Thursday, August 23, 2018

Books from the Backlog - Murder at the Brightwall

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!  Today's book is Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver.

Blurb:  Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who regrets her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiancĂ©, Gil Trent, not knowing that she’ll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband.

Amory accompanies Gil to the Brightwell Hotel in an attempt to circumvent the marriage of his sister, Emmeline, to Rupert Howe, a disreputable ladies’ man. Amory sees in the situation a grim reflection of her own floundering marriage. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime. Amory is determined to prove his innocence and find the real killer, despite attempted dissuasion from the disapproving police inspector on the case. Matters are further complicated by Milo’s unexpected arrival, and the two form an uneasy alliance as Amory enlists his reluctant aid in clearing Gil’s name. As the stakes grow higher and the line between friend and foe becomes less clear, Amory must decide where her heart lies and catch the killer before she, too, becomes a victim. 

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I was so excited about this one when I got my copy and I meant to read it right away.  I've been in a mood for historical mysteries lately and while shopping my own shelves I came across it.



12 comments:

  1. I have a ton of historical fiction that I really need to get to but it'll have to be next year now! I've got lots of Tudor era books I need to get to. Might need to change my reading plan for January!

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  2. Love that cover! It's so amazing what we can find on our shelves that's been sitting there for a while, right(lol) Hugs...RO

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  3. This one is completely new to me! It sounds like a really interesting mystery on top of some interesting things in Amory's life. I hope you enjoy this one once you get the chance to read it!

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  4. Ooh I'm glad you're reading this! I loved it.

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  5. This one sounds like great fun - I need more cosy mysteries in my life...

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  6. I adore the cover - it makes me want to read the book!

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  7. This book and author are new to me, it sounds like a great read. I do like the cover. I hope you enjoy it.

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  8. I would like to read this one too.

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  9. I love the sound of this one. I have so many books on my shelves waiting to be read. Sometimes it feels a bit overwhelming.

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  10. I enjoyed this one when I read it. It didn't blow me away or anything, but it was an entertaining read. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

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