The Essence of Malice

Original Synopsis

"The Essence of Malice has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Ashley Weaver'. Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with the next installment in the Amory Ames mystery series. The Essence of Malice is filled with her trademark style, wit and clever plotting, sure to delight and charm traditional mystery fans. "In this highly enjoyable and engrossing mystery, Ashley Weaver—with her sure touch for evoking elegance and glamour—wafts her appealing and determined heroine Amory into the world of perfumers, family secrets and the heady whiff of murder. I loved the evocation of scents, skilful shifts of suspicion and the satisfying conclusion." —Frances Brody “The scent of murder and betrayal fills the Paris air . . . The climactic surprise makes this the best of her mysteries to date.” —Kirkus Reviews “For pity’s sake, darling, let me finish my coffee before you begin concocting schemes.” When Amory Ames’s husband Milo receives a troubling letter from his childhood nanny, Madame Nanette, the couple travel to Paris where they become embroiled in a mystery surrounding the death of a famous parfumier. Helios Belanger died suddenly, shortly before the release of his new, highly anticipated perfume, and Madame Nanette, who works for his family, is convinced that her employer’s death was not due to natural causes. The more Amory and Milo look into the motives of industry rivals and the Belanger heirs who are vying for control of his perfume empire, the more they are convinced that Madame Nanette may be right. When secrets unfold and things take a dangerous turn, Amory and Milo must work quickly to uncover the essence of the matter and catch a killer before the scent goes cold. Also out now in the Amory Ames mysteries: Murder at the Brightwell, Death Wears a Mask and A Most Novel Revenge 2017-09-05 time of publication of the book, [-Minotaur Books-]"

Publisher : Minotaur Books
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : R1YeDgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1466865695
ISBN-13 : 9781466865693
Time : 2017-09-05
Author : Ashley Weaver
Size : 645 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

An Act of Villainy

Original Synopsis

"An Act of Villainy has a total of 272 pages which are papers from writer 'Ashley Weaver'. Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with the fifth installment in the Amory Ames mystery series. Walking through London’s West End after a night at the theater, Amory Ames and her husband Milo run into wealthy investor and former actor Gerard Holloway. Holloway and his wife Georgina are old friends of theirs, and when Holloway invites them to the dress rehearsal of a new play he is directing, Amory readily accepts. However, Amory is shocked to learn that Holloway has cast his mistress, actress Flora Bell, in the lead role. Furthermore, the casual invitation is not what it seems—he admits to Amory and Milo that Flora has been receiving threatening letters, and he needs their help in finding the mysterious sender. Despite Amory’s conflicting feelings—not only does she feel loyalty to Georgina, but the disintegration of the Holloways’ perfect marriage seems to bode ill for her own sometimes delicate relationship—her curiosity gets the better of her, and she begins to make inquiries. It quickly becomes clear that each member of the cast has reason to resent Flora—and with a group so skilled in the art of deception, it isn’t easy to separate truth from illusion. When vague threats escalate, the scene is set for murder, and Amory and Milo must find the killer before the final curtain falls. 2018-09-04 time of publication of the book, [-Minotaur Books-]"

Publisher : Minotaur Books
Pages : 272 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : TZJJDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1250159768
ISBN-13 : 9781250159762
Time : 2018-09-04
Author : Ashley Weaver
Size : 541 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Intrigue in Capri

Original Synopsis

"Intrigue in Capri has a total of 40 pages which are papers from writer 'Ashley Weaver'. A stylish, sun-drenched original short story featuring amateur sleuth Amory Ames and her husband Milo, from the Edgar Award-shortlisted Ashley Weaver. “Amory Ames and her rakish husband Milo might just be the new Nick and Nora Charles.” —Deborah Crombie Surely mysteries and the Mediterranean must be incompatible. The setting was so idyllic, so tranquil and perfect, that it was hard to imagine anything remotely alarming could happen here . . . On holiday in Capri, Amory and Milo Ames have expected to trade intrigue for a romantic month of blue seas and sunshine. Things take a strange turn, however, when Amory comes into contact with a mysterious woman and begins to suspect she is the missing opera star whose sudden disappearance has been the talk of Europe. Before long, Amory and Milo find their peaceful holiday disrupted by the rumor of purloined pearls, a clandestine relationship, and a sinister stranger lurking in the shadows. It soon becomes apparent that wherever Amory and Milo go, mystery is not far behind. Also out now in the Amory Ames mysteries: Murder at the Brightwell, Death Wears a Mask and A Most Novel Revenge 2017-08-01 time of publication of the book, [-Minotaur Books-]"

Publisher : Minotaur Books
Pages : 40 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : dNAlDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1250167434
ISBN-13 : 9781250167439
Time : 2017-08-01
Author : Ashley Weaver
Size : 279 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF