It's Out! Thames River Murders

The Thames River Murders (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) by Ashley Gardner

I am so incredibly thrilled that Thames River Murders it out!! Find it at the usual places:
Kindle
iBooks
Nook
Kobo
Google Play
ARE/OmniLit
Print via Amazon (print book will soon be available at more vendors)

Thames River is already the #1 historical mystery at iBooks–very cool!

The series WILL continue! I’m already researching The Alexandria Affair, wherein Lacey and Grenville are able to take their long-anticipated trip to Egypt. Who knows what will ensue? When I know a pub date I will post it (along with pre-order links).

The series will continue after that as well. Lacey will have plenty to deal with after he return from his trip, of course. Once I have the next title determined, I’ll add it to the “Coming Soon” list, along with a pub date.

I’ve had many, many requests for more stories about Kat Holloway, the Victorian cook introduced in A Soupcon of Poison (available in the Murder Most Historical anthology). I will be writing and bringing out A Dollop of Death in the spring, continuing where things left off in Poison. I will also be releasing A Soupcon of Poison alone (outside the anthology), soon. (Unaltered, so if you have the antho, you have it already).

I am so very pleased how well the mysteries are going, better than I ever dreamed. Thank you for sticking by Captain Lacey all these years! Publishing has vastly changed since I first began these books, but Captain Lacey is still going.

  • Vivian Zhong

    Just barely restrained myself from reading it all in one day – every page had something interesting, whether it was development of the main investigation, the mysterious blackmailer (a bit of a cliffhanger there!), or the buildup to Gabriella’s coming out. I very much enjoyed it, the only criticisms being occasional over-repetition in describing Lacey’s feelings for his wife and daughter. Lacey’s progressive but passive thoughts on the equality of Jews made sense for his character, given his quiet tolerance of homosexuality. Some of the digressions in his thoughts on the topic did feel a bit too on the nose, but I love your writing and Lacey’s character too much to complain. :) Denis is growing ever more interesting, as is his wont; and I can’t wait for Lacey and Grenville’s adventures in Egypt!

  • forjenn2002

    Thanks so much Vivian! I’m glad you enjoyed it!!

    Ashley Gardner (who can’t get her icons to work right)

  • Elle Dechene

    I fear that I lack Vivian’s self control, being barely able to pause to write this quick thank you upon finishing the last trilogy before diving into this volume. As someone noted on Amazon, these need to be made into a high quality televised series. Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series comes to mind. Although, it is difficult to imagine who could pull Lacey off.

    Brava Ashley Gardner, for creating such a fascinating series.

  • Elizabeth

    I don’t know about Lacey but Essie Davis would be amazing as Lady Donata. I love well made TV series that honor novels and think the series could be great.

    • forjenn2002

      Elilzabeth: You’re right, she’d be great and have the right look. I love her as Phryne Fisher. For Lacey, perhaps Hugh Jackman.

  • Heather

    This book left me with some major questions. One: What happened to Grenville’s daughter? There is mention of him never having had children in the book. Two: How was Gabriella’s kidnapper, a servant, a member of the ton? There are multiple mentions of this in the book that clash with the events of The Covent Garden Mystery. This has been my absolute favourite series the past few years, but this book greatly disappointed me and I am genuinely wondering if the events of previous books have been changed.

    • AshleyGardner

      Heather: I do intend to bring Emily Brewster into the stories again, along with her husband (who has become a staple character).

      Please do not let my brain-dead continuity slips mar your enjoyment of the book. My books are gone over by a number of people, and none of them caught these things! Grenville indeed still has a daughter (Claire, who will return in a later installment), and Gabrielle’s abductor worked for a member of the haut ton (was not one himself). The older books have not changed. I have made corrections to the text–depending on the e-book vendor, it either automatically downloads to your reader of choice or you have to re-download the book (at no cost).

    • forjenn2002

      Heather: I do intend to bring Emily Brewster into the stories again, along with her husband (who has become a staple character).

      Please do not let my brain-dead continuity slips mar your enjoyment of the book. My books are gone over by a number of people, and none of them caught these things! Grenville indeed still has a daughter (Claire, who will return in a later installment), and Gabrielle’s abductor worked for a member of the haut ton (was not one himself). The older books have not changed. I have made corrections to the text–depending on the e-book vendor, it either automatically downloads to your reader of choice or you have to re-download the book (at no cost).

      • Heather

        You are amazing! Thank you very much for the quick response. I love this series and recommend your books to friends and family frequently. I can’t wait for more books with Claire and the Brewsters!

        Also, I’d love to help if you ever want another set of eyes to look at your books.