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Murder at Beechwood: A Gilded Newport Mystery #3

Alyssa Maxwell

ISBN 9780758290861
Publish Date 5/26/2015
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Historical, Kensington
List Price: $15.00

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For Newport, Rhode Island’s high society, the summer of 1896 brings lawn parties, sailboat races…and murder.

Having turned down the proposal of Derrick Andrews, Emma Cross has no imminent plans for matrimony—let alone motherhood. But when she discovers an infant left on her doorstep, she naturally takes the child into her care. Using her influence as a cousin to the Vanderbilts and a society page reporter for the Newport Observer, Emma launches a discreet search for the baby’s mother.

One of her first stops is a lawn party at Mrs. Caroline Astor’s Beechwood estate. But an idyllic summer’s day is soon clouded by tragedy. During a sailboat race, textile magnate Virgil Monroe falls overboard. There are prompt accusations of foul play—and even Derrick Andrews falls under suspicion. Deepening the intrigue, a telltale slip of lace may link the abandoned child to the drowned man. But as Emma navigates dark undercurrents of scandalous indiscretions and violent passions, she’ll need to watch her step to ensure that no one lowers the boom on her…

Praise for Murder at the Breakers

“This is a promising start to an engaging mystery series filled with smart observations.” —Library Journal

“Brew some Earl Grey and settle down with a scone for this one.” —Washington Independent Review of Books

About Alyssa Maxwell:

Alyssa Maxwell began a love affair with the city of Newport years ago. Time and again the colonial neighborhoods and grand mansions drew her to return, and on one of those later visits she met the man who would become her husband. Always a lover of history, Maxwell found that marrying into a large, generations -old Newport family opened up an exciting new world of historical discovery. Today, she and her husband reside in Florida, but part of her heart remains firmly in that small New England city of great historical significance. You can learn more about Alyssa and her books at www.alyssamaxwell.com, and friend her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gildednewport and facebook.com/AlyssaMaxwellauthor.

Photo Credit: Erin Manuel


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