A serialized novel by Ashley Weaver exclusively for AARP members
I’m thrilled to be able to share Murder at the Brightwell, the first of my Amory Ames mysteries, with you! Amory, a wealthy young woman living in 1930s England, finds that her troubled marriage to Milo, a notoriously handsome playboy, has left her at loose ends. When her former fiancé Gil shows up and asks for help convincing his sister not to marry a disreputable young man, Amory agrees to accompany the group on a seaside holiday to the Brightwell Hotel. Things take an alarming turn, however, when the young man in question is murdered and Gil is suspected of the crime. Determined to clear Gil’s name, she sets about trying to sift through the likely suspects and catch the real killer. When Milo unexpectedly arrives to complicate matters, Amory must confront not only a mystery but also her feelings about where her heart truly lies.
Murder at the Brightwell pays homage to my love of Golden Age mysteries, black-and-white films, and the ambiance of 1930s England. I hope you enjoy Amory’s first adventure!
Serialization — releasing a book in sequential installments, often in magazines and newspapers — has been used to build suspense for hundreds of years. Every day until April 16, two new chapters of Ashley Weaver's Murder at the Brightwell will be released here. Serialization takes advantage of the book's natural chapter arcs — and helps build the mystery before unraveling it.
Click on the table of contents below to access available chapters and the upcoming schedule, or scroll down the page for a profile piece about the author and brief introductions of the chapters already released, with beautiful illustrations by Dongkyu Lim.
Chapters 19 & 20 - available April 11
Chapters 21 & 22 - available April 12
Chapters 23 & 24 - available April 13
Chapters 25 & 26 - available April 14
Chapters 27 & 28 - available April 15
Chapter 29 - available April 16