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Ashley Weaver


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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 lives in Oakdale, Louisiana. Murder at the Brightwell is her first novel.
 

Genres: Historical Mystery
 

Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Novel nominee (2015) : Murder At the Brightwell


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This Side of Murder (2017)
(Verity Kent, book 1)
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"Suspenseful, atmospheric, and beautifully written."
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Murder in Belgravia (2018)
(Mayfair 100, book 1)
Lynn Brittney
"Murder in Belgravia offers an exciting blend of history and mystery as Chief Inspector Beech and his intrepid team of investigators seek to solve a murder in the often-dangerous environs of WWI-era London. Filled with rich period detail, a lively cast of characters, and fast-paced twists and turns, this novel will leave you cheering for Beech and company and eager for their next adventure!"
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Santa Fe Mourning (2018)
(Santa Fe Revival Mystery, book 1)
Amanda Allen
"Engrossing…With evocative descriptions and captivating historical detail, Amanda Allen paints a vivid picture of post-WWI Santa Fe and weaves a mystery that is sure to keep you guessing until the end!"
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Murder At Morrington Hall (2019)
(Stella and Lyndy Mystery, book 1)
Clara McKenna
"It will take more than an arranged marriage and a murder to thwart Stella Kendrick in this compelling mystery filled with twists and turns, intriguing characters, and rich historical detail. I fell in love with the clever and spirited Stella and her charming fiancé Lyndy as they navigate the perils posed by both romance and intrigue; I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them!"
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The Body in the Garden (2020)
(Lily Adler Mystery, book 1)
Katharine Schellman
"[An] elegant, excellently-paced, and thoroughly engrossing mystery. Filled with charm, wit, and vivid historical detail, Katharine Schellman's debut is a pure delight from start to finish!"
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No Refuge from the Grave (2022)
(Mystery of Old San Francisco, book 5)
Nancy Herriman
"A tightly plotted, engrossing mystery that is rich in historical detail..."
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A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons (2022)
(Saffron Everleigh Mystery, book 1)
Kate Khavari
"A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons combines all the things I love most in a mystery: a smart and charming heroine, a cleverly-plotted puzzle, and a hint of romance. Well-researched and brimming with the dangers of scientific intrigue, it's sure to keep readers turning pages. I hope to see a lot more of Saffron Everleigh!"
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Die Around Sundown (2022)
Mark Pryor
"Parisian detective Henri Lefort hunts for a killer while maintaining a precarious balancing act with Nazi occupiers in this gripping and tightly-plotted mystery. With vivid historical detail and fascinating psychological insights, Die Around Sundown perfectly captures the danger and intrigue of wartime Paris, and the sharp-witted, grim-humored Lefort proves he's a match for the best of the hardboiled detectives. Everything about this book is compelling; you won't want to put it down!"

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