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Electra McDonnell Series

Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver’s historical mystery series starring amateur sleuth and safe cracker Electra McDonnell, set in England during World War II, features plenty of spies, murder, romance, and the author’s winning humor.

In the first book, A Peculiar Combination, Electra “Ellie” McDonnell is caught red-handed breaking into a wealthy home to steal its precious jewels. Instead of heading straight to prison, Ellie’s sent to the home of a British officer, who pleads her to use her magnificent safe-cracking skills for the good of the war.

“Exciting . . . Brave Ellie and her aristocratic love should appeal to fans of Susan Elisa MacNeal and Tessa Arlen.”—Kirkus Reviews

  • A Peculiar Combination
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    • A Peculiar Combination

    • Electra McDonnell Series (Volume 1)
      Ashley Weaver
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • The first in the Electra McDonnell series from Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver, set in England during World War II, A Peculiar Combination is a delightful mystery filled with...

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Ashley Weaver

ASHLEY WEAVER is the Technical Services Coordinator at the Allen Parish Libraries in Oberlin, 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 is the author of Murder at the Brightwell, Death Wears a Mask, and A Most Novel Revenge. Weaver lives in Oakdale, Louisiana.

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