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A Deception at Thornecrest: An Amory Ames Mystery Series, Book 7
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The stylish, charming next novel in Ashley Weaver's Edgar-nominated Amory Ames mystery series, set in 1930s England, A Deception at Thornecrest.
"Thornecrest looked beautiful in the evening light. One would never imagine the turmoil that had just occurred within its walls."

Amory Ames is alone at her country house Thornecrest, enjoying her last few weeks of peace and quiet as she prepares for the imminent arrival of her baby. Her husband, Milo, is in London on business, and Amory is content to catch up on her correspondence, organize the nursery, and avoid the well-meaning if rather overbearing company of the ladies in the village as they prepare for the Springtide Festival. But then a woman appears on her doorstep, claiming to be another Mrs. Ames, Milo's wife.
Amory's marriage has had its ups and downs in the past, but her faith in her husband has been restored, and Milo has been nothing but thrilled about becoming a father. Though the alleged second Mrs. Ames seems earnest, Amory is convinced she must be mistaken, a belief that Milo confirms upon his homecoming. However, when another unexpected visitor arrives at Thornecrest, secret identities and whirlwind romances appear to be becoming par for the course.
It's not until the day of the festival, when Milo's stable hand Bertie is found dead, that the strange characters appearing in town begin to seem more sinister, and Amory is determined to uncover the killer in the crowd.

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"Thornecrest looked beautiful in the evening light. One would never imagine the turmoil that had just occurred within its walls."

Amory Ames is alone at her country house Thornecrest, enjoying her last few weeks of peace and quiet as she prepares for the imminent arrival of her baby. Her husband, Milo, is in London on business, and Amory is content to catch up on her correspondence, organize the nursery, and avoid the well-meaning if rather overbearing company of the ladies in the village as they prepare for the Springtide Festival. But then a woman appears on her doorstep, claiming to be another Mrs. Ames, Milo's wife.
Amory's marriage has had its ups and downs in the past, but her faith in her husband has been restored, and Milo has been nothing but thrilled about becoming a father. Though the alleged second Mrs. Ames seems earnest, Amory is convinced she must be mistaken, a belief that Milo confirms upon his homecoming. However, when another unexpected visitor arrives at Thornecrest, secret identities and whirlwind romances appear to be becoming par for the course.
It's not until the day of the festival, when Milo's stable hand Bertie is found dead, that the strange characters appearing in town begin to seem more sinister, and Amory is determined to uncover the killer in the crowd.

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      • content: "The tightly focused plot emphasizes its appealing, realistic characters as Weaver's affinity for details makes the story fresh. The Ames' deep love and respect for each other highlight the charming A Deception at Thornecrest."
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        A dashing detective duo in 1930s England is in for some unpleasant surprises. Amory Ames has had her share of rocky times in her marriage to Milo, but never before has a young woman turned up claiming to be his wife. Milo is naturally annoyed that his heavily pregnant wife has to deal with this false accusation against him, but all is explained when the next shock arrives on their doorstep in the form of Darien Ames, the illegitimate half brother he never knew existed. Darien, a dead ringer who shares Milo's looks and some of his wilder proclivities, used Milo's name while seducing then declining to marry Imogen Prescott, who's stayed in town to confront him. Darien has evidently moved on to Marena Hodges, who, unable to get along with her own mother, has become almost a daughter to the local vicar and his wife. Marena's discarded beau, Bertie Phipps, punches Darien after a war of words, and when he's found dead in a field, Darien is arrested for his murder. At first it looks as if Bertie, a splendid horseman, was thrown and hit his head, but an autopsy shows he was murdered. Milo insists that Amory leave the investigation to the authorities, but the inveterate sleuth, determined to clear Darien, continues to ask probing questions and uncovers many hidden secrets that may be motives for murder. A splendid resurrection of a formula popular in the 1930s combining romance and glamour with a tricky case of murder.

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"Thornecrest looked beautiful in the evening light. One would never imagine the turmoil that had just occurred within its walls."

Amory Ames is alone at her country house Thornecrest, enjoying her last few weeks of peace and quiet as she prepares for the imminent arrival of her baby. Her husband, Milo, is in London on business, and Amory is content to catch up on her correspondence, organize the nursery, and avoid the well-meaning if rather overbearing company of the ladies in the village as they prepare for the Springtide Festival. But then a woman appears on her doorstep, claiming to be another Mrs. Ames, Milo's wife.
Amory's marriage has had its ups and downs in the past, but her faith in her husband has been restored, and Milo has been nothing but thrilled about becoming a father....

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