Alec Halsey Mysteries Books 1–3


C omprises the first three Alec Halsey Mysteries: Deadly Engagement, Deadly Affair, & Deadly Peril. All smart, witty, and passionate adventures set in the aristocratic world of the 18th Century.

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