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Also by Ashley Weaver:

The Essence of Malice, September 2018
Trade Size
An Act of Villainy, September 2018
Hardcover
The Essence of Malice, September 2017
Hardcover
A Most Novel Revenge, September 2017
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A Most Novel Revenge, October 2016
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Death Wears a Mask, September 2016
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Murder at the Brightwell, October 2015
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Death Wears A Mask, October 2015
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Murder At The Brightwell, October 2014
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An Act of Villainy
Ashley Weaver


Amory Ames #5
Minotaur Books
September 2018
On Sale: September 4, 2018
Featuring: Amory Ames
320 pages
ISBN: 125015975X
EAN: 9781250159755
Kindle: B079DW47K6
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery Historical

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, have you?"

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.

Amory Ames

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