About the Book
A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was 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 the 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 that 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. As Lacey’s relationship with Lady Breckenridge moves forward, his hunt for evidence to clear Brandon uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey’s and Brandon’s private battle.
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Praise for A Body in Berkeley Square
“Lacey is the perfect Regency protagonist–a gentleman with a kind heart and a keen sense of intelligence. The mystery is carefully wrought, and the characters are well developed, each with a distinctive personality. With each installment, Gardner reveals more secrets about the pasts of the main characters.”
— Sheri Melnick, RT BookReviews
“Ashley Gardner develops characters from all walks of Regency life, which enhances her plot and adds depth and substance to the tale. — Suan Wilson, Fresh Fiction This series is required reading for fans of mystery looking for a little bit of history.”
— Deborah Hern, Romance Readers’ Connection
“He is an irresistible character in another engaging tale, so it’s no wonder this is an ongoing series. A Body in Berkeley Square is an excellent historical mystery that I highly recommend.”
–Sandra Brill, Romance Reviews Today
The DetailsPublished: July 22, 2011
Publisher: JA/AG Publishing
Translations: Deutsch (German)Français (French)
ISBN-10: 1946455458ISBN-13: 978-1946455451ASIN: B00589CJ98
Genres & Tropes
Historical Mystery, Regency Era, London