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Murder at Chateau sur Mer / Alyssa Maxwell.

By: Maxwell, Alyssa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Maxwell, Alyssa. Gilded Newport mystery: 5.Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2017Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781496703323; 1496703324.Subject(s): Reporters and reporting -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: Covering a polo match for the Observer, Emmas job is to take note of the real players off the fieldNewports well-bred elite. But the fashionable facade is breached when a woman in gaudy clothing creates a scene demanding to speak to the wife of Senator George Wetmoreuntil 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 senators wife, Edith, has mysteriously asked to see her. Upon entering the mansion, Emma is confronted with a crime scenethe 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 prostituteand pregnantshe 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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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 . . . <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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...<br> <br> Praise for Alyssa Maxwell and her Gilded Newport Mysteries!<br> <br> MURDER AT ROUGH POINT <br> <br> "Pleasantly twisty . . . will appeal to lovers of atmospheric country house mysteries." -- Publishers Weekly <br> <br> "Emma is an interesting, independent career woman in this satisfying first-person account that includes well-drawn characters." -- Booklist <br> <br> "The characters are fun, the dialogue is both charming and intelligent, but the scenery that makes up that extravagant time period in New England really is the gem in these glorious tales." -- Suspense Magazine <br> <br> MURDER AT BEECHWOOD <br> <br> "Another entertaining entry in this cozy series." -- Library Journal <br> <br> "Several cuts above the usual feisty heroine ta≤ it provides a good picture of life among the privileged--and not-so-privileged--classes in Gilded Newport." -- San Jose Mercury News <br> <br> MURDER AT MARBLE HOUSE <br> <br> "Maxwell's second entry has a credible mystery, solved by a female detective who's likeable." -- Kirkus Reviews <br> <br> "Maxwell again deftly weaves fictional and real-life characters into her story." -- Publishers Weekly <br> <br> MURDER AT THE BREAKERS <br> <br> "A promising start to an engaging mystery series filled with smart observations." -- Library Journal <br> <br> "Sorry to see the conclusion of Downton Abbey Season 4? Well, here is a morsel to get you through a long afternoon. Brew some Earl Grey and settle down with a scone with this one." -- Washington Independent Review of Books <br> <br> "Will keep you guessing." -- Historical Novels Reviews

Covering a polo match for the Observer, Emmas job is to take note of the real players off the fieldNewports well-bred elite. But the fashionable facade is breached when a woman in gaudy clothing creates a scene demanding to speak to the wife of Senator George Wetmoreuntil 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 senators wife, Edith, has mysteriously asked to see her. Upon entering the mansion, Emma is confronted with a crime scenethe 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 prostituteand pregnantshe 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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Library Journal Review

When a prostitute is found dead in the home of a U.S. senator, Newport society reporter Emma suspects a plot to disgrace him. She enlists help from friends to get into places a proper woman doesn't go in 1897. Fans of historical mysteries will relish Maxwell's fifth series entry (after Murder at Rough Point), with its intricate plot and cast of historical characters.-LH © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Set in 1897, Maxwell's middling fifth Gilded Newport mystery (after 2016's Murder at Rough Point) finds reporter Emma Cross, who writes the weekly Fancies and Fashions page for the Newport, R.I., Observer, at a polo match. In the stands, she sees the police intercept Lilah Buford, a woman forced "to depend upon the patronage of gentlemen in order to make her way in the world," who was attempting to speak with the wife of Senator George Wetmore in a restricted seating area. The following day, Emma get a call from Det. Jesse Whyte of the Newport PD, who wants her to meet him at the Wetmore home, Chateau sur Mer, where Lilah has been found at the foot of a staircase with her neck broken. Distrustful of the authorities, Mrs. Wetmore asks Emma to investigate Lilah's death and prevent any scandal. Even as Emma does so, she's unsettled by the return to her life of a man whose "chiseled features" "jog" her pulse. Unremarkable sleuthing and underdeveloped characters are unlikely to attract newcomers. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.