Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, No 7
Sept 2011 / ISBN: 1466466006
Historical Mystery / Regency / Norfolk, VA- 1817
by Barbara Buhrer
had fled his Norfolk home and an abusive father to join the army.
He returns to rebuild his family estate with the assistance of his
fiancée Lady Donata Breckinridge. He rides up to his estate
before joining a house party to deliver a message to Brigader Easton
from Jason Denis who is a crime lord. Lacey figures he is delivering
a death threat from Denis and assists Easton to escape.
When Lacey and Donata arrive at the family home
they find Denias' men tearing down the walls hoping to find the
art Easton was supposed to have smuggled from war ravaged France,
art which Denis sells on the black market.
Lacey learns he has additional questions to which
he has to find the answers: where is Cooper, Denis' right hand man?
Is he connected to the missing art?
Why is the village church's silver, missing and
believed stolen, hidden behind his kitchen·s chimney?
Will the white dress in his mother's bedroom lead
to the discovery of the village girl missing years ago?
What will he find out about his mother's life in
the journal that Donata found hidden beneath the floorboards in
his mother·s bedroom?
Captain Lacey has returned here after a long hiatus
in a well written and well plotted story. He is now a strong man
of honor and believer in justice, He has a strong supporting cast
of characters with the atmosphere of the time portrayed. This is
a welcome return.
Gardner·s previous books were released only
as Kindle editions. Hopefully, subsequent adventures of Captain
Lacey will be releases in print editions so everyone can experience
Lacey·s adventures along with him.
reviews in this series
Square Affair #1 [amazon]
A Regimental Murder # 2 [review]
The Glass House #3 [review]
The Sudbury School Murders #4 [review]
A Body in Berkeley Square #5 [review]
A Covent Garden Mystery #6 [review]
Death in Norfolk #7 [review]
in Drury Lane [review]