A Regimental MurderA Captain Lacey Regency Mystery characters Ç 7

review A Regimental MurderA Captain Lacey Regency Mystery

A Regimental MurderA Captain Lacey Regency Mystery characters Ç 7 ô Captain Lacey returns in the second book of this series After saving a beautiful woman from a mysterious assailant near the docks Captain Lacey helps in her search for her husband's murderers Her late husband was accused of committing a crime duringG a crime during the atrocities after a Peninsular War battle and Lydia Westin wants Lacey to clear his name Lacey investigates with his usual thoroughness bringing in Lucius Grenville the immensely wealthy Regency dandy to help him. Captain Lacey is back after his debut in The Hanover Suare Affair and embroiled than ever in a new mystery that surrounds who killed an English officer in Portugal during the Peninsular War with NapoleonOn a late night walk Lacey encounters a beautiful but tragic looking woman who might be going to commit suicide by throwing herself off a bridge Lacey follows the woman trying to prevent her suicide only to find himself fighting off a street thug who accosted the poor woman Badly frightened and chilled the woman refuses to tell Lacey her name or where her home is so he has no choice but to take her to his home where he offers her his own bed and a fire Lacey is captured by her beauty and the sorrow he sees in her eyes and he's sorely tempted when she throws herself at him but his honor prevails Lacey has had enough of his ex friend and mentor Brandon's accusations that Lacey has been having an affair with Brandon's wife Louisa; Lacey wants the woman in his home but he wants to know that he has a clear path firstWhen Brandon crashes into Lacey's home the next morning Brandon believes his own suspicions confirmed about Lacey and tells him that this woman is Lydia Westin recent widow of Colonel Roehampton Westin Col Westin conveniently died by falling down the stairs in his home just days before he would have been arrested for the murder of Spencer the English officer killed in the looting and pillaging in Portugal Spencer's sons say they've found proof that Westin was the one responsible for their father's death that it wasn't an unfortunate accident as it was presumed And the Spencers are bringing a whole lot of scandal and dishonor with their accusationsLydia Westin begs Lacey to help her clear her husband's name She's adamant that Westin couldn't possibly have murdered Spencer; she suspects the other 3 officers who were present Eggleston Breckenridge and Cannaught Lydia also confides to Lacey that her husband didn't fall down the stairs He was murdered in his bed the night before he was to meet with Spencer's sons Lydia found him in his bed the next morning he'd been stabbed in the neck with a stiletto To preserve the last bit of her husband's dignity and honor Lydia and 3 of her most trusted servants staged the accident on the stairsLacey is than willing to help Lydia and so once again he turns to his friend Grenville for assistance Grenville has the in to get Lacey close to Eggleston Breckenridge and Cannaught as well as others who might be able to reveal the truth about the long ago incident in Portugal Along the way Lacey is exposed to another raw and rough side of the underbelly of London Society a card game played over stays at country house parties where each gentleman is assigned a lady attending the house party and is supposed to attend her as much as he likes even if she's not his wife Lacey also learns that Col Westin had difficulties with intimacy even seeking the help of specialists of that time no Viagra available then which leads to speculation between Lacey and Grenville about who the father of the Westins' daughter Chloe might beSomeone is following Lacey in his investigations is it Brandon who is half mad because Louisa has left home and Brandon suspects that Lacey not only knows where she is but is responsible for her leaving Is it one of the 3 remaining subordinate officers that Lacey is interviewing

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Captain Lacey returns in the second book of this series After saving a beautiful woman from a mysterious assailant near the docks Captain Lacey helps in her search for her husband's murderers Her late husband was accused of committin. Gabriel Lacey encounters a woman in distress on a London bridge and promises to investigate her husband's murderAnd the series starts getting really absorbing This was a remarkably good story and I really warmed to Lacey not least because of his flaws and blind spots which mostly involve women Secondary characters Grenville and Brandon are becoming a whole lot interesting although I don't like the Moriarty style Denis much as a baddie The Regency background comes to life during the country house party and the descriptions of Lacey's former military life were also convincingThis is part of a boxed set so I know for sure I'll be reading the next one I'm looking forward to it

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A Regimental MurderA Captain Lacey Regency MysteryBut murder and mayhem follow and James Denis once tries to recruit Lacey to help him with his underworld activities This book introduces the characters of Lady Breckenridge and Grenville's irrepressible footmen Matthias and Bartholom. Captain Lacey helps Lydia Westin discover the murderers of her husband whose been accused of committing war atrocities