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The Gentleman's Walking Stick

(2011)
(A book in the Captain Lacey series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
London, 1817
An anthology of two short stories of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries.

In The Gentleman's Walking Stick, Lacey untangles a web of deceit involving a respectable society man, his only clue being a missing walking stick. (This story first appeared in the Regency fiction magazine, The Reticule in 2000.)

In The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald, Lacey is asked to locate a man's missing daughter, though he senses that the family will be just as happy for her to remain missing.

The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald was nominated for a Derringer Award for best short mystery in the year 2000. The story first appeared in Over My Dead Body! Mystery Magazine in Summer, 2000.

The first story runs 6000 words; the second, 5000 words. While these are standalone stories, the events fall in the series timeline anytime after The Sudbury School Murders.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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September 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gentleman's Walking Stick: A Collection of Short Stories (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries)
Author(s): Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
Publisher: JA / AG Publishing
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