On Sale: July 25, 2017
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In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, is
home to some of America’s wealthiest citizens. It’s also the
beat of society reporter Emma Cross, a less well-heeled
cousin to the illustrious Vanderbilts, who occasionally
moonlights in solving murders . . .
Covering a polo match for the Observer, Emma’s job is
to take note of the real players off the
field—Newport’s well-bred elite. But the fashionable façade
is breached when a woman in gaudy clothing creates a scene
demanding to speak to the wife of Senator George
Wetmore—until she is escorted off the grounds by the police.
The next morning, police detective Jesse Whyte asks Emma to
meet him at the Wetmores’ Bellevue Avenue home, Chateau sur
Mer, where the senator’s wife, Edith, has mysteriously asked
to see her. Upon entering the mansion, Emma is confronted
with a crime scene—the intruder from the polo match lies
dead at the foot of a grand staircase.
To avoid scandal, Edith Wetmore implores Emma to use her
reporter skills and her discretion to investigate. When Emma
learns the victim was a prostitute—and pregnant—she wonders
if the senator was being blackmailed. As Emma peels back
layers of deception and family secrets, she may have met her
match in a desperate killer who will trample anyone who gets
in the way...
Gilded Newport Mystery
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