Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realizes to his astonishment that she is his long lost daughter, Gabriella.
Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey.
Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner has asked Lacey to help him look into the disappearances of “game girls” from Covent Garden. Lacey agrees and recruits old friends to help.
But when the goings-on in Covent Garden put his daughter in danger, Lacey’s crusade turns personal. He will do anything, and call in any favor from anyone, in order to protect his own Gabriella.
Book Six in the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.
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A Covent Garden Mystery
Y6. A Covent Garden Mystery 6.5/10
iBook. Not as good as the rest. A bit more 2 dimensional.
Lacey's ex-wife, her French major, and her daughter Gabriella, 17, have been brought to London by Denis. There has been 2 street girls gone missing and then Gabriella went missing. Lacey calls in all connections and a massive search progresses for days. Grenville is hurt and angry that both Lacey and Marianne didn't trust him not to get high handed about her half-wit son David. Lacey can see his ex has had a happier life with her Frenchman and all their kids in the country. He realises he doesn't want to take Gabriella away from the family she loves, and so she offers to visit him and learn about his side of the family. He sets a wedding date with Donata.