I've been catching up on the Amory Ames mysteries this week, but I hadn't read them in order. I've read the first and the last in the series and am slowly going backwards.
In An Act of Villiany, Amory and Milo have been getting along better. There haven't been as many sightings of Milo with glamorous women and Milo seems to be more protective of Amory. Unfortunately, Milo's friend Gerard Holloway has started an affair with ingenue actress Flora Bell and he's written and produced a play for her to star in. Amory finds this unsettling and doesn't much enjoy having to socialize with the new girlfriend Flora knowing that Georgina, the man's wife is home heartbroken.
Gerard and Flora call Amory and Milo in to investigate poison pen letters sent to Flora. Amory tries to convince Flora and Gerard to call in the police but Flora refuses to file any official complaints. Then, unexpectedly on opening night and during the celebrations, Amory discovers Flora Bell murdered. Amory and Milo are thrown into the crime scene and find themselves investigating at great personal danger.
I thoroughly enjoyed An Act of Villany and Ashley Weaver's writing style. The language is fluid, charming and reminiscent of the lightness and turns of phrase of Wodehouse.