Gilded Age Mystery
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  • 1
    Murder at the Breakers | Alyssa Maxwell

    Murder at the Breakers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alyssa Maxwell
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
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    Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, 21-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts' summer home. She also has a job to do - report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer. But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder.

    Entertaining mystery

    This book has the flavor of Newport, and the author's skill in creating that golden era incomparable. I felt the danger Emma was in, and the love for ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2015 by Traci Hall (Florida)
  • 2
    Murder at Marble House | Alyssa Maxwell

    Murder at Marble House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Alyssa Maxwell
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
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    (33)
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    With the dawn of the 20th century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder and a disappearance.

    Emma is my new best friend

    If you are looking for a great who-done-it told by a true word artist please pick up Murder at Marble House. Not only will you be swept into yesteryea..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 29 2014 by Sara ()
  • 3
    Murder at Beechwood | Alyssa Maxwell

    Murder at Beechwood

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Alyssa Maxwell
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
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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.

    Alyssa Maxwell's Gilded Age Mysteries

    I recently discovered this series and fell in love with it and the characters. Ms. Maxwell does a splendid job of developing her characters, exposing ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2017 by Debbie Lacey (Arlington, TX, US)
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    Murder at Rough Point | Alyssa Maxwell

    Murder at Rough Point

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alyssa Maxwell
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As the 19th century draws to a close, reporter Emma Cross is sent by the Newport Observer to cover an elite house party at Rough Point, a "cottage" 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 parents - recently returned from Europe - as well as a variety of notable artists, including author Edith Wharton.

    Another Great Installment!

    Aside from the smooth combination of historical novel and riveting mystery, Ms. Maxwell takes on the classic country house mystery, which is always a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2017 by Honore (Springfield, MA, United States)
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