Praise for Penny For Your Secrets:
"Readers looking for atmospheric mystery set in the period following the Great War will savor the intricate plotting and captivating details of the era."
—Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Action-filled…Huber offers a well-researched historical and a fascinating look at the lingering aftermath of war.”
“No sooner are Verity Kent and her dashing but troubled husband, Sidney, back from solving a mystery in Belgium (Treacherous Is the Night, 2018) than they are confronted with one at home in London…Touching details of the Kents’ struggle to overcome Sidney’s anguish add to the stellar mystery here, making this a great read for fans of the series and for all who enjoy Downton Abbey–era fiction.”
“The moment I read Huber’s first novel in her Lady Darby series... I knew I’d discovered an author worth following. The Verity Kent series proves she can bring both the 1920s and 1830s back to life with panache. With a perfect blend of murder, mystery, history, romance, and powerful heroines, Huber has yet to disappoint. If you’re a fan of historical fiction and you haven’t put her on your permanent pre-order list, you’ve made a grave mistake that should be remedied immediately.” Criminal Element
“This is a fine historical mystery series that will not disappoint.”
—Historical Novel Society
“A cool mix of historical and mystery that will satisfy...fans of the genre.” Parkersburg News & Sentinel
Praise for Anna Lee Huber's previous Verity Kent mysteries:
Treacherous is the Night:
"A thrilling mystery that supplies its gutsy heroine with plenty of angst-ridden romance."
“[A] splendid sequel....Huber combines intricate puzzles with affecting human drama.”
“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.”
"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
This Side of Murder
“Engrossing...Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters. The intricate plot builds to a surprising conclusion.”
“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.)”
“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!”
“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
By September 1919, Verity Kent is no longer an agent for the Special Service, and her husband, Sydney, has been demobilized. The young couple is still trying to find their footing after five years apart. Parties, jazz, dancing, and drinking help people in their social class forget their memories of war, but Verity is bored after her service years of adventure. When Lord Rockham is found dead after his wife, Ada, threatened him with a gun at a dinner party, Verity investigates. The Kents are heroes after capturing spies, so Scotland Yard works with them. They're on their own when a friend asks them to look into the suicide of her sister. Soon, Verity suspects the two deaths might be related in a larger scheme involving British politics. VERDICT In the follow-up to Treacherous Is the Night, Huber focuses on characters who are struggling with postwar memories, depicting the upper-class life more typical of Downton Abbey than books by Charles Todd or Jacqueline Winspear. Readers looking for atmospheric mystery set in the period following the Great War will savor the intricate plotting and captivating details of the era.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN