The Essence of Malice (Amory Ames Mystery #4) by Ashley Weaver

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When Milo Ames receives a troubling letter from his childhood nanny, Madame Nanette, he and Amory travel to Paris where they are soon embroiled in a mystery surrounding the death of a famous parfumier. Helios Belanger died suddenly, shortly before the release of his newest, highly-anticipated perfume, and Madame Nanette, who works for the family, is convinced that her employer’s death was not due to natural causes.

The more Amory and Milo look into the motives of industry rivals and the Belanger heirs who are vying for control of his perfume empire, the more they are convinced that Nanette may be right. When secrets unfold and things take a dangerous turn, Amory and Milo must work quickly to uncover the essence of the matter and catch a killer before the scent goes cold.

Title : The Essence of Malice (Amory Ames Mystery #4)
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ISBN : 125006046X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Cindy rated it ★★★☆☆

August 26, 2017

Due to school starting and the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, I am a bit behind on my reviews. Today, I sat down to knock out the six that I need to do and realized I have been on a huge mystery kick. Five of the six reviews are for mysteries, including The Essence of Malice. While I generally thin...

Olive (abookolive) rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

The books in this series never fail to charm my pants off. I think this installment may have my favorite story since the first book. Ashley Weaver never fails to concoct an enthralling story, but this one had power (literally and figuratively) at the center and ended in a way that I did not see c...

Beth rated it ★★★★☆

September 24, 2017

I will read more about Amory and Milo and their marriage - and their reserve - and their lack of communication - and their fights (when they choose to have them) - for as long as Weaver writes about them. I don't care at all about the plots, and this one was fairly thin on the "reasons for them t...

QNPoohBear rated it ★★★★☆

November 10, 2017

3.5 rounded up-I liked the mystery plot Amory and Milo Ames are enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Italy when their idyll is shattered first by the intrusion of Milo's new friend Mr. Duveau who encourages Milo to do reckless things like fly planes. Amory is not thrilled but the handsome parfumie...

Ivonne rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2017

How I love Amory Ames — stylish, beautiful, persistant, clever, inquisitive to a fault! And author Ashley Weaver does not disappoint in the fourth installment in this delightful series, set in the 1930s. Internationally famous perfume magnate Helios Belanger dies shortly after a near-fatal plane c...

Veronica rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2017

3.5 stars When Milo receives a letter from his childhood nanny saying that she can't visit them as previously planned, he knows her well enough to know that something isn't right He and Amory are soon off to Paris to see what might be wrong with his nanny and her current employers, a family of wea...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

August 02, 2017

This is the fourth installment of this series but the first one I've read and found I was missing a great deal of the back story. It's set in the 1930's during the Golden Age of British mysteries and features a marriage between Amory Ames and her husband, Milo. Billed as the new Nick and Nora, t...

Roman Clodia rated it ★★★★☆

August 03, 2017

In this fourth of Weaver's stylish series, we have left England for a brief stay in Lake Como before travelling to 1930s Paris with Amory and Milo who are set to investigate the possible murder of a famous parfumier. Full of Gallic charm with its excursions into smoky Parisian night-clubs, coutur...

Andree rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

3.5 stars, but rounding up because some of the Milo backstory is interesting. I continue to really enjoy this series, and the secondary cast, like the perfume-making family (particularly the daughter) and Milo's old nanny were fun. Amory getting a personalized scent was a nice sub-plot, and relate...

Jonathan rated it ★★★★☆

September 16, 2017

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Minotaur and Netgalley, but all thoughts stated in this review are my own* A wonderful book in a truly outstanding series, The Essence of Malice  was wonderful! I love Amory and Milo, and their relationship dynamic. Their re...

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