The Hanover Square Affair: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

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 faces 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.

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3 Comments

  1. I’m so glad I found this author. If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would gladly do so. I thoroughly enjoyed my entire time of reading this book. Thankfully I started it when I could devote all my attention to it because that is what I ended up doing. Luckily I didn’t have to feel guilty about ignoring those things I really should have been doing. 

  2. 3.5 Stars – Not a romance but still fairly likeable First of all, I want to address the concern of those saying this book contains explicit sex. Actual sex happens twice and then it’s briefly mentioned in single paragraphs with zero description of the act itself. This is a regency crime/mystery and prostitutes are characters in it. Naturally, there are a handful of swear words and mild randy talk. I don’t think it’s fair to give the idea this story is full of descriptive sex when that isn’t the case at all. 

  3. An Enjoyable Mystery, A Likeable Hero, Left Me Wanting to Read the Next in the Series Ashley Gardner has created an interesting and likable hero in her protagonist Captain Gabriel Lacy. A complex and honorable man with a complicated personal history. I liked his direct and often blunt approach to things. The author reveals her hero to us slowly and at the end of this particular mystery I found myself wanting to know more about Captain Lacy and his personal life. 

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