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In glittering Newport, Rhode Island, status is
everything. But despite being a poorer relation to the
venerable Vanderbilts, Emma Cross has shaped her own
identityâ€”as a reporter and a sleuth.
As the nineteenth century draws to a close, Fancies
and Fashion reporter Emma Cross is sent by the Newport
Observer to cover an elite house party at Rough
Point, a â€ścottageâ€ť owned by her distant cousin Frederick
Vanderbilt that has been rented as an artist retreat. To her
surprise, the illustrious guests include her estranged
Bohemian parentsâ€”recently returned from Europeâ€”as well as a
variety of notable artists, including author Edith Wharton.
But when one of the artists is discovered dead at the bottom
of a cliff, Rough Point becomes anything but a house of
mirth. After a second murder, no one is above
suspicionâ€”including Emmaâ€™s parents. As Newport police
detective Jesse Whyte searches for a killer, Emma tries to
draw her own conclusionsâ€”with the help of Mrs. Wharton. But
with so many sketchy suspects, sheâ€™ll need to canvas the
crime scenes carefully, before the cunning culprit takes her
out of the picture next . . .
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