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This Side of Murder
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This Side of Murder
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A WWI widow investigates murder—and her late husband's secrets—in "this engrossing series launch" by the Daphne Award-winning author (Publishers Weekly).

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 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 discovers dark secrets among the veterans—along with a murder meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity pursues a deadly trail that leads her to a shocking truth. . .

"My favorite new mystery series!"– Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling author

"Sure to please fans of classic whodunits and lovers of historical fiction alike."–Jessie Crockett, author of Whispers Beyond the Veil

A WWI widow investigates murder—and her late husband's secrets—in "this engrossing series launch" by the Daphne Award-winning author (Publishers Weekly).

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 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 discovers dark secrets among the veterans—along with a murder meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity pursues a deadly trail that leads her to a shocking truth. . .

"My favorite new mystery series!"– Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling author

"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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  • Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award-winning author of the national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries and the Verity Kent Mysteries. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology. She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard at work on her next novel. Visit her online at www.annaleehuber.com.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 7, 2017
    Set in England in 1919, this engrossing series launch from Huber (The Anatomist’s Wife and three other Lady Darcy novels set in 1830s Scotland) introduces war widow Verity Kent. Verity has decided to join a house party on Umbersea Island, ostensibly to attend the engagement party of Walter Ponsonby, an old army chum of her late husband, Sidney, and Helen Crawford, Walter’s exuberant fiancée. Verity’s real reason for accepting the invitation is the anonymous letter she has received, stating that the sender knows her big secret—that she worked for the Secret Service during the war—and hinting that Sidney might have been hiding a few secrets of his own. On the island, surrounded by men with whom he served, she begins to doubt that she really knew Sidney at all. When a young man is found hanged, Verity knows it is murder, not suicide. Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters. The intricate plot builds to a surprising conclusion. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary.

  • Publishers Weekly Praise for Anna Lee Huber's This Side of Murder:

    "Engrossing...Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters. The intricate plot builds to a surprising conclusion."
  • Bustle.com "A richly detailed period mystery, This Side of Murder is sure to turn you into a true Verity Kent fan (if you aren't one already.)"
  • Historical Novel Society "Huber paints a compelling portrait of the aftermath of World War I, and show the readers how devastating the war was for everyone in England...I am looking forward to reading many more of Verity Kent's adventures."
  • Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of The Beach at Painters' Cove and Ask Me No Questions. "I loved This Side of Murder, a richly textured mystery filled with period detail and social mores, whose plot twists and character revelations kept me up way past my bedtime. Can't wait for the next Verity Kent adventure!"
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