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Death at Brighton Pavilion

(Captain Lacey Mysteries #14)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  179 ratings  ·  19 reviews
When Captain Gabriel Lacey finds himself standing over a dead body in Brighton Pavilion, bloody sword in hand and no memory of how he got there, he immediately fears he is a murderer.

The dead man is Colonel Hamilton Isherwood, a man Lacey clashed with after the battle of Salamanca in Spain seven years before. As Lacey tries to piece together the events of the previous
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published December 17th 2019 by JA / AG Publishing
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Barbara Rogers
Series: Captain Lacey Mysteries #14
Publication Date: 12/17/19
Number of Pages:269

Poor Captain Lacey, it seems that everybody is mad at him in this long-awaited, excellently written, well-paced and interesting mystery. I had begun to despair of ever getting to read another Captain Lacey since it has been twenty months since the last one – but – it was well worth the wait. You can read this as a stand-alone, but some of the relationships might not be as filled-in and robust to you as they would be
Lori Quick
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Captain Lacey stories get better and better with each book. Ms. Gardner draws you in and gets you hooked from the start. It was definitely hard to put it down.

Captain Lacey is found bent over a dead man with sword in hand at Brighton Pavilion. He doesn't remember how he got there and needs to figure out who murdered the man. All the regular cast of characters are in this story. There are a few twist and turns to the story that surprised me. I had a few guesses as to who done it, but did not
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
1819 Captain Lacey comes to early in the morning standing over the murdered body of Colonel Hamilton Isherwood, in the Brighton Pavilion. A man that he had disagreed with some seven years previously.
Not remembering what has happened Lacey must determine the events of the previous night, even if it proves him guilty. Thankfully he has the help of Brewster, Grenville and his wife Donata.
Another enjoyable and well-written historical mystery with its cast of likeable characters.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time getting into this one, while I enjoyed it, some of the others have been better
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All of my 5 Fantastic & Honorable Stars belong to Captain Lacey. Sure, he was a fictional character. But right now in this "I-hate-you-more era," Captain Lacey satisfied my yearning for decency and honor. I totally enjoyed the mess he was in. It seemed he just kept going and running into trouble in each book! But the real trouble⁉ There were too many dishonorable, traitorous, vicious, greedy, and etc. people in his world. Captain Lacey would never back down if he could do something to make ...more
Sheila Melo
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

FINAL DECISION: I loved this one. The mystery strikes right into the heart of Captain Lacey -- his past, his wife, his view of himself. The detective investigating whether he himself is a murderer is a grand plot and this one kept me turning page after page.

THE STORY: Captain Lacey awakens with a sword in his hand, a dead body, and no memory of what happened. As Lacey tries to figure out what has happened, he has to contend with his past with the dead man and the possibility that he might have
Linda Lassman
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

I'm a huge fan of the Captain Lacey Mysteries--this was the first of Gardner's series that I read. This book was a welcome (and long-awaited!) addition to the series and did not disappoint. Captain Lacey isn't a genius, isn't beautiful, isn't perfect. He suffers from permanent damage to one leg, which contributes to his temper, which he work to keep under control. He is unfailingly loyal and has high standards of honour which he will
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading this book series. The characters are great and well developed. I know all these characters as if they are friends and I enjoy reading about their adventures. This book has the age old plot of being slipped a mickey and standing over a dead body with a knife and you are covered with blood and you try to prove you didn't do it. The fact that this plot line is done in a 1st person story line was great!!
There was more information about Captain Lacey's past. The war comes back to
Mary Hart
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

An excellent addition to the Captain Lacey series. Donata, Peter, Gabriella, Grenville, Marianne, Brewster and Denis are all present. I like how the author is showing us more of Captain Lacey's back story. In this story we have old protaganists from the peninsular war, Quakers and the sinister Mr Denis all set against the back drop of Brighton Pavillion. You could enjoy this story as a stand alone but I'm sure you would quickly rush to read the others! All Ashley's characters are well
Kimberly Thorpe
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
While I enjoyed the story, I had a hard time getting engrossed in this book as I have the other books in this series.
Captain Lacey finds himself standing over the dead body of an old enemy with a sword in his hand and no memory of the events leading up to the murder. With the help of the usual “suspects”, his friend, Greenville, who is now married, his wife Donata and Brewster, his watcher, Lacey proceeds to solve the case regardless of the fact that he could be the murderer himself. There are
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Treason and plotting aplenty

Thoroughly enamoured of the good Captain Lacey as I am, I was not disappointed with this latest instalment in the chronicles.of his adventures. Well rounded, appealing characters using their strengths to solve a seemingly unsolvable mystery. As usual, the author has masterfulyl evoked an era of British history that I find fascinating, and peppered the story with facts that show her dedication to research. Highly recommended.
Cheryl Let'S
It's always a pleasure....

It's always a pleasure to revisit Lacey, Grenville, Donata, Brewster and the rest of the crew. I absolutely love the characters and feel as if I know them personally. I love going on these adventures with Lacey. Well developed characters and a good mystery make for a good read. Highly recommended.
Tammy Buchli
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The quality of this series just never seems to flag. Captain Lacey is one of my evergreen literary crushes and this installment of his adventures was wonderful as always. His new wife has not grown on me - there’s always at least one point where I long to punch her in the throat - but she seems to make him happy do with that I must be content. Looking forward to the next one!
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Far from the best

The last few books in this series have not lived up to a series I have always enjoyed. The plot and characters fare no better in this latest addition to the series. Very disappointed.
Nancy Jackson
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just love these Captain Lacey books. I love the characters, the plots twists, the era, just everything.
H Bonthuys
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Consistently good

Loved another Captain Lacey mystery. Jennifer keeps a fine balance between mystery, romance and history. Thoroughly enjoyed it as usual.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I find such pleasure in reading this series. Can’t wait for the next instalment.
Barbara Literski
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love Captain Lacey

I really enjoy reading about Captain Lacey and the mysteries that he unravels. Looking forward to more of his escapades!
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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

Other books in the series

Captain Lacey Mysteries (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey, #1)
  • A Regimental Murder (Captain Lacey, #2)
  • The Glass House (Captain Lacey, #3)
  • The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey, #4)
  • A Body in Berkeley Square (Captain Lacey, #5)
  • A Covent Garden Mystery (Captain Lacey, #6)
  • A Death in Norfolk (Captain Lacey, #7)
  • A Disappearance in Drury Lane (Captain Lacey, #8)
  • Murder in Grosvenor Square (Captain Lacey, #9)
  • The Thames River Murders (Captain Lacey, #10)