An Act of Villainy continues the adventures of Amory and Milo Ames. This one involves a West End theater, threatening letters, a friend whose marriage is disintegrating as her husband has an affair, and of course, a murder.
Set in the 1930's, Ashley Weaver's series echoes some of the techniques of The Golden Age of Detective Fiction with some modern twists. Clever detection, stylish writing, the avoidance of graphic violence, and in an Act of Villainy, a surprising twist.
If you've been following this series, you will enjoy Weaver's latest offering for the mystery and the characters.
Read in June; blog review scheduled for August 23.
NetGalley/St. Martin's Press
Detective Fiction. Sept. 4, 2018. Print length: 320 pages.