On Sale: July 25, 2017
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In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, is
home to some of Americaâ€™s wealthiest citizens. Itâ€™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, Emmaâ€™s job is
to take note of the real players off the
fieldâ€”Newportâ€™s well-bred elite. But the fashionable faĂ§ade
is breached when a woman in gaudy clothing creates a scene
demanding to speak to the wife of Senator George
Wetmoreâ€”until she is escorted off the grounds by the police.
The next morning, police detective Jesse Whyte asks Emma to
meet him at the Wetmoresâ€™ Bellevue Avenue home, Chateau sur
Mer, where the senatorâ€™s wife, Edith, has mysteriously asked
to see her. Upon entering the mansion, Emma is confronted
with a crime sceneâ€”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 prostituteâ€”and pregnantâ€”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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