The Sudbury School Murders (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #4) by Ashley Gardner
Approx. 73,940 words.
Published on June 6, 2011.
In 1817, Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire. He soon finds that the headmaster expects him to discover the source of disturbing pranks that have kept the school in an uproar. The problems intensify when a stableman 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.