Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: A Mystery at Carlton House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Book 12) by Ashley Gardner

The Prince Regent, later known as George IV, asks for Captain Lacey's help in solving the theft of valuable items from his home at Carlton House, against the wishes of James Denis.

Finally! Captain Lacey meets royalty. Surely, it was bound to happen given that he is best friends with London society's most popular man, and married to one of the most popular women. You'd think London society would run in some of the same circles as the royal court every now and then. Granted, I can appreciate wanting to keep the characters fictional but this just added an extra touch of reality by involving a historical figure.

There's so much more going on in this novel too, but I don't want to spoil it. I'll just say that Donata suffers a difficult birth, Grenville and Marianne's relationship takes a turn as she goes missing, Spendlove is still out to get Lacey, and Brewster questions where his loyalties really lie. That's just what happens in the very beginning, imagine where the rest of the novel goes.

And can I take this moment to ask the author: please, please, pretty please, can we have a spin-off novel of Grenville and Marianne? Carlton House sort of set up an introduction to one rather perfectly...

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