From Goodreads: “Amory Ames is looking forward to a tranquil period of reconnecting with reformed playboy husband Milo after an unexpected reconciliation following the murderous events at the Brightwell Hotel. Amory hopes a quiet stay at their London flat will help mend their dysfunctional relationship. However, she soon finds herself drawn into another investigation when Serena Barrington asks her to look into the disappearance of valuable jewellery snatched at a dinner party. Unable to say no to an old family friend, Amory agrees to help lay a trap to catch the culprit at a lavish masked ball hosted by the notorious Viscount Dunmore. But when one of the illustrious party guests is murdered, Amory is pulled back into the world of detection, enlisted by old ally Detective Inspector Jones. As she works through the suspect list, she struggles to fend off the advances of the very persistent viscount even as rumours swirl about Milo and a French film star. Once again, Amory and Milo must work together to solve a mystery where nothing is as it seems, set in the heart of 1930s society London.”
I loved this second audiobook in this cosy mystery series set in 1930s England. Once again Amory and her playboy husband Milo are thrown into a murder mystery amongst the rich socialites of London.
As mentioned above Amory crosses paths with Detective Inspector Jones again who enlists her helps in finding out information amongst the upper classes. Amory is quite excited by this development and gets very involved in the who investigation.
Just like in the first book Amory is worried anew about the state of her marriage when Milo is linked with a infamous French actress. Of course he plays the innocent but Amory is having not of it, despite the face she is till in love with him.
In this book Winnelda the maid who was briefly introduced in the previous book has more of a storyline, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Karen Cass’ portrayal of her in the narration is just perfect making me smile and laugh out loud. Milo doesn’t think much of her at first but Amory definitely warms to her as the mystery goes on.
Another fabulous audiobook narrated expertly by Karen Cass, who managed to portray a variety of characters from both the upper and lower classes of 1930s England.
I definitely recommend this series and I can’t wait to listen to the third book ‘A Novel Revenge’.