Death wears a mask

by Weaver, Ashley,

Format: Large Print 2016
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Amory Ames is looking forward to reconnecting with reformed playboy husband Milo when her old friend Serena Barrington asks her to look into the theft of valuable jewelry snatched at a dinner party. Amory agrees to help lay a trap for the culprit at a lavish masked ball -- and then one of the illustrious party guests is murdered.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Milo and Amory Ames have tried to put the murder at the Brightwell Hotel behind them; working to rebuild their marriage, they have plunged into the London social scene of the 1930s. Invited to a dinner party with 10 others at the home of Serena and Lloyd Barrington, friends of Amory's mother, they have no thoughts that they might be regarded as amateur sleuths until Serena asks Amory to find out who is stealing her jewels. A piece goes missing, she claims, every time they have this particular group to dinner. Serena and Amory plan a trap at an upcoming masquerade ball hosted by one of the guests, the noted roué Lord Dunmore, but Serena's nephew is murdered instead. The event is reported in all the scandal sheets, and DI Jones, from Murder at the Brightwell (2014), is on the scene, having been transferred to Scotland Yard. This time he actively involves Amory, asking her to discover the connections among the party guests during a seemingly innocent round of social calls. Weaver has followed up her debut novel with another engaging closed-house mystery sure to appeal to Agatha Christie devotees.--Muller, Karen Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Like Weaver's Edgar-nominated debut mystery, Murder at the Brightwell (2014), this follow-up is narrated by Amory Ames, a British socialite who, with her husband, Milo, leads a charmed life in 1930s London. Here, Amory is asked by a family friend, Serena Barrington, to identify a jewel thief-a favor that eventually leads to murder as well as her and Milo's near brushes with adultery. Reader Larkin's use of a flippant, above-the-fray Mayfair accent for Amory flattens the characters. And Milo, though thoughtful and vaguely amused by his wife, sounds a bit too condescending, even for the 1930s. Despite being filtered through Amory's off-putting air of constant frivolity, the novel's murder plot and its solution make the book worth the listen. A Minotaur hardcover. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Weaver, Ashley. Amory Ames mystery.
#1 - Murder at the Brightwell
#2 - Death wears a mask
#3 - A Most novel revenge
#4 - The Essence of malice
#5 - An Act of villainy
#6 - A Dangerous Engagement
#7 - A Deception at Thornecrest
Subjects Women private investigators -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Murder -- Investigation.
Women private investigators.
England -- London.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :2016
Edition Large Print edition.
Language English
Description 471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781410484239 (large print : hardcover)
1410484238 (large print : hardcoverr)
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