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The Essence of Malice: A Mystery
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When Milo Ames receives a troubling letter from his childhood nanny, Madame Nanette, he and Amory travel to Paris where they are soon embroiled in a mystery surrounding the death of a famous parfumier. Helios Belanger died suddenly, shortly before the release of his newest, highly anticipated perfume, and Madame Nanette, who works for the family, is convinced that her employer's death was not due to natural causes. The more Amory and Milo look into the motives of industry rivals and the Belanger heirs who are vying for control of his perfume empire, the more they are convinced that Nanette may be right. When secrets unfold and things take a dangerous turn, Amory and Milo must work quickly to uncover the essence of the matter and catch a killer before the scent goes cold.
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Ashley Weaver. (2017). The Essence of Malice: A Mystery. Unabridged Dreamscape Media.

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        The demise of famous French parfumier Helios Belanger, who dies shortly after surviving a small plane crash, drives Weaver’s sparkling fourth 1930s historical featuring British socialite Amory Ames and her husband, Milo (after 2016’s A Most Novel Revenge). Though the death is ruled a heart attack, Milo’s former nanny, now employed by the Belanger family, asks Milo and Amory to investigate what she insists is murder. Shortly after arriving in Paris, the couple learn that confusion over Belanger’s will has left his son and daughter battling for company control, the formula for their groundbreaking soon-to-be-launched fragrance is missing, and Belanger’s young second wife may have a lover. Amory commissions a customized personal fragrance to insinuate herself into the family’s lives and business, while Milo creates some mystery of his own by disappearing for inquiries he won’t explain. Weaver so thoroughly assigns everyone in the victim’s orbit a motive that her plotting feels mechanical at times, but the power skirmishes between these equally clever spouses shine throughout. Agent: Ann Collette, Rees Literary Agency.

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