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. He 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. The headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster—immediately. 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 it is clear that the local magistrates are happy to see him condemned without much thought. Lacey is the only person who believes the Romany innocent, and he must hurry to prove it before the young man is hanged. As Lacey investigates what the magistrates do not want him to discover, the intrigue surrounding the murder becomes as murky as the waters of the canal itself, putting Lacey and Grenville into serious danger. Winner of the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery. Book 4 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.
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Award-winning author Ashley Gardner also writes as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Under both names—and a third, Allyson James—Gardner has written more than 50 published novels and novellas in mystery, romance, and urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for and won several RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice awards (including Best Historical Mystery for The Sudbury School Murders), and Romance Writers of America’s RITA. Ashley’s books have been translated into a dozen different languages and have earned starred reviews in Booklist. The Hanover Square Affair spent weeks as the #1 bestselling historical mystery on Amazon Kindle; the entire series spending months in the top 10. More about the Captain Lacey series can be found at www.gardnermysteries.com.Review:
One of the most honorable men to grace the pages of a mystery book. -- BookBrowser
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