Anna Lee Huber is the author of the Lady Darby Mysteries. She also wrote one of the stories in the interconnected book, The Deadly Hours. But, because I totally missed the link to ruins in the latest Verity Kent mystery, A Pretty Deceit, I’m bringing up that book today, on release date. You can order copies of Huber’s books, including A Pretty Deceit, through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/34kIxta
Huber points out the inspiration for her books in a recent article for CrimeReads.com. If you’re interested in her books and the inspiration for them, check out the article, “On Drawing Inspiration From a Rich History of Ruins”, found here, https://bit.ly/2GJpfWf
Here’s the summary of A Pretty Deceit.
“A historical mystery to delight fans of Agatha Christie or Daphne du Maurier.”
In the aftermath of the Great War, the line between friend and foe may be hard to discern, even for indomitable former Secret Service agent Verity Kent, in award-winning author Anna Lee Huber’s thrilling mystery series.
Peacetime has brought little respite for Verity Kent. Intrigue still abounds, even within her own family. As a favor to her father, Verity agrees to visit his sister in Wiltshire. Her once prosperous aunt has fallen on difficult times and is considering selling their estate. But there are strange goings-on at the manor, including missing servants, possible heirloom forgeries, and suspicious rumors—all leading to the discovery of a dead body on the grounds.
While Verity and her husband, Sidney, investigate this new mystery, they are also on the trail of an old adversary—the shadowy and lethal Lord Ardmore. At every turn, the suspected traitor seems to be one step ahead of them. And even when their dear friend Max, the Earl of Ryde, stumbles upon a code hidden among his late father’s effects that may reveal the truth about Ardmore, Verity wonders if they are really the hunters—or the hunted . . .
Praise for Anna Lee Huber’s Penny for Your Secrets
“Stellar mystery . . . a great read for fans of the series and all who enjoy
Downton Abbey-era fiction.”