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Lian world redefining his role with his former commanding officer and making new friends from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden Book 1 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries This is a full length nov. Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says London 1816Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars burned out fighting melancholia his career ended His interest is piued when he learns of a missing girl possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder corruption and dealings with a leader of the underworld He deals with his own disorientation transitioning from a soldier's life to the civilian world at the same time redefining his role with his former commanding officer making new friends from the top of society to the street girls of Covent GardenMy Review This will be your only warning AVOID THESE BOOKS IF YOU ARE OF A SERIES ADDICTIVE BENT Have y'all left who're leavin' GoodGo get this Kindle freebie everyone else and settle in for the haul This series starring wounded warrior Captain Gabriel Lacey will now grab you by the heartstrings and cause you to leak water from the vicinity of your eyes I do not know what this phenomenon is called but it is unsettlingI read mysteries as I've mentioned before in order to assauage a weird little part of me that craves the World to do the right thing It doesn't as the Supreme Court has proven yet again five old men in black dresses telling a bunch of religious dupes that they can decide who has access to birth control as if this is anyone's goddamned business but the woman seeking it but I still crave a glimpse even in fiction of a world where the right thing is doneI am not talking about the law The law is written by lawyers This means less than nothing when it comes to doing the right thing or even following the promptings of honorThe right thing in this story is learning the fate of a powerless girl Learning the reason a girl ups sticks and runs as fast as she can away from her loved ones Learning the secrets of people so powerful that knowing they have secrets is a life threatening prospectAnd learning in the end who one needs to forgive and what one needs to forget aren't necessarily obvious at first glance And certainly aren't easy tasks Forgiveness if sincere is seldom anything but hard won and almost never without a heavy heavy priceI read this book in about half a day because it answered a call in me and left me deeply satisfied that I'd found a friend An honorable idiot with a foul temper and a complete and thoroughgoing unwillingness to do things the easy way In short an uncomfortable companion and an irreplaceable friendTen books await me I am deeply satisfied by that knowledge Make of this what you will but remember that you were warned This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License

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The Hanover Square AffairCavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars burned out fighting melancholia his career ended His interest is piued when he learns of a missing girl possibly kidnapped by a prominent me. The first in a crime fiction series set in Regency London which features as its narrator and hero an injured Peninsular Wars veteran Captain Gabriel Lacey this novel seemed like it would be a good read Sadly my expectations were not met The novel has a number of problems One is the character of Captain Lacey He is yet another detective using the word in its broadest sense with issues including his gammy leg his impecuniousness his conflict with an old friend and comrade his messed up relationships with women and his melancholia It seems to me that he has too many problems to make him an effective detective The melancholia is his biggest personal difficulty and in theory it should have made him a sympathetic character However it had the opposite effect on me I have no problem with the idea of Captain Lacey suffering from depression and I take no issue with the condition being called melancholia However I started getting irritated when the word appeared four times in the same paragraph Another problem is the language The prose is clunky and the dialogue clunkier Gardner had the characters including genteel female characters use language which I doubt would have been used in the period in which the novel is set In fact apart from the very occasional reference to an historical event the approaching marriage of Princess Charlotte for example and some geographical references relatively little attempt is made to locate the novel within its place and time I neither wanted nor expected bucketloads of period detail However I did expect an early 19th century London feel which this novel didn't deliver The plot has some good ideas with a few red herrings thrown in for good measure but it took a long time to become interesting While the pace picks up eventually the novel never becomes a page turner I finished reading it because well that's generally what I do And I did start to become marginally interested in how the mystery aspect of the novel was going to be resolved However I don't see myself bothering with the next book in the series For anyone keen to read crime fiction set in Regency London I think that CS Harris's Sebastian St Cyr novels are better than this offering Although frankly that's not saying a great deal as I have some deep reservations about that series as well I should probably stick to Georgette Heyer romances if I want a dose of the Regency and go elsewhere to satisfy my taste for crime fiction

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READ The Hanover Square Affair î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars burned out fighting melancholia his career ended His interest is piued when he learns of a missing girl possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament Lacey's search for the Mber of Parliament Lacey's search for the young woman to murder corruption and dealings with a leader of the underworld At the same time he struggles with his disorientation transitioning from a soldier's life to the civi. A loan from a friendThe plot of this was rather like Law Order SVU—Regency England Definitely a look at the seedier side of early 19th century English life The period detail was well chosen and convincing and the author’s attempts to capture the characters’ different class influenced speech patterns were uite good The pacing could have been better; the author kept trying to shoehorn the main character’s backstory into the plot The backstory is important because it helps the reader understand why Gabriel Lacey does some of the things he does; but the integration of the backstory could’ve been smoother There was also a lot of telling in terms of emotional issues It’s very tricky to write a first person point of view for the opposite gender and I don’t feel the author successfully pulled it off Gabriel didn’t always sound convincingly male even for a 19th century man On top of everything else and it probably is a realistic touch given the old double standard Gabriel is rather a hypocrite when it comes to women; and that made me like him less