Als Captain Gabriel Lacey eines Nachts die junge Witwe Lydia Westin vor einem Angreifer rettet, ahnt er nicht, welche Konsequenzen das für ihn haben wird. Es heißt, ihr Mann sei die Treppe heruntergestürzt, doch Lydia behauptet, er sei ermordet worden und sie kenne die Schuldigen. Mit Hilfe seines Freundes, des reichen Dandys Lucius Grenville, macht sich Captain Lacey daran, die Wahrheit aufzudecken, und verärgert dabei nicht nur seinen ehemaligen Vorgesetzten Colonel Brandon. Alte und neue Skandale der guten Gesellschaft genau wie des Militärs drohen ans Licht zu kommen, und als plötzlich auch noch der Unterweltboss James Denis Interesse an der Sache zeigt, dauert es nicht mehr lange, und es gibt einen weiteren Toten ...

30 Das Geheimnis des Glashauses

Author : Ashley Gardner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-07-25
Description :  In einer kalten Januar-Nacht im Jahre 1817 wird der ehemalige Kavallerie-Offizier Captain Gabriel Lacey an die Ufer der Themse gerufen, um die Leiche einer jungen Frau zu identifizieren. Glücklicherweise kennt er die Tote nicht, schwört aber dennoch, ihren Mörder zu finden. Seine Suche führt ihn zum Glashaus, einer verderbten Spielhölle, die in der Vergangenheit des Opfers eine große Rolle gespielt hat. Unterstützt von seinem Freund Lucius Grenville stößt Lacey auf Geheimnisse von Aristokraten, Juristen und einfachen Leuten und findet sich gegen seinen Willen immer tiefer in die Pläne des undurchsichtigen Unterweltbosses James Denis verstrickt ...



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