Captain Lacey

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637 ratings

The Hanover Square Affair Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • The Hanover Square Affair

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries
    • By: Jennifer Ashley, Ashley Gardner
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 471
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 431

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Regency Reality

    • By Farwan House Variety Store on 01-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • A Regimental Murder

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries
    • By: Jennifer Ashley, Ashley Gardner
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    After rescuing a lovely woman from an attempted robbery, Captain Lacey discovers that she is the widow of a colonel who'd been accused of murdering an English officer during the Peninsular War. Lydia declares that her husband was innocent and that she knows the true culprits' identities. Intrigued, Lacey, along with his friend, Lucius Grenville, begins to investigate. He soon finds himself mired in scandals of the past and surrounded by murders that are very much in the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional narrator and engaging story!

    • By Addicted to my Kindle on 10-10-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Glass House

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Ashley Gardner
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    On a cold January night in 1817, former cavalry officer Captain Gabriel Lacey is summoned to the banks of the Thames to identify the body of a young woman. When Lacey looks at the pretty, dead young woman, cut down too soon, he vows to find her murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Glass House

    • By MAJ3139 on 06-25-15

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  • Book 4

    • The Sudbury School Murders

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    England, 1817. Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire, a school for sons of the wealthiest merchants and bankers in England. As soon as he arrives, Lacey discovers that he's been hired for more than his letter-writing skills. A series of disturbing pranks have kept the school in an uproar, and the headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster. The problems intensify when a groom from the school's stables turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Capt Lacey uncovers murder & deceit at a school

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4.5

    • The Necklace Affair and Other Stories: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries

    • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    In "The Necklace Affair", Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her expensive diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lady Clifford declares that the rival for her husband's affections has stolen the necklace, but Lacey soon realizes that the problem is not so simple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent as always

    • By PJD on 12-12-15

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  • Book 5

    • A Body in Berkeley Square

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was 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 that Brandon committed the murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By JLM on 01-14-16

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  • Book 6

    • A Covent Garden Mystery

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Jennifer Ashley, Ashley Gardner
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Perfect Mystery Series.

    • By jerelyn on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6.5

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  • Book 7

    • A Death in Norfolk

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Captain Gabriel Lacey travels with Lady Breckenridge to his boyhood home in northern Norfolk only to discover mysterious happenings in and around the Lacey estate. A young woman, cousin of an old friend, has gone missing, strange objects appear in Lacey's ruined house, and the dark windmills on the marshes keep pulling Lacey to them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The series gets better and better.

    • By Paul on 04-27-17

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  • Book 8

    • A Disappearance in Drury Lane

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Late December, 1818: As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares for his upcoming wedding, his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, comes to him about an actress friend who's gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will pit him against men who think nothing of abduction, assault, or sending incendiary devices to the innocent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just adore Captain Lacey

    • By Tracey A. Kassman on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Murder in Grosvenor Square

    • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Captain Gabriel Lacey begins Spring 1818 preparing for a duel. But while he focuses on the affair of honor, darkness, greed, and death stalk the streets of London and bring tragedy to a family Lacey has grown close to. With the aid of Lucius Grenville, London's most famous dandy, and Brewster, a ruffian employed by an underworld criminal, Lacey's investigation takes him to the squalid lanes of Seven Dials, to houses that practice a highly illegal trade, spelling ruin and possible hanging for those caught within.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sound quality

    • By Karen Stahl on 12-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

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