A Disappearance in Drury Lane

Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 8

by Ashley Gardner

JA / AG Publishing

Historical

September 20, 2013

ISBN-10: 0986023884

ISBN-13: 9780986023880

Available in: Audio, e-Book, Trade Size

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A Disappearance in Drury Lane
by Ashley Gardner

As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares to leave for his upcoming wedding, he's interrupted by his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, who is concerned about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will bring him against dangerous men who think nothing of abduction and blackmail, or indeed of sending incendiary devices to the innocent.

Lacey's compassion tells him to help the actress who is in true danger, but his personal life is changing, and his time for investigation is frequently and frustratingly interrupted. He is also commanded to assist Bow Street in bringing down James Denis, a criminal with whom Lacey now has complicated ties, or risk hanging with him.

The search for the actress takes Lacey from the assembly rooms of the upper-classes to behind the scenes at the Royal Theatre in Drury Lane, where he finds darkness in all corners. Lacey's life and honor are constantly challenged as his circumstances change, and he realizes he can follow no code but his own.



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