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The Glass House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 3) (edition 2014)

by Ashley Gardner (Author)

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Title:The Glass House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 3)
Authors:Ashley Gardner (Author)
Info:JA / AG Publishing (2014), 319 pages
Tags:Captain Lacey, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, London

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Another great read. I love the characters that the author has created and want to read more about them. I'm heading right into the next book of the series. ( )
  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
A lady is murdered, under mysterious circumstances, and Captain Lacey, as usual, gets involved in solving the mystery.
It turns out that the lady had a secret life that turned on her and Lacey, by investigating, again steps on toes (which he doesn't necessarily have to do) and puts himself into danger.
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  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
This is one of a series of historical mysteries featuring Captain Gabriel Lacey, cashiered from the cavalry during the Peninsular campaign. It's 1817 and the captain is struggling to make ends meet. He's off to his friend's evening party when a Bow Street runner, his old sergeant, asks him to view a drowned young woman, who might be his neighbour. The story takes off from there in a series of twists and starts leading to the Glass House and some even nastier goings on.

The story is well written, the characters are larger than life, and the Captain tells the story in the 1st POV. There is nothing really wrong with the novel, it's just I am picky about historicals, and I like the research and facts to be accurate. Americans, when writing about British history, do tend to Americanise everything, from speech to ideas about class and position. So we have a Beau Brummel figure, although of ancient and respectable lineage, who is familiar with his footmen! We have expressions of speech which never would have been used by a member of the upper crust and other such Americanisms. Most readers will be American and not notice the problems, but it is annoying to those readers who know their history and the culture.
  p.d.r.lindsay | Sep 12, 2014 |
Great story! Captain Lacey gets involved in another mystery. This is the third book in the series and I'm hooked. I like his honor and tenacity. I enjoy the supporting characters and continue to enjoy their development and the way all the relationships intertwine and interact. Mrs. Danbury and Lady Breckenridge are both interesting and I expect to see more of at least Lady Breckenridge in coming books. In the end, the mystery is solved and Lacey departs for the Sudbury School to take on his new role as a secretary... foreshadowing of the next story, The Sudbry School Murders! ( )
  plunkinberry | Jul 25, 2013 |
Substance: A somewhat far-fetched premise, but a fair mystery. Set in England just after the Peninsular Campaign. High and low society; some anachronistic attitudes; alludes to sexual perversions but does not describe them.
Style: Reasonably straightforward, but refers too often to past events without really clarifying the situation up-front. ( )
  librisissimo | Mar 31, 2012 |
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Takes place in 1817.

Included in: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, v. 1
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425199436, Mass Market Paperback)

It's Captain Lacey's duty to unravel the mysteries of Regency England.

The Glass House is a place where London's high society can indulge their vices. When one of its regulars is found floating in the Thames, Captain Lacey demands justice, uncovering jealousy and murder--while also confronting some secrets of his own.

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London 1817 On a cold January night, former cavalry officer Captain Gabriel Lacey is summoned to the banks of the Thames to identify a body. When Lacey looks down at the pretty young woman, cut down too soon, he vows to find her murderer. Lacey's search for the killer takes him from the seamy streets of the East End, to gatherings of the London ton in Mayfair, to the chambers of respectable Middle Temple barristers. Lacey investigates The Glass House, a sordid gaming house that played a large part in the victim's past. Book 3 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.… (more)

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