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A Dangerous Engagement: Glamour and murder in Prohibition New York (Amory Ames) Kindle Edition
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|Length: 318 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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"Enjoyable . . . Weaver pairs a lively plot with colorful glimpses of Manhattan just before Prohibition's repeal. Both longtime fans and new readers will be pleased."--Publishers WeeklyPraise for the Amory Ames series: "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, skillful shifts of suspicion and the satisfying conclusion."--Frances Brody "Sparkling . . . the power skirmishes between these equally clever spouses shine throughout."--Publishers Weekly "The Ameses make a beautiful pair, stylish and clever, and Weaver infuses her story with all of the Golden Age splendor a reader could want."--Booklist --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07RH77PB1
- Publisher : Allison & Busby (3 September 2019)
- Language: : English
- File size : 460 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 318 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 69,614 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But why is Tabitha uneasy? Does her rich businessman father Ben appear a little troubled? Is Tom, the groom, all he should be? Best man Grant, although handsome and suave, seems somewhat dodgy. Has friend Jemma secrets? Successful advertising man Rudy surely should be more colourful - is such modesty but a front?
Suddenly a fatal shooting on the Aldens' very doorstep. The work of mobsters, or is the culprit closer at hand? Amory has a reputation for successfully helping the police with their inquiries. Time for her to spring into action.
One of a series, but enjoyable on its own. Strengths include interesting characterization (although much in love, Amory and husband Milo have fiercely independent traits). The sheer buzz of New York comes over well. Weaknesses? Readers will decide for themselves if everything convinces - especially, after a brief coaching lesson from maid Winnelda, Amory pretends to be an American and goes off alone to confront a notorious gangster.
Despite such reservations en route, the telling increasingly attracts - especially with a climax so preposterous but immensely satisfying.
Best perhaps not to ask too many questions, but simply to relax with a whodunnit that unexpectedly generates a warmth.
Running in parallel to this plot, is the development of this golden husband and wife team - the Ames, a wealthy couple from the upper reaches of British society are, once again, involved in solving a murder. But this time, they are in a country where crime and corruption has escalated beyond control and the law of the machine gun rules.
Their marriage has evolved and now, they are about to move into the next phase of their lives together. I have loved these books and particularly enjoyed their development as a couple and as detectives. We, the readers have been given glimpse of what may be in store for them and I look forward to the next book in this series.
This author knows how to develop her characters, create interesting plot lines and is constantly refreshing her ideas about who her characters are and where they need to be for any future books about them. Long may she continue to tell the story of these sleuths - I for one, will be happy to read her work for many years to come.