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Murder at Crossways / Alyssa Maxwell.

By: Maxwell, Alyssa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Maxwell, Alyssa. Gilded Newport mystery: 7.Publisher: New York, New York : Kensington Books, 2020Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First Kensington trade paperback edition.Description: 297 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781496720757; 149672075X.Subject(s): Women journalists -- Fiction | Reporters and reporting -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Princes -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Balls (Parties) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. Summary: "The days are getting shorter as summer's end approaches, which means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire railroad tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossways. The neocolonial mansion is decked out in artificial autumn splendor, and an extravagant scavenger hunt will be held. But the crowning jewel of the evening will be the guest of honor, Prince Otto of Austria. As acting editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger, Emma had hoped to leave her days as a society reporter behind her. But at the last moment, she must fill in and attend the Harvest Festival. With nearly every eligible daughter of Newport high society in attendance, Emma can almost hear romantic dreams shattering like glass slippers when the prince fails to appear. The next morning, he is found dead in the side garden at Crossways, making it clear a murderer crashed the party. The prince has been stabbed in the same manner as another man, recently found on nearby Bailey's Beach-who strongly resembles Emma's half-brother Brady's father, presumed dead for nearly thirty years after a yachting mishap. As Emma investigates a connection between the two victims, she is joined on the hunt by Mamie Fish herself. But they must hurry-before the killer slips away like the fading summer"-- Jacket flap.
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In late August 1898, reporter Emma Cross attends the final fate of the Newport social season and discovers the party's over for a visiting prince . . . <br> <br> <br> <br> The approaching end of summer means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossways. The mansion is decked out in artificial autumn splendor and an extravagant scavenger hunt will be held. But the crowning jewel of the evening will be the guest of honor, Prince Otto of Austria.<br> <br> As acting editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger , Emma had hoped to leave her days as a society reporter behind her. But at the last moment, she must fill in at the Harvest Festival. With nearly every eligible daughter of Newport high society in attendance, Emma can almost hear romantic dreams shattering like glass slippers when the prince finally appears-as a corpse in the garden.<br> <br> The prince was stabbed in the same manner as another man recently found on nearby Bailey's Beach, who strongly resembles a relation of Emma's presumed dead for nearly thirty years. It's up to Emma to find a connection between the two victims-before a killer slips away like the fading summer . . .<br> <br> "Another tricky mystery set against the backdrop of some great real-life mansions." <br> - Kirkus Reviews

Sequel to: Murder at Ochre Court.

Includes sneak peek of "Murder at Kingscote".

"The days are getting shorter as summer's end approaches, which means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire railroad tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossways. The neocolonial mansion is decked out in artificial autumn splendor, and an extravagant scavenger hunt will be held. But the crowning jewel of the evening will be the guest of honor, Prince Otto of Austria. As acting editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger, Emma had hoped to leave her days as a society reporter behind her. But at the last moment, she must fill in and attend the Harvest Festival. With nearly every eligible daughter of Newport high society in attendance, Emma can almost hear romantic dreams shattering like glass slippers when the prince fails to appear. The next morning, he is found dead in the side garden at Crossways, making it clear a murderer crashed the party. The prince has been stabbed in the same manner as another man, recently found on nearby Bailey's Beach-who strongly resembles Emma's half-brother Brady's father, presumed dead for nearly thirty years after a yachting mishap. As Emma investigates a connection between the two victims, she is joined on the hunt by Mamie Fish herself. But they must hurry-before the killer slips away like the fading summer"-- Jacket flap.