Alec Halsey Mysteries Books 1–3


T The story arc of this boxed set spans three full-length novels set in aristocratic 1760s London, and features amateur sleuth Alec, Lord Halsey.

In book one, Deadly Engagement, Alec is unwittingly caught up in country house murder and mayhem at an engagement party where he finally confronts his estranged brother. Some months later, in Deadly Affair, a vicar drops dead beside Alec at a private dinner party, forcing him to investigate the death of this seemingly harmless man of God and his surprising connection to the mysterious Miranda. In Deadly Peril Alec is lured away to Europe by a mad margrave and his sister who hold his friends to ransom in the remote and forbidding Castle Hertzfeld. In a race against time, Alec and the English delegation journey across an icy wasteland devastated by civil war to “a gob-smacking finale you’ll never see coming”.

Lucinda Brant’s mysteries explore the darker side of her richly authentic Georgian world. Along with her trademark wit and high drama there are deeper subplots and even quirkier characters that will have you shuddering and laughing in equal measure!

Unabridged, 346,000 words (about 1,380 standard pages)

Non explicit (mild sensuality, mild violence)

Character-driven amateur sleuth


  • USA TODAY bestseller (Boxed Set & Deadly Engagement)

  • B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree (Deadly Engagement)

  • Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year Finalist (Deadly Engagement)

  • Goethe International Novel Writing Competition Finalist: Outstanding Works in Post-1750s Historical Fiction (Deadly Affair)

  • Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year Finalist (Deadly Affair)

  • RONE (Reward Of Novel Excellence for independent and small press publishers) Finalist: Best Published Mystery (Deadly Peril)

  • RONE Mystery/Suspense Cover Design: Finalist and Runner-Up (Deadly Peril)



The Alec Halsey Mystery Series



Featured Reviews

I have to confess that I had never read a book set in the Georgian time period, though I had my own preconceived ideas of the sort of characters I would encounter if I did so. But if I thought I was in for a dull read with over-the-top stereotype characters, I was to be well and truly foiled. Lovers of this particular period will absolutely lap this up. It is very well written, fast paced, and full of secrets… a cracking good adventure!
Historical Novel Society

In Deadly Affair, Lucinda Brant has crafted a clever and intriguing mystery in which she very skillfully pulls together seemingly disparate plot threads to reach a thoroughly satisfying conclusion with a couple of plot twists I most definitely did not see coming. I really can’t fault Alex Wyndham’s performance, which is simply outstanding all round.
Rated a Desert Isle Keeper
Caz Owens All About Romance

I challenge anyone to read Deadly Engagement and not crave more from the handsome Alec Halsey with his high sense of morals, dark good looks, and divine analytical mind.
Francine Zane, Readers’ Favorite

I have now read all of her full-length books. Every one of them is worthy of five stars, but I think that Deadly Peril is possibly the best yet. It is, quite simply, a perfect combination of mystery, romance, and history.
★★★★★ Audiobook
Lady Wesley Romantic Historical Reviews