Murder at the Brightwell

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Ashley Weaver
Murder at the Brightwell

The Brightwell is a luxury resort hotel on the coast of Britain. It’s 1932 and Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman having serious doubts about her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Feeling at a crossroads and looking for a change, Amory agrees to help her former fiancé Gil Trent, prevent his sister’s impending marriage to a man much like Milo. She agrees to accompany Gil to the Brightwell Hotel where the engaged couple and a small group of friends are going for a holiday. The holiday by the sea quickly turns grim when the playboy fiancé is found dead and Gil is arrested for the murder. Amory sets out to find the real killer and prove her friend’s innocence. Matters become more complicated when Milo shows up on the scene, and Amory must sort out her own feelings for Milo and Gil, as well as solve the crime – before the murderer strikes again. I really enjoyed the characters, the setting, and the time period in this first book of a new mystery series. If you’ve enjoyed the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, you’ll like the Amory Ames mysteries as well. Check our catalog.

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