Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 663 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (Oct. 14 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English

Book Description

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

Amory accompanies Gil to the Brightwell Hotel in an attempt to circumvent the marriage of his sister, Emmeline, to Rupert Howe, a disreputable ladies’ man. Amory sees in the situation a grim reflection of her own floundering marriage. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime. Amory is determined to prove his innocence and find the real killer, despite attempted dissuasion from the disapproving police inspector on the case. Matters are further complicated by Milo’s unexpected arrival, and the two form an uneasy alliance as Amory enlists his reluctant aid in clearing Gil’s name. As the stakes grow higher and the line between friend and foe becomes less clear, Amory must decide where her heart lies and catch the killer before she, too, becomes a victim.

Murder at the Brightwell is a delicious mystery in which murder invades polite society and romance springs in unexpected places. Weaver has penned a debut in the tradition of Jacqueline Winspear.

About the Author

ASHLEY WEAVER is a library manager in the USA and has worked with books since the age of 14. Murder at the Brightwell is her first book.

My Review

Murder at the Brightwell is a lovely period murder mystery. It is set in 1930s  Britain at a seaside resort where the upper most cream of society is vacationing.Well according to Milo, not the upper most cream...

Amory Ames is married to high society rogue Milo Ames. Five years ago she jilted her fiance Gil Trent to marry Milo. Now Gil is at her door inviting her to help him save his sister from marrying a fellow very similar to Milo. Amory agrees and heads off to Brightwell to help with Gil's sister Emmaline. Before anyone can get settled into their seaside vacation, Emmaline's suitor Rupert is murdered and Milo shows up further complicating things.

This story was a pleasure to read. It is well written and is full of twists and turns. Great mystery to try to solve. The characters were all fascinating. I loved the main character Amory Ames. And I loved the British seaside setting. I am looking forward to reading more of Ashley Weaver's books in the future!

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