The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) (Volume 4)
The Sudbury School Murders - Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries - Volume 4 Author:Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley 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 have kept the school in an uproar. The headmaster expects Lacey to discov... more »er the identity of the prankster?immediately. Problems intensify when a groom of the school?s stables turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal. A Romany is arrested for the murder, and it is clear that the local magistrates are happy to see him condemned without much thought. Lacey is the only person who believes the Romany innocent, and he must hurry to prove it before the young man is hanged. As Lacey investigates what the magistrates do not want him to discover, the intrigue surrounding the murder becomes as murky as the waters of the canal itself, putting Lacey and Grenville into serious danger. Winner of the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery. Book 4 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.« less
One of my favorite series, set in Regency England, with a retired calvary officer, Capt. Gabriel Lacey, as the protagonist. This time he takes a position as secretary in a boy's school, and of course, someone is murdered and he has to sort it out with the help of his friend, Grenfeld. 4th in the series, but I think enjoyable even if you haven't read the others.