Murder at the Brightwell
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 fiancé, Gil Trent, not knowing that she’ll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only... show more
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 fiancé, Gil Trent, not knowing that she’ll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband.
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, despite attempted dissuasion from the disapproving police inspector on the case. Matters are further complicated by Milo’s unexpected arrival, and the two form an uneasy alliance as Amory enlists his reluctant aid in clearing Gil’s name. 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.
Publish date: 2014-10-14
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Amory Ames Mystery (#1)
Murder at the Brightwell is the first book in the Amory Ames series and I really enjoyed this novel. I enjoyed it so much that I would have started the second book right away if I would have access to it. Admittedly the actual mystery was the weakest part of the story. It was written well enough b...
This is an interesting story featuring a lost love, a marriage in trouble and dead bodies.Has some moments that didn't really work, I didn't really see relationship strengths or weaknesses and couldn't see why various people loved or didn't love each other, I did like the mystery, it falls into cosy...
The reason I bought this was because of the cover. :) Is it not gorgeous? It caught my eye immediately and since the blurb sounded rather interesting, I had to have it. It's touted as a Christie-esque mystery and I guess it's so, because it concerns a group of people brought together in a con...
It's going to be hard to say anything about this one without making it sound like I'm damning it with faint praise. The cover quote says it's "An elegant Christie-esque romp". Putting aside that I'd hardly call most of Christie's work a "romp", there is a similarity in tone, and certainly setting....
Set at a luxury resort by the sea in 1930’s Britain, Murder at Brightwell has all the ingredients of a perfect diversion--well burnished prose, a captivating plot, witty dialog, elegant fashions, charming cads, upper class shenanigans, love gone wrong, secrets galore, an appealing main character, an...