A most novel revenge : a mystery / Ashley Weaver.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Amory and Milo Ames are drawn into the investigation of a years-old murder by a salacious novelist in the English countryside in the latest installment in this "smart and sophisticated" (Library Reads) series from a bright new voice in traditional mysteries. With two murder investigations behind them and their marriage at last on steady ground, Amory and Milo plan to quietly winter in Italy. The couple find their plans derailed when Amory receives an urgent summons from her cousin Laurel to the English countryside. At Lyonsgate, the country house of Laurel's friend Redinald Lyons, Amory and Milo are surprised to discover an eccentric and distinguished group of guests have been invited, led by notorious socialite Isobel Van Allen. Isobel has returned to England after years of social exile to write a sequel to her scandalous first book, the thinly-fictionalized account of a high-society murder at the very country house the Ameses have been called to. Her second incriminating volume, she warns the house's occupants--all of whom were present when one of their companions was killed years ago--will tell everything that really happened that fateful night. But some bones are meant to stay buried, and when a desperate person turns to murder, it's up to Amory and Milo to sort through a web of scandal and lies to uncover the truth, and the identity of a killer"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "A Thomas Dunne book."
    • ISBN:
      9781250060457
      1250060451
    • Accession Number:
      2016010565
    • Accession Number:
      ocn933272069
      933272069
    • Accession Number:
      fay.502791
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WEAVER, A. A most novel revenge : a mystery. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2016. ISBN 9781250060457. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.502791. Acesso em: 21 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Weaver A. A Most Novel Revenge : A Mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2016. Accessed September 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.502791
    • APA:
      Weaver, A. (2016). A most novel revenge : a mystery (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Weaver, Ashley. 2016. A Most Novel Revenge : A Mystery. First edition. Amory Ames Mystery. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.502791.
    • Harvard:
      Weaver, A. (2016) A most novel revenge : a mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books (Amory Ames mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.502791 (Accessed: 21 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Weaver, A 2016, A most novel revenge : a mystery, First edition., Amory Ames mystery, Minotaur Books, viewed 21 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Weaver, Ashley. A Most Novel Revenge : A Mystery. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.502791.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Weaver, Ashley. A Most Novel Revenge : A Mystery. First edition. Amory Ames Mystery. Minotaur Books, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.502791.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Weaver A. A most novel revenge : a mystery [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 21]. (Amory Ames mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.502791

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 September #1

Society sleuths Milo and Amory Ames postpone a February trip to Italy to respond to an unexpected invitation to Lyonsgate, a Shropshire country home, at the behest of Amory's cousin Laurel. Estate owner Reginald Lyons has just reopened the manor, after avoiding it for several years following a high-profile murder during a house party in 1925. Among the guests this 1933 weekend is notorious novelist and socialite Isobel Van Allen, whose roman à clef about the murder had made her a social outcast. Her time in Africa did not heal any wounds, as she is the victim in this closed-house mystery. Amory and Milo use the earlier novel, village gossip, and their own observations to reveal the real killer—and unearth some unseemly Lyons family history along the way. As with Weaver's first two in this series, the upper-class setting, the Ames' banter, and the intricate plotting make for a delightful cozy. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 May #1

When she's not acting as technical services coordinator at the Allen Parish Libraries in Oberlin, LA, Weaver writes the frothy traditionals in the 1930s England-set "Amory Ames" series. In this third title, Amory and suave husband Milo are invited to a country-house gathering presided over by scandalous socialite Isobel Van Allen, who's about to follow her thinly veiled novel of a murder at that very house with a second novel said to reveal all. Not surprisingly, someone objects rather bloodily.

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PW Reviews 2016 July #2

Edgar-finalist Weaver's captivating third mystery set in 1930s England (after 2015's Death Wears a Mask) takes socialite Amory Ames and her newly reformed playboy husband, Milo, to Lyonsgate, a country estate, where a death occurred one evening years earlier. The guests from that tragic evening—plus Amory and Milo—have been reassembled by Isobel Van Allen, a magnetic woman who scandalized society with a novel, The Dead of Winter, closely based on drug- and alcohol-fueled events that led up to the discovery of the body. The book ended with an accusation of murder against a fellow partygoer, but Isobel found herself ousted by society when the real-life model for the accused committed suicide. Isobel's dramatic announcement of a sequel during the current fraught reunion leads to outrage and her murder. To catch a killer, Amory sorts through the murky past with the reluctant aid of Milo; their charged relationship adds narrative tension. Fascinating and stylish characters fill out a finely tuned traditional mystery. Agent: Ann Collette, Rees Literary Agency. (Oct.)

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