Murder in Masquerade
Barnes & Noble
Published by: Berkley
Release Date: February 20, 2024
Extra, extra, read all about it! Countess turned advice columnist Amelia Amesbury finds herself playing the role of sleuth when a night at the theater turns deadly.
Victorian Countess Amelia Amesbury’s secret hobby, writing an advice column for a London penny paper, has gotten her into hot water before; after all, Amelia will do whatever it takes to help a reader in need. But now, handsome Marquis Simon Bainbridge desperately needs her assistance. His beloved younger sister Marielle has written Lady Agony seeking advice on her plans to elope with a man her family does not approve of. Determined to save his sister from a scoundrel and the family from scandal, Simon asks Amelia to dissuade her from the ill-advised gambit.
But when the scoundrel makes an untimely exit after a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Amelia realizes there’s much more at stake than saving a young woman’s reputation from ruin. It’s going to take more than her letter-writing skills to help the dashing marquis, mend the familial bond, and find the murderer. Luckily, solving problems is her specialty!
"Enjoy the charming characters, a touch of romance, and an unexpected denouement." --Kirkus Reviews
“Lady Agony’s second outing is a refreshing libation of mystery, wit, and Victorian society, with a twist of romance. Dear Reader, you will ask for another!” –Dianne Freeman, Agatha Award winning author of the Countess of Harleigh mystery series