Amory Ames #5
On Sale: September 4, 2018
Featuring: Amory Ames
Hardcover / e-Book
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An Act of Villainy is an a gem, set in 1930s
London and filled with style, banter, and twists that
traditional mystery fans will positively relish.
"So you've gotten yourself involved with another murder,
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
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.
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