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Murder at the Brightwell By Ashley Weaver

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

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Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who regrets marrying her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test her friendship with Gil and upset the status quo with her husband.

Murder at the Brightwell Summary

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

1932, Devon. Amory Ames is glamorous, wealthy and unhappily married to notoriously charming playboy Milo. She willingly accepts her former fiance Gil Trent's plea for help in preventing his sister Emmeline from meeting a similar matrimonial fate. Amory accompanies Gil to The Brightwell, the sprawling seaside resort where Emmeline and her fiance, the impeccably groomed, disreputable cad Rupert Howe are holidaying, along with the other rich and sumptuously-dressed guests. Champagne flows but the sparkle soon fades as a dark and unresolved history between Gil and Rupert surfaces. After a late night quarrel the luxurious hotel is one guest fewer by morning. When Gil is arrested for murder Amory is determined to defend his innocence. But if she's right, the killer is still in their midst - can she prove it before she, too, becomes a victim? And what of the unexpected arrival of Milo? Extravagance, scoundrels and red-herrings abound as Amory draws closer to discovering the murderer - as well as love.

Murder at the Brightwell Reviews

'Great escapism with enough of a puzzle to tingle the little grey cells'. Lesley Mason, The Bookbag 'Weaver lays the foundation for a solid series in her first novel as she channels the ambience and spirit of British society during the post-World War I years. She keeps Murder at the Brightwell moving at a lively pace with clever twists, droll humor and odd, but believable characters'Associated Press 'Weaver, a librarian by profession, brings a sense of classy '30s style to her first novel, which is a winner in every respect, and one especially recommended to fans of Agatha Christie, Nicola Upson, and other writers of traditional mysteries' Reading the Past Blog 'Shows great promise for a fun new series for those who enjoy the style of Allingham or Sayers' Bookgarden Blog 'Unexpected twists and turns and a delightful cast of characters... If you like your murder served up on a silver platter with a side of romance and an abundance of wit, this book is for you'. Historical Novels Society 'Murder At The Brightwell is a bold attempt to give new life to the country house mystery... Weaver is clearly a gifted writer. I am surely not alone in looking forward to her next offering' Daily Mail 'This charming, polished and engrossing debut novel brings to life the glamorous world of a 1930s British coastal resort where the rich and well-to-do gather for fun, intrigue - and murder' GOOD BOOK GUIDE 'An exciting mystery is in the style familiar from the 1930s novels of the mistresses of the genre - Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy Sayers ... a satisfying read with an appealing heroine' Mystery People

About Ashley Weaver

Ashley Weaver is a librarian and has worked in libraries since she was 14. Her debut novel, Murder at the Brightwell, was nominated for the Edgar Best First Novel Award. She lives in Oakdale, Louisiana.

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Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
Used - Very Good
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