A Death in Norfolk - Captain Lacey, Bk 7 Author:Ashley Gardner 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 ... more »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.
Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym of Jennifer Ashley.« less
I found this series when The First book was offered as a freebie on Nook. Since then I have purchased the other and I really like Captain Lacey and his stories. In this latest offering. We find Lacey going home after 20 to the ramshackled neglected property he has inherited. In company with is now fiancee Lady Breckenridge, his faithful manservant Bartholomew. He is also been "asked to deliver a letter from his nemesis James Denis to the home of Brigadier Easton. Simple right? Nothing is simple when Lacey and Denis are involved. Old secrets are uncovered and resolved, Lacey's attempts to buffer Denis's machinations backfire.
I find these books effortless to read and entertaining, It seems good things can come to those who wait; and watching Lacey and Donata love story unfold is a treat.