Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the An Amory Ames Mystery series.
- #2: Death Wears a Mask: An Amory Ames Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #3: A Most Novel Revenge: An Amory Ames Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #4: The Essence of Malice: An Amory Ames Mystery (Paperback): $17.99
- #5: An Act of Villainy: An Amory Ames Mystery (Hardcover): Email or call for price
- #6: A Dangerous Engagement: An Amory Ames Mystery (Hardcover): $27.99
- #7: A Deception at Thornecrest: An Amory Ames Mystery (Hardcover): $27.99
Shortlisted for the Edgar Awards
Ashley Weaver’s debut mystery, Murder at the Brightwell, is a delicious, stylish novel in which murder invades British polite society and romance springs in unexpected places, and a wonderful testament to the enduring delight of the traditional mystery.
“An elegant Christie-esque 1930s romp.” —Deborah Crombie
“If you love Downton Abbey, you'll adore Ashley Weaver’s charming debut.”—Susan Elia MacNeal
“It’s more terrible than you think, Mrs. Ames. It appears that Mr. Howe was murdered.”
Amory Ames, a wealthy young woman questioning her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo, is 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 not only test her friendship with Gil, but also will upset the status quo with her husband.
Amory accompanies Gil to the luxurious Brightwell Hotel in an attempt to circumvent the marriage of his sister, Emmeline, to Rupert Howe a disreputable ladies man. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime. Matters are further complicated by Milo’s unexpected arrival, and as 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.
*BONUS CONTENT: This edition of Murder at the Brightwell includes a new introduction from the author and a discussion guide
Also out now in the Amory Ames mysteries: Death Wears a Mask, A Most Novel Revenge, The Essence of Malice, An Act of Villainy, and A Dangerous Engagement
About the Author
ASHLEY WEAVER is the Technical Services Coordinator at the Allen Parish Libraries in Oberlin, Louisiana. Weaver has worked in libraries since she was 14; she was a page and then a clerk before obtaining her MLIS from Louisiana State University. She is the author of Murder at the Brightwell, Death Wears a Mask, and A Most Novel Revenge. Weaver lives in Oakdale, Louisiana.