A Body in Berkeley Square (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) (Volume 5)
A Body in Berkeley Square - Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries - Volume 5 Author:Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley London, 1817. 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. Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested, and claims, to Lacey?s shock, that t... more »he lady he?d stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realizes that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon?s guilt?all present, including Brandon?s wife, believe Brandon committed the murder. Colonel Brandon?s reticence 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 war. Book 5 in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries« less
I just finished reading "A Body in Berkeley Square, and loved it. The characters of Captain Lacey and Lucius Grenville are intriguing and the development of their roles is fascinating. Captian Lacey is a proud and difficult man who believes in justice and retains his innate sense of right and wrong. This book is a quickly-paced read with engaging characters and a great plot. Ashley Gardner made a hit when she created the character of Captain Gabriel Lacey of the 35th Light Dragoons.
A must read.