Book Reviews of The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Gabriel Lacey, Bk 1)

The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Gabriel Lacey, Bk 1)
The Hanover Square Affair - Captain Gabriel Lacey, Bk 1
Author: Ashley Gardner
ISBN-13: 9780425193303
ISBN-10: 0425193306
Publication Date: 12/2/2003
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I have read everyone of these books in this historical regency mystery. Love the male point a view. Very highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 3
Good start to a new series set in Regency England. Gives one the feeling of the time.
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Helpful Score: 1
First in a new series of Regency mysteries. It features a former Cavalry officer, Gabriel Lacey, who was injured in battle.
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First in historical mystery series, Captain Gabriel Lacy solves crimes.
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The first in the Regency England mystery series.
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My first reading of Ashley Gardner, great book.
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My impression after reading this book is a poor man's Sebastian St. Cyr (both literally and figuratively). There are too many parallels not to see the similarity between the two series: the main one being the main character's desire to see Justice (yes justice with a capital J) done especially after seeing too many horrors from the war.

However Hanover Square Affair doesn't have the same nuances, suspense, and historical intrigue that the Sebastian St. Cyr books have. That being said, it was an easy read, had some interesting bits. If you are looking for a Regency Era book, I would recommend reading the St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris. The history is much more prevalent, the characters are much more interesting, and the plots are more dynamic. If you've already read that series, and picked this up hoping for something similar, you might be a touch disappointed. It is interesting to compare and contrast the two though.
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I was very surprised that this book was written by Jennifer Ashley, whose novels are usually fairly light reading. This series is a whole different ball game. The writing is serious in tone, the plots address troubling subjects, and the hero is dejected and seemingly sinking lower. All that said, I enjoyed the book and am reading the next books in the series, both for the mysteries and to find out if Captain Lacey ever gets it together. Unfortunately, I have to be in the right mood so I don't get depressed:(