Sunday, October 23, 2005

excerpt posted

I updated my moved website and put up an excerpt of A Body in Berkeley Square. Go to and click "Read the Excerpt" near the book cover, or click "Excerpts" on the menu at the bottom of the page.


Friday, October 21, 2005

Web site fix

Finally, my Web site is back up and running. I will be making some updates to reflect the two new books in the series coming up, and post some more excerpts and reviews.

Meanwhile, I have written a historical novel about Anne Boleyn as part of a series for Berkley, under the name Laurien Gardner. The beautiful cover for that book is on my romance blog (

Ashley Gardner

Monday, October 17, 2005

Class on Crime in Regency England

I will be teaching a class on Crime and Crime Detection in Regency England through the Regency Academe, sponsored by the Beau Monde Chapter of RWA. This is an online class--I believe you have to be a member of Beau Monde to take it.

The class will start Nov. 10, and will cover the various police agencies (Bow Street Runners, Thames River Police), and the process by which a suspect was arrested, bound over, tried, and convicted. I'll also cover the role of the Runner or other detective in finding evidence and prosecuting, and what the suspect's rights were. I'll discuss all kinds of interesting stuff pertaining to crime and trials in Regency England.

I am still in the process of transferring my Web site. It will be inactive for a while, but all the information on my books is here on this blog. Feel free to email me at with any questions.

Ashley Gardner