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Another excellent Regency mystery
on 15 April 2012
In the fourth instalment for Captain Lacey, he takes a job as secretary to the headmaster of a boy's school outside London and is, once again, embroiled in murder.
I really like this series for its good writing, and involved, unpredictable plots. Most of all, however, it's the characters who really make this series: Gabriel Lacey himself, the Brandons, Grenville, Marianne Simmons (who gets an enlarged role here) and Donata Breckenridge are all fascinating and beautifully-drawn. They all have personalities of their own and don't simply slip into the usual period clichés.
The Regency atmosphere is conveyed well, though the lack of a London setting in this book wasn't quite as interesting.
This is a series which is best read in order: (1)The Hanover Square Affair, (2)A Regimental Murder, (3) The Glass House, with another couple of follow after this one.
If you like historical mysteries, this is excellent.