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A Covent Garden Mystery

Book 6: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

About the Book

Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realizes to his astonishment that she is his daughter, Gabriella. Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey.

Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner and a man from the Thames River Police have asked Lacey to help them look into the disappearances of “game girls” from Covent Garden. The magistrates aren’t interested in their fate, but perhaps Lacey can learn a thing or two. Lacey agrees and recruits old friends to help.

But when the goings-on in Covent Garden put his daughter in grave danger, Lacey’s crusade turns personal. He will do anything, and call in any favor from anyone, in order to protect his own Gabriella.

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“This is a superbly told and involved story.”

— Barbara Buher, MyShelf

“The author writes, as always, with a real sense of the time and place, seamlessly weaving period details into the engrossing narrative. . . . Fans of historical mysteries won’t want to miss this one. — Deborah Hern, CA Reviews Leanne Davis Rakehell Reviews Ms. Gardner has crafted an excellent mystery to add to her continuing series of Captain Lacey.”

— Leanne Davis, Rakehell Reviews 

“Realistically set in the sometimes unseemly environs of 19th-century London, the suspense is at an all-time high in this swiftly paced installment.”

— Sherri Melnick, RT BookReviews 4.5 stars

The Details

Published: August 23, 2011
Publisher: JA/AG Publishing
Formats: EbookPaperbackAudiobook
Translations: Deutsch (German)
ISBN-10: 1490926844ISBN-13: 978-1946455475ASIN: B005FHXYLA
Genres & Tropes
Historical Mystery, Regency Era, London