A Dangerous Engagement

A Dangerous Engagement

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"A Dangerous Engagement is the stylish, charming sixth novel in the Edgar-nominated Amory Ames mystery series by Ashley Weaver, set in 1930s New York. As they travel by ship to New York for her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding, Amory Ames gazes out at the city's iconic skyline, excited by the prospect of being a bridesmaid. Her husband Milo, however, is convinced their trip will be deadly dull, since Prohibition is in full swing. But when a member of the wedding party is found murdered on the front steps of the bride's home, the happy plans take a darker twist. Amory discovers that the dead groomsman has links to the notorious-and notoriously handsome-gangster Leon De Lora, and soon she and Milo find themselves drawn into another mystery. While the police seem to think that New York's criminal underworld is at play, Amory feels they can't ignore the wedding party either. Tabitha's fiance Tom Smith appears to be a good man, but he has secrets of his own, and the others in the group seem strangely unaffected by the death of their friend . . . In an unfamiliar city, not knowing who they can trust, Milo and Amory are drawn into the glamorous, dangerous world of nightclubs and bootleggers. But as they draw closer to unraveling the web of lies and half-truths the murdered man has left in his wake, the killer is weaving a web of his own"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Minotaur Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250159779
1250159776
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wea
Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jul 29, 2019

I love all the books in this series, so it's no surprise that I enjoyed Amory and Milo Ames' latest outing. The New York setting made for an interesting change in overall tone -- it felt more noir than Golden Age, though it's not really dark enough to qualify as the former -- and while my favorite books in this series have been the ones that take place in England, I still liked this a whole lot. There are some late-breaking interpersonal developments that promise plenty more intrigue to come, and I, for one, cannot wait.

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