A Most Novel Revenge

A Most Novel Revenge

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Baker & Taylor
"Amory and Milo Ames are drawn into the investigation of a years-old murder by a salacious novelist in the English countryside in the latest installment in this "smart and sophisticated" (Library Reads) series from a bright new voice in traditional mysteries. With two murder investigations behind them and their marriage at last on steady ground, Amory and Milo plan to quietly winter in Italy. The couple find their plans derailed when Amory receives an urgent summons from her cousin Laurel to the English countryside. At Lyonsgate, the country house of Laurel's friend Redinald Lyons, Amory and Milo are surprised to discover an eccentric and distinguished group of guests have been invited, led by notorious socialite Isobel Van Allen. Isobel has returned to England after years of social exile to write a sequel to her scandalous first book, the thinly-fictionalized account of a high-society murder at the very country house the Ameses have been called to. Her second incriminating volume, she warns the house's occupants--all of whom were present when one of their companions was killed years ago--will tell everything that really happened that fateful night. But some bones are meant to stay buried, and when a desperate person turns to murder, it's up to Amory andMilo to sort through a web of scandal and lies to uncover the truth, and the identity of a killer"--

McMillan Palgrave

Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with A Most Novel Revenge, the charming next instalment in the delightful 1930s Amory Ames mystery series

“A pleasant reminder of Golden Age mysteries that keep you guessing until the denouement.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fascinating and stylish characters fill out a finely tuned traditional mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

“Well, darling, who do you suppose will turn up dead this time?”

With two murder investigations behind them and their marriage at last on steady ground, Amory and Milo Ames intend to winter quietly in Italy. The couple finds their plans derailed, however, when Amory receives an urgent summons to the English countryside from her cousin Laurel. At Lyonsgate, the country house of Laurel’s friend Reginald Lyons, Amory and Milo are surprised to discover an eccentric and distinguished group of guests have also been invited, led by the notorious socialite Isobel Van Allen.

After years of social exile, Isobel has returned to England to write a sequel to her scandalous first book, the thinly fictionalized account of a high society murder at the very country house to which the Ameses have been called. Her second incriminating volume, she warns the house’s occupants—all of whom were present when one of their companions was killed years ago—will tell everything that really happened that fateful night. But some secrets are meant to stay buried, and when a desperate person turns to murder, it’s up to Amory and Milo to sort through a web of scandal and lies to uncover the truth, and the identity of a killer.

Also out now in the Amory Ames mysteries: Murder at the Brightwell and Death Wears a Mask



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Summoned by her cousin to the English countryside, Amory Ames, accompanied by husband, Milo, discovers an eccentric cast of guests at a friend's country house, where a salacious novelist draws them into the investigation of a years-old murder. By the Edgar Award-finalist author of Murder at the Brightwell.
Summoned by her cousin to the English countryside, Amory Ames, accompanied by her husband, Milo, discovers an eccentric cast of guests at a friend's country house, where a salacious novelist draws them into the investigation of a years-old murder.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2016
ISBN: 9781250060457
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY WEA
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm.

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Summoned by her cousin to the English countryside, Amory Ames, accompanied by husband, Milo, discovers an eccentric cast of guests at a friend's country house, where a salacious novelist draws them into the investigation of a years-old murder.


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Nov 02, 2016

The third book in the Amory Ames Mystery series

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