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The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey…

The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 4) (edition 2014)

by Ashley Gardner (Author)

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Title:The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 4)
Authors:Ashley Gardner (Author)
Info:JA / AG Publishing (2014), 306 pages
Tags:Captain Lacey, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, London

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The Sudbury School Murders by Ashley Gardner



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Lacey accepts a post as secretary to a boy's school head master, in hopes of solving a series of serious pranks. He does that but not before several murders and an attack on his friend and mentor Grenville. True to the time and place, a member of the Rohm is scapegoated by the local magistrate before the Captain sorts things out Lots of story lines in this enjoyable Regency Series are moved forward to ponder before reading the next installment. ( )
  jamespurcell | Apr 6, 2017 |
Captain Lacey, after the recommendation of his friend, takes a job as the secretary of the head of a boys' school. It turns out he was hired because of his investigative reputation, as the school has had a series of rather malicious pranks.
Things turn really nasty when someone is killed and Lacey tries to stop a young Romney from being convicted of the murder simply because of his background.
Fair story.
Finding the round and round of relationships with his colonel and the colonel's wife getting a bit repetitive. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
This was another exciting story of mystery and intrigue. The regular cast of characters was present and in this story, Greenville gets stabbed and almost dies. Lacey travels to the school to take on a job as a secretary for a nasty head master; he is really there to get to the bottom of a series of dangerous pranks. Shortly after he arrives, the pranks turn deadly with the first dead body. One body leads to others and Lacey find himself neck deep in a mystery that he’s drawn into because he doesn't believe the Romany scapegoat they are blaming for the first murder is the killer. Lacey unravels the truth. Additionally, he is becoming less melancholia and more interesting as we get to know him better. I still don’t fully understand the relationship between Lacey and Col. Brandon and his wife Louisa or between Greenville and Marrianne but I enjoy all the characters. ( )
  plunkinberry | Jul 28, 2013 |
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In March of 1817, I journeyed from London up the Thames and into Berkshire, where the countryside opened around me like the promise of heaven.
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Also in: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, v. 2
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Takes place in 1817, Berkshire, England, UK

Also in: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, v. 2
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Captain Lacey accepts a position at the Sudbury School to find the person behind a series of malicious pranks. But when the mischief takes a deadly turn, Lacey must teach a murderer a lesson.

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The Sudbury School Murders by Ashley Gardner 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. Lacey discovers as soon as he arrives 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 of the school's stables turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal. A Romany is arrested for the murder, and Lacey is the only person who believes him innocent. As Lacey works to discover what happened, he gets drawn into the secrets of Marianne Simmons, the actress who'd lived upstairs from Lacey in London. Meanwhile the intrigue surrounding the murder becomes as murky as the waters of the canal itself and puts Lacey and Grenville into deadly danger. The Sudbury School Murders won the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery of 2005. Book 4 in the Captain Lacey Regency mysteries. This is a full-length novel.… (more)

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