On Sale: June 26, 2018
Featuring: Emma Cross
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Late nineteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, is home
to some of America’s wealthiest citizens. For society
reporter Emma Cross, a less well-heeled cousin to the
illustrious Vanderbilts, trailing gossip and glamour will
lead her straight into murder…
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…
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