Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.23in x 5.52 x 0.8 in | 0.61 lb
Page Count:304 pages
Murder at Kingscote captures a world, in time and place, that appeals to the same audiences as those reading Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry and Deanna Raybourn.
Alyssa Maxwell has a personal connection to Newport through her family, and visits the city every year. She also makes time to visit the Newport mansions.
The Gilded Newport Mysteries also appeal to readers who have an interest in the Vanderbilts, as the series sleuth is a poor relation to the Vanderbilts and the author mixes fact with fiction.
In addition to the Gilded Newport Mysteries, Alyssa Maxwell also writes the Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Series for Kensington.
Audio and Large Print rights have sold for all of the books in the Gilded Newport series.
MURDER AT CROSSWAYS was chosen as one of Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2019 in the historical category!
Praise for Alyssa Maxwell’s Gilded Newport Mysteries
“Lifestyles of the wealthy combine with social commentary in a mystery set against the backdrop of Newport’s grand estates.”—Kirkus Reviews on Murder at Wakehurst
“This fantastic series continues with another installment, and plenty of twists, turns, and red herrings…[A] gripping and clever mystery about a sleuth who inhabits two worlds at once, and it will transport you to a time of luxury, greed, and the quest for power. Highly recommended.” —Historical Novel Society on Murder at Wakehurst
“Maxwell once again exposes the underhanded doings of the wealthy ruling class while providing plenty of fascinating historical background. This entry is bound to delight both established fans and new readers.” —Publishers Weekly onMurder at Wakehurst
“Excellent… Maxwell combines convincing character development and vivid depictions of Newport’s heyday with a well-plotted mystery. This historical series just keeps getting better.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW for Murder at Kingscote
“In this delightful addition to the series, which would serve as a good introduction to newcomers, Maxwell’s focus on class and gender division is sharp and accomplished. Come for the late 19th-century historical detail; stay for the intrigue.” —Library Journal on Murder at Kingscote
“A charming addition to the Gilded Age series that’s laced with social and historical commentary.” —Kirkus Reviews on Murder at Kingscote
“Two shocking murders occur at Kingscote, amid many plot twists, fascinating historical details (a parade of flower-decked horseless carriages, a sterling silver box of chocolates, a boxing match), and a plentiful supply of adjectives, making this latest mystery in the series—based on historical, peculiar, but non-homicidal, events—as lightly entertaining as its gilded predecessors.” —Historical Novel Society on Murder at Kingscote
“The sense of place and history is palpable and the inclusion of historical figures and the intricate crimes make this a very entertaining, worthwhile series.” —The New York Public Library on the Gilded Newport Mystery series
“Numerous plot twists, a richly described 1898 setting, details of the lives and times of the rich, and a principled, smart main character who is making her own way in the world distinguish this entry in the series. It will appeal to those who enjoy historical mysteries with strong, ahead-of-their-times female characters.” —Booklist on Murder at Crossways
“Alyssa Maxwell entertains readers once again…a light, summer-time read perfect for the beach.” —Newport This Week on
Murder at Crossways
“The setting and historical details are vibrant and colorful, especially real-life figure Mamie Fish—a grand dame inevery sense of the phrase—and the glittering fashions and homes of the Newport rich. The Harvest Festival itself is more than worth the price of admission.” —Criminal Element on Murder at Crossways
“Maxwell gives an honest portrayal of the Gilded Age, its pretentious high society, and the second-class status of women. Using just the right period details, Maxwell puts the reader into the story without bogging down the unfolding murder mystery. Fans of the series will enjoy this caper.” —Historical Novel Society on Murder at Crossways
“Plenty of red herrings and an intimate look at the world of the wealthy and famous make for a rich broth of a mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews on Murder at Ochre Court
“Maxwell dramatically depicts the era’s contentious transition from gaslight to electricity…Series fans will enjoy following Emma’s changing circumstances.” —Publishers Weekly on Murder at Ochre Court
“A sweet, delightful mystery, which is sure to appeal to historical-fiction and mystery readers alike.” —Foreword Reviews on A
Pinch of Poison
“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 on Murder at Rough Point
“Several cuts above the usual feisty heroine tale; it provides a good picture of life among the privileged—and not-so-privileged—classes in Gilded Newport.” —San Jose Mercury News on Murder at Beechwood
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