A Dangerous Engagement

A Dangerous Engagement

eBook - 2019
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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 fiancé 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.

Publisher: Minotaur Books, 2019
ISBN: 9781250159786
1250159784
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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Sep 27, 2019

Armory Ames and her husband, Milo, sail to New York to participate in a wedding. Milo thinks it will be no fun because Prohibition still holds sway in the U.S. The wedding party is an odd mixed group that has many secrets. When one is murdered on the front steps of the father of the bride’s mansion, Amory decides to use her sleuthing skills to find out who murdered one of the groomsmen. No matter that it could be members of organized crime, bootleggers, or another wedding party member OR that she is not in her own country.

There is some interesting information on early advertising. There are bootleggers. Some are using drugs. It is amazingly easy for Amory to go to a speakeasy and question the owner. Personally, I wonder why she puts up with Milo. The end is pretty good.

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