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4 books of Jennifer Ashley Ashley Gardner

London, 1817: A Bow Street Runner and a man from the Thames River Police have asked Lacey to help them look into the disappearances of “game girls” from Covent Garden. The magistrates aren’t interested in their fate, but perhaps Lacey can learn a thing or two. Lacey agrees and recruits old friends to help. But when the goings-­on in Covent Garden put his family in danger, Lacey’s crusade turns personal. Book Six in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-­length novel.

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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 Royal Theatre in Drury Lane, where he finds darkness in all corners. Lacey’s life and honor are constantly challenged as his . . .

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September, 1817: 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. 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. Book Seven of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-­length novel.

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1817: 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 …

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Books of Jennifer Ashley Ashley Gardner