Captain Gabriel Lacey begins Spring 1818 preparing for a duel. But while he focuses on the affair of honor, darkness, greed, and death stalk the streets of London and bring tragedy to a family Lacey has grown close to.
With the aid of Lucius Grenville, London's most famous dandy, and Brewster, a ruffian employed by an underworld criminal, Lacey's investigation takes him from the elegant mansions of Grosvenor Square to the squalid lanes of Seven Dials, to houses that practice a highly illegal trade, spelling ruin and possible hanging for those caught within.
Lacey once again comes into the sphere of James Denis, the crime lord, when what appears to be a simple crime of hatred turns out to be far more complex.
Book 9 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries. This is a full-length novel.
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I've worked my way through all these to date and have to say enjoy them. In particular I like the main characters. Like lots of crime books this relies on coincidence but within the world she has created they aren't too far fetched. By no means is this highbrow literature but it is a good read; plenty happens; it is set in a fascinating period; and you can like the main characters. Great reading for a quiet night in.