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An Act of Villainy

Fans of Carola Dunn's "Daisy Dalrymple" books might appreciate this series, despite the differences in tone and character. Fans of light period mysteries with fashion and flair will be caught up in Amory's latest adventure. [See Prepub Alert, 3/12/18.]

The Essence of Malice: An Amory Ames Mystery

The fourth addition (after A Most Novel Murder) to this lively historical series is one of its best with an evocative 1930s Parisian setting and an unexpected surprise climax. [See Prepub Alert, 3/23/17.]

Death Wears a Mask: An Amory Ames Mystery

Librarian Weaver, whose series debut was tapped by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Reading List as the best mystery of 2015, has whipped up a delicious confection of a mystery set in 1930s England. It sparkles with personality and an appealing plot. Devotees of golden age authors such as Agatha Christie as well as contemporary writers such as Rhys Bowen and Barbara Cleverly will settle down in their cozy armchairs for a pleasurable read. [See Prepub Alert, 4/11/15; library marketing.]

Murder at the Brightwell

Highly recommended for patrons who enjoy mysteries, romance, British manners, and Henry James novels.

Murder at the Brightwell

A pleasant debut novel, nicely evoking the 1930s with strong atmosphere and the beginnings of some intriguing characters. Readers who enjoy this period will not want to miss what is likely the first in a new series.

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