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The Gentleman's Walking Stick (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #6.5)

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London, 1817
An anthology of two short stories of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

In The Gentleman's Walking Stick, Lacey untangles a web of deceit involving a respectable society man, his only clue being a missing walking stick. (This story first appeared in the Regency fiction magazine, The Reticule in 2000.)

In The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald, Lacey is asked t
Kindle Edition, 42 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Jennifer Ashley
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I got this ebook for a great price and was even happier that it was actually two books for the price of one. The first one, The Gentleman's Walking Stick is where an old friend of Captain Laceys asked for his help in recovering a walking stick of his. He evidently left it in a sensitive place. Once Captain Lacey discovers the truth... Then the other was about a girl's dissappearance and was a sad one. I wish on that one the ending could have been drawn out more. I can't say much as these were ju ...more
Sheila Melo
Two Short Stories

This is a collection of two short stories from the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.
THE GENTLEMAN'S WALKING STICK: This is a short story about a man who comes to Lacey to ask him to help find his missing walking stick. This was the more interesting story to me because there were actually things that could be figured out from the story. It is very short and the mystery is not deep but it gives readers a small sense of the full length novels.

Wow, what a major disappointment. Both of these stories were far too short for my tastes. I have them shelved with the hors'doeuvers and snack sized reads but these two stories are more like crumbs. I bought them to read last night at bed-time because I'm waiting on a book to come into the library and thought they would be perfect for my purposes. I only paid 99 cents but somehow still feel ripped off.
Two very short stories featuring Captain Gabriel Lacey.

Story 1: An old military acquaintance of Lacey's asks his help to retrieve a walking stick he's left behind in one of the places he visited the previous day. The walking stick has the man's name engraved on it, and some of the places he'd been may prove embarrassing. I liked that Lacey visited the places in reverse order, and in doing so gained a specific knowledge of the man and the people whose lives he affected. And I particularly enjoyed
I'm not really big on short stories or novellas but I enjoy this series enough that I want to read everything on it. The ending of the first story I felt was a little out of character for Lacey - (view spoiler) ...more
Angel Ludwig
early versions of her wonderful characters, great grasp of the 1800s, solid plot, well written, and moderately well edited (some blatant bloopers like he'd had and blue eyes that eyes sparkled). not quite as fleshed-out and wonderful, but still worth reading!
Not my favorite I enjoy the full story better then the novellas. But it not terrible just not for me.
Two short stories covering some events occuring between installments 6 and 7 in the Captain Lacey series. These are quick and lack much depth. Both cases involve Lacey discovering a complexity that makes him reassess the original aid requester's call for his help in a new light. We are reminded of the limited options and opportunities for women across a range of social classes in early 19th century England, and in what comes across to me as a rather anachronistic perspective on Lacey's part, the ...more
Michele bookloverforever
sad story....well captain Lacey
Nancy Haddock
I've now read THE HANOVER SQUARE AFFAIR, A REGIMENTAL MURDER, THE GLASS HOUSE, and the short stories in THE GENTLEMAN'S WALKING STICK. I need to get the rest of this series. Very different, but very interesting!
Captain Lacey is one of my favorite fictional characters. I always enjoy my visits with him. I enjoyed this visit very much, the only problem being it was over too soon.
Jadetyger Sevea
Gabriel Lacey is always an enjoyable character, but these two short stories sometimes fall into the telling, rather than showing, category.
Good, well-constructed stories. Too short for me!
Good, well-constructed stories. Too short for me!
The short stories are good, but almost too brief.
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Ashley Gardner is the pseudonym for NY Times bestselling and award-winning author Jennifer Ashley and nationally bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James. Her award-winning Captain Lacey Regency mysteries have garnered top reviews and an enthusiastic following. These books are now available as digital editions. More about the series can be found at
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Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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