A Body in Berkeley Square

Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 5

by Ashley Gardner

JA / AG Publishing

Mystery: Historical

September 15, 2013

ISBN-10: 1490921842

ISBN-13: 9781490921846

Available in: Audio, e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)

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A Body in Berkeley Square
by Ashley Gardner

London, 1817.

A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy has been found 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 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. Lacey’s hunt for evidence uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey’s and Brandon’s own private war.

Originally published July 2005 in mass market paperback by Berkley Prime Crime and June 2011 in eBook.

Ashley Gardner's Bio

Award-winning author Ashley Gardner also writes as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley and national bestselling author, Allyson James. She has written more than fifty novels and novellas in mystery, romance, historical fiction, and urban fantasy.

When not researching or writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, playing guitar, building miniature room settings, hiking, and drinking gourmet teas.

For information on her growing dollhouse miniatures collection, see Miniatures and jennsminis.wordpress.com For more information on her other novels see: www.jennifersromances.com and www.allysonjames.com