Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member 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 civilian 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 novel.
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Captain Lacey is an interesting character. This book and others in the series are well presented with a storyline that will keep you page turning. I am onto my third Captain Lacey.
Jan Vermeer 'The milkmaid' 1661
How nice for Grenville to have the Dutch artiste Vermeer in his house, shame it was touted a century later than actually painted.
Clever and intriguing
Terrifically thought-out characters, excellent plots with an interesting historical backdrop. Don't let the cover art put you off. It's an intelligent murder/mystery not a period romance novel.