Ashley Weaver with Catherine Richards

Ashley Weaver will sign and discuss An Act of Villainy (Minotaur; $27.99). 

ASHLEY WEAVER is the branch manager at Oberlin, the headquarters branch of the Allen Parish Libraries in Louisiana. Weaver has worked in libraries since she was 14; she was a page and then a clerk before obtaining her MLIS from Louisiana State University.She is the author of two previous Amory Ames mysteries, Murder at the Brightwell and Death Wears a Mask. Connect with her online at www.ashley-weaver.com.

Ashley Weaver will be joined by her editor Catherine Richards for a Q&A.

Catherine Richards began her publishing career at Pan Macmillan in London in 2008, before swapping her “crime fiction” hat for a “mystery” one, and moving across the Atlantic to Minotaur Books at St Martin’s Press. She is editor to bestselling authors Jeffrey Archer and Ann Cleeves, and is excited to be building her list at Minotaur Books. Always eager to discover new writers and believes firmly in building careers, not just single books, Catherine is looking for thrillers, mysteries, and suspense, and in particular for female voices and psychological thrillers at the upmarket end of commercial. Top of her wish list is when a writer can create a totally immersive experience for the reader; having you turning the pages, heedless of your surroundings. A compulsive plot is key, and she also loves books with a singular character or setting, small communities or complex, emotionally real relationships with dark secrets.

Our in-store talk/readings are free. However, if you want to get anything signed, the author's newest book must be purchased from Murder By The Book. Our signing policies can be found here

Event date: 

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
An Act of Villainy: An Amory Ames Mystery Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250159755
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 4th, 2018

Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with the fifth installment in the Amory Ames mystery series.

An Act of Villainy is an a gem, set in 1930s London and filled with style, banter, and twists that traditional mystery fans will positively relish.

"So you've gotten yourself involved with another murder, have you?"


The Essence of Malice: An Amory Ames Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250162786
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 4th, 2018

Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with the fourth installment in the Amory Ames mystery series.

The Essence of Malice is filled with her trademark style, wit and clever plotting, sure to delight and charm traditional mystery fans.


A Most Novel Revenge: An Amory Ames Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250060457
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 11th, 2016

Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with A Most Novel Revenge, the charming next instalment in the delightful 1930s Amory Ames mystery series

“A pleasant reminder of Golden Age mysteries that keep you guessing until the denouement.” —Kirkus Reviews


Death Wears a Mask: An Amory Ames Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250096128
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 13th, 2016

Edgar Award-shortlisted author Ashley Weaver returns with Death Wears a Mask, the witty and stylish next installment in the delightful 1930s Amory Ames mystery series

“Amory Ames and her rakish husband Milo might just be the new Nick and Nora Charles.” —Deborah Crombie

It was amazing, really, what murder had done for my marriage . . .


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Murder at the Brightwell: A Mystery (An Amory Ames Mystery #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250074621
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 6th, 2015

Shortlisted for the Edgar Awards

Ashley Weaver’s debut mystery, Murder at the Brightwell, is a delicious, stylish novel in which murder invades British polite society and romance springs in unexpected places, and a wonderful testament to the enduring delight of the traditional mystery.

“An elegant Christie-esque 1930s romp.” —Deborah Crombie