London, 1816
Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, he struggles with his own disorientation transitioning from a soldier's life to the civilian world, redefining his role with his former commanding officer, and making new friends--from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden.
Book 1 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.
©2003, 2011 Jennifer Ashley (P)2014 Jennifer Ashley
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ligs on 23-12-15

Excellent Narrator

Easy and enjoyable listen, not badly written but an excellent narrator who makes the most of the text in front of him. Each character is easy to spot from the tone, accents and dialects used by the narrator...

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3 out of 5 stars
By Rogayah on 21-11-15


This is the first of a series of Captain Lacey mysteries so we have the back story as well as the mysteries to be solved. The story is a little slow, but is well told and interesting enough to make me want to know what happens next and "who dunnit".

I think that despite my hesitation I will buy the next book as the characters have been established and I am interested enough to want to know how they will be developed in the next book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Farwan House Variety Store on 30-01-15

Regency Reality

A surprisingly interesting Regency novel, giving a more real picture of life in the times of the Prince Regent. No frothy filmy muslins here. Kept my interest right through. I was expecting a poor imitation of a Georgette Heyer Regency book ( I am a fan of Heyer) but was pleasantly surprised by the gutsy narrative and narrator. Good performance too.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marcheta on 28-11-14

Really enjoying this series-get the rest please!

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Any book that keeps me listening well into the night to find out what's going to happen next is a real gem for me.

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