Starred Review for Death Below Stairs. Captain Lacey updates.

Death Below Stairs received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly! That is no easy feat! I am pleased the reviewer enjoyed it. It begins: “Set in 1881, this exceptional series launch from Ashley (the Shifters Unbound series) introduces Kat Holloway, a brilliant cook employed in the lavish London home of Lord Rankin.”

Read the entire review here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-399-58551-7

I have started work on Murder in St. Giles (Captain Lacey Book 13). I have been mulling this book for a while and doing research on events of and different aspects of life in 1819. I plan for the book to be out in March 2018, with pre-orders coming in December. I’ll post when I know more.

Thames River Murders is a bestseller!

I was absolutely thrilled to learn that The Thames River Murders hit the USA Today Bestseller list! Thank you for supporting this series–I have worked very hard to get it this far!

I am researching and pre-writing The Alexandria Affair, which I will have up for pre-order as soon as I am able (I can only have pre-orders 90 days in advance with most vendors). I am still working out my schedule for next year, but I will have another Capt. Lacey (more if I’m able) and another Kat Holloway story.

My cover designer is working the covers for The Alexandria Affair and Kat’s book, A Dollop of Death. More info on both of these books when I have it.

I have seriously cut back on books I owe my publisher (two a year now, not four to six!), so I now have more time to write mysteries! Precisely what I wanted when I began this whole writing venture!

Again, thank you for sticking with Captain Lacey and the series in all its ups and downs!

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.