A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver

Title: A Dangerous Engagement

Author: Ashley Weaver

Release Date: September 3, 2019

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★  

Synopsis: The stylish, charming new novel in the Edgar-nominated Amory Ames mystery series, 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.

My Review: I am fully aware that this novel is the 6th in its series.. I have yet to read the five prior and you know what? I loved it regardless! I was worried iw wouldn’t be able to follow along, BUT it’s true to being a stand alone on it’s own!

For those of us reading this series for the first time, we meet Amory and Miles, and they are off to New York to attend a friends wedding. Set in the 1930’s the writing of the time and atmosphere couldn’t be better detailed, giving the reader the full effect of the era.

Suddenly a happy occasion turns into a murder mystery, and the case is hot for possibly someone from the wedding party being involved..

When the investigation is in full swing, the reader gets a good dose of the gangster life in New York City, It’s actually pretty incredible, and it certainly makes the story super unique and extra interesting to read.

If you’re a devoted reader to the series or if it’s your first dive into this series, I recommend it to the fullest. Read it, Enjoy it, Love it!

Thank You #MinotaurBooks for sending me a beautiful #galley of the novel in exchange for an honest review.. #Partner

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Love, Ellie