The Sudbury School Murders : Captain Lacey

  • by Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by James Gillies
  • Series: Captain Lacey
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

England, 1817
Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire, a school for sons of the wealthiest merchants and bankers in England. As soon as he arrives, Lacey discovers that he's been hired for more than his letter-writing skills. A series of disturbing pranks have kept the school in an uproar, and the headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster.
The problems intensify when a groom from the school's stables turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal. A Romany is arrested for the murder, and Lacey is the only person who believes him innocent.
As Lacey works to discover what happened, he gets drawn into the secrets of Marianne Simmons, the actress who lived upstairs from Lacey in London. Marianne swears Lacey to silence, which puts a new strain on his friendship with Grenville. Meanwhile the intrigue surrounding the murder becomes as murky as the waters of the canal itself and puts Lacey and Grenville into deadly danger.
The Sudbury School Murders won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery.


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Customer Reviews

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A Wonderful Series

Captain Lacey is always a gentleman, always interesting, never boring. His stories have good continuing characters and good plots. James Gillies performance is outstanding. I am anxiously waiting for book 5.
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- MAJ3139

Wonderful story combined with terrific narration!

This is the fourth book in the Captain Lacey series, and it does not disappoint. Despite Lacey's change in locale, most of the favorite recurring characters that we have enjoyed from previous books are present, and the mystery is particularly compelling. My favorite part about this series being on audiobook is the wonderful narration by James Gillies. He makes the story incredibly compelling to listen to, and he masterfully voices each character distinctly. He is an extremely talented narrator, and I look forward to listening to the rest of the series with his skillful narration. Well worth the credit!!
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- Addicted to my Kindle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-29-2015
  • Publisher: Jennifer Ashley