This Side of Murder

By Anna Lee Huber
Read by Heather Wilds

The Verity Kent Mysteries: Book 1

9.75 Hours 09/26/2017 unabridged
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The Great War is over, but one young widow discovers the real intrigue has only just begun. England, 1919. Verity Kent’s grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity’s first impulse is to dismiss the derogatory claim. But the mystery sender knows too much—including the fact that during the war Verity worked for the Secret Service, something not even Sidney knew. Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of Sidney’s fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside and discovers dark secrets—along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined and comes face-to-face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. It’s a truth that could set her free—or draw her ever deeper into his deception.

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Summary

Summary

The Great War is over, but one young widow discovers the real intrigue has only just begun.

England, 1919. Verity Kent’s grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she receives a cryptic letter suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Verity’s first impulse is to dismiss the derogatory claim. But the mystery sender knows too much—including the fact that during the war Verity worked for the Secret Service, something not even Sidney knew.

Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of Sidney’s fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside and discovers dark secrets—along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined and comes face-to-face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. It’s a truth that could set her free—or draw her ever deeper into his deception.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The new Verity Kent Mystery series is rich in detail without being overwhelming and is abundant with murder, mystery, and a bit of romance. The plot is fast-moving with twists and turns aplenty. Huber knows what it takes to write a great mystery!” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Engrossing…Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters. The intricate plot builds to a surprising conclusion.” Publishers Weekly
“Everything a mystery should be: suspenseful, atmospheric, and beautifully written, with rich historical detail and a heroine you really want to cheer for. I enjoyed every page, and I can’t wait to see more of Verity Kent.” Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries
“Fans of Mary Stewart—take note. In the aftermath of WWI, intrigue, urgency, and a smart, savvy sleuth come together in what is already my favorite new mystery series!” Alyssa Maxwell, author of the Lady and Lady’s Maid Mysteries
“With its spirited heroine, richly drawn setting, and compelling time period, This Side of Murder is sure to please fans of classic whodunits and lovers of historical fiction alike.” Jessie Crockett, author of Whispers beyond the Veil

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Author

Author Bio: Anna Lee Huber

Anna Lee Huber is the author of historical mystery series. She received the Daphne du Maurier Awardfor her national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries. She is a summa cum laude graduate from Lipscomb University in Nashville.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English