Wednesday the 20th of February, and time for another Shelf Control post. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about celebrating the books that are waiting to be read on your TBR. To participate, all you do is to pick a book from your TBR pile and write about it. Don’t forget to link back to Lisa’s page, and do also leave links to your posts below if you chose to participate as I’d love to read about your picks.
This week, still on my historical mysteries February reading theme, I’ve picked yet another book that I got on Kindle, The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner.
What it’s all about: This is once again a first in series, the Captain Lacey Mysteries, which has thirteen full books, and a few shorter stories. In this book, Captain Lacey, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars returns to Regency London, burned out, and fighting Melancholia. When back he learns of a missing woman, who may have been kidnapped by a member of parliament. His interest is piqued, leading him to look into the mystery. In his way are murder, corruption, and even a tryst with the underworld. Alongside, he struggles with transitioning from life as a soldier back to civilian life.
The Author: Ashley Gardner also writes as Jennifer Ashley and Allyson James and writes in the genres of mystery, romance, urban fantasy, and historical fiction. She has written over fifty novels. Among her books are the Captain Lacey Regency mysteries, and the Kat Holloway Victorian mysteries.
This book doesn’t have the most attractive covers (either of them) but the description sounds fairly interesting, and the historical setting, in Regency England, was something that drew me to it. The book is still available free on Kindle so, if you’re interested find it on Amazon India here and Amazon.com here. (I can’t post the links to the UK site since they don’t let me access their kindle store.)
Have you read this book or any other in this series before? How did you like it? Do you plan to read any/any more? Looking forward to reading your thoughts!