Treacherous Is the Night (A Verity Kent Mystery #2) (Paperback)
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This is book number 2 in the A Verity Kent Mystery series.
“My favorite new mystery series!”
—Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling author
In 1919 England, in the shadow of The Great War, many look to the spirit world for answers. But it will take an all too earthbound intrigue to draw in the discerning heroine of Anna Lee Huber’s latest mystery . . .
It’s not that Verity Kent doesn’t sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war widow. But now that she’s discovered Sidney is very much alive, Verity is having enough trouble connecting with her estranged husband, never mind the dead. Still, at a friend’s behest, Verity attends a séance, where she encounters the man who still looms between her and Sidney—and a medium who channels a woman Verity once worked with in the Secret Service. Refusing to believe her former fellow spy is dead, Verity is determined to uncover the source of the spiritualist’s top secret revelation.
Then the medium is murdered—and Verity’s investigation is suddenly thwarted. Even Secret Service agents she once trusted turn their backs on her. Undaunted, Verity heads to war-torn Belgium, with Sidney by her side. But as they draw ever closer to the danger, Verity wonders if she’s about to learn the true meaning of till death do us part . . .
Praise for the debut Verity Kent Mystery
“Sure to please fans of classic whodunits and lovers of historical fiction alike.”
—Jessie Crockett, author of Whispers Beyond the Veil
About the Author
Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award-winning and nationally bestselling author of the 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. A member of Mystery Writers of America, Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, she currently resides in Indiana with her family. Visit her online at www.AnnaLeeHuber.com.
Praise for Treacherous is the Night:
"A thrilling mystery that supplies its gutsy heroine with plenty of angst-ridden romance." —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] splendid sequel....Huber combines intricate puzzles with affecting human drama.” —Publishers Weekly
“Masterful….Just when you think the plot will zig, it zags. Regardless of how well-versed you may be in the genre, you’ll be hard-pressed to predict this climax….Deeply enjoyable…just the thing if you’re looking for relatable heroines, meatier drama, and smart characters with rich inner lives.” —Criminal Element
"Huber is an excellent historical mystery writer, and Verity is her best heroine. Sidney and Verity are a formidable couple when they work together, but they are also very real. They don’t leap straight back into life before the war but instead face many obstacles and struggles as they readjust to married life and post-war life. Nonetheless, the love between Sidney and Verity is real and true, and the way that Huber creates their re-blossoming love is genuine. Topped off with a gripping mystery, this will not disappoint." --Historical Novel Society
Praise for Anna Lee Huber’s previous Verity Kent mystery, This Side of Murder:
“Engrossing...Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters. The intricate plot builds to a surprising conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly
“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.)” —Bustle.com
“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.” —Historical Novel Society
"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!" —Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of The Beach at Painters’ Cove and Ask Me No Questions.
“A smashing and engrossing tale of deceit, murder and betrayal set just after World War I. . . . Anna Lee Huber has crafted a truly captivating mystery here.”
—All About Romance
“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
“A captivating murder mystery told with flair and panache!” —Fresh Fiction
“Suspenseful, atmospheric, and beautifully written.” —Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries
“My favorite new mystery series!” —Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling author
“Sure to please fans of classic whodunits and lovers of historical fiction alike.” —Jessica Estevao, author of Whispers Beyond the Veil