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Publisher's Summary

Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance, Gil Trent. Amory accompanies Gil to the luxurious 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. 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.
©2014 Ashley Weaver (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"This debut novel by a librarian lays the foundation for a stylish series with Milo and Amory channeling Nick and Nora Charles." (Booklist)
"Fans of plucky female amateur sleuths will welcome Amory Ames, the heroine of Weaver's pleasing debut set in 1932 England... the affable Amory could carry a series." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A witty and charming debut mystery with a believably spunky sleuth and a compelling story of love that never runs smoothly." (G.M. Malliet, Agatha Award-winning author of the St. Just, and Max Tudor mysteries)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Maribee7 on 05-04-15

Horrible Narration

I bought this book because it was an Edgar nominee for best novel or best first novel. Also looking for something like The Royal Spyness mysteries. Big Mistake. This lady keeps pausing or putting the periods behind each word, like she is reading from a paper where she hasn't practice her speech. Annoying. I can't take it. I returned.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Paul and Courtney on 02-01-16

worst narrator ever

Would you try another book from Ashley Weaver and/or Billie Fulford-Brown?

honestly, i couldn't listen to more than 3 minutes of this person reading. i have no idea about the story. the narrator made me want to run away from my phone.

Would you recommend Murder at the Brightwell to your friends? Why or why not?

no. un-listenable-to

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Billie Fulford-Brown?


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not sure.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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