Ashley Gardner

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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 http://www.gardnermysteries.com ...more

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Ashley Gardner Hi Laura: Thank you! I have visited London and walked its streets extensively. My feet get sore! But I find I learn the town very well by walking inst…moreHi Laura: Thank you! I have visited London and walked its streets extensively. My feet get sore! But I find I learn the town very well by walking instead of taking a taxi, tube, or tour bus. That said, Regency London has differences from modern London--roads have been put through in the last two hundred years that simply weren't there in Lacey's time. (However, you'd be amazed at what is there). I also have historic maps of London, which are painstakingly detailed, with every passage and house in a passage marked. More detailed than today's maps, even more than Google maps! I love maps, so walking the streets in my mind is as much fun as doing it in person (almost). I plan to return to London and do more walking in the next year or so.(less)
Ashley Gardner Louisa is a complex person. She fell happily in love when she was very young and married Brandon and then became disillusioned because of Brandon's st…moreLouisa is a complex person. She fell happily in love when she was very young and married Brandon and then became disillusioned because of Brandon's stubborn, blustering, and not always intelligent personality. Also never being able to bring a child to term really hurt her. She might have been happy with Brandon if they'd had children. She also sees how the enmity between Brandon and Lacey is hurting Lacey, whom she loves--but not necessarily in a physical way. I'd say she's a lady caught in a situation where she doesn't know what she wants or what to do. So she's determined to stick by Brandon, whom she does love, but she might not *like* him all the time. Also, it was the proper thing to to (divorce was very difficult), though her emotions get the better of her sometimes. Your assessment that she's wonderful and strong only through Gabriel's eyes is a good one. He saw her as the ideal woman, the ideal wife, and regretted he didn't meet her first! At least in the beginning of the series. As the series goes on, Gabriel still likes her and is her friend, but he becomes more clear-eyed about her. We all have friends we love but watch them make mistakes. I'll keep an eye on Louisa and Brandon in future.(less)
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I realized that as I love and glom historical mystery novels (as well as write them), I should recommend some I enjoy. I started posting them on my Bookbub page (not all are historical mysteries–I like contemp ones too).


https://www.bookbub.com/profile/ashley-gardner?list=reviews


If you want my short reviews of these books go to my Jennifer Ashley Bookbub page, where I cross-posted but added rev

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You asked two questions, and I'll answer both here. The second one was: "After finishing Book 13, I'm rather intrigued. Will we be seeing the Laceys traveling to France at some point? And does word get around about Granville and Marianne's marriage? See Full Answer
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In the first books, yes, Lacey has little money. He does have his half-pay (more or less an army pension) paid into his bank, but his father and grandfather unhelpfully squandered the family money, though the house and entailed lands in Nor See Full Answer
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Book 1 in the Leonidas the Gladiator mysteries. Events happen before those in the novella, Blood Debts (which is Book 1.5). Setting is Ancient Rome, in the reign of Nero, 62-63 AD. I hope you enjoy the adventures of Leonidas and Cassia! All books wil ...more
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Scandal Above Stairs is Book 2 in the Kat Holloway Below Stairs Mysteries series. Reading order:
Soupcon of Poison (prequel novella--optional!)
Death Below Stairs (Book 1, Jan 2018)
Scandal Above Stairs (Book 2, July 2018)
Book 3--Title to come
In Book 2,
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" Hector wrote: "What will book 2 be called..."

Book 2 is Scandal Above Stairs.
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Captain Lacey book 12! The captain is "requested" by the Runner Timothy Spendlove to look into mysterious thefts at Carlton House. The Regent too wants him to discover the culprit, but Lacey is distracted by his family life and the fact that James De ...more
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“But perhaps peace was not in a place but within one's self.”
Ashley Gardner, Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Volume Two

“A good book is like a good friend, do you know, Lacey? One you can turn to when the night is cold and you are lonely. And there is old Herodotus, standing ready to regale me with tales of his travels.”
Ashley Gardner, Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Volume Two

“The room was rather anonymous, with fashionable upholstered Sheraton chairs in a salmon-colored stripe and studded wood, salmon-colored swags on the windows, and cream silk on the walls. Nothing personal marred the room, as though the house’s inhabitants had ordered the furnishing to be as elegant yet innocuous as possible.”
Ashley Gardner, Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries Volume Two

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Laura Hi Ashley!! Thanks for the friendvite! You beat me to it! Lol. (My phone wouldn't let me friend you).


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