Murder at Wakehurst

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Pub Date 31 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 03 Sep 2021

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In the autumnal chill of Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, journalist Emma Cross discovers an instance of cold-blooded murder on the grounds of a mansion...

Following the death of her uncle, Cornelius Vanderbilt, in September 1899, a somber Emma is in no mood for one of Newport's extravagant parties. But to keep Vanderbilt's reckless son Neily out of trouble, she agrees to accompany him to an Elizabethan fete on the lavish grounds of Wakehurst, the Ochre Point "cottage" modeled after an English palace, owned by Anglophile James Van Alen.

Held in Wakehurst's English-style gardens, the festivities will include a swordplay demonstration, an archery competition, scenes from Shakespeare's plays, and even a joust. As Emma wanders the grounds distracted by grief, she overhears a fierce argument between a man and a woman behind a tall hedge. As the joust begins, she's drawn by the barking of Van Alen's dogs and finds a man on the ground, an arrow through his chest.

The victim is one of the 400's most influential members, Judge Clayton Schuyler. Could one of the countless criminals he'd imprisoned over the years have returned to seek revenge--or could one of his own family members have targeted him? With the help of her beau Derrick Andrews and Detective Jesse Whyte, Emma begins to learn the judge was not the straight arrow he appeared to be. As their investigation leads them in ever-widening circles, Emma will have to score a bull's eye to stop the killer from taking another life...
In the autumnal chill of Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, journalist Emma Cross discovers an instance of cold-blooded murder on the grounds of a mansion...

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In the autumnal chill of Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, journalist Emma Cross discovers an instance of cold-blooded murder on the grounds of a mansion...
I love this Gilded Newport series and this outing did not disappoint. The location is always so well portrayed with an incredibly realistic sense of place. There is murder, mystery and a handful of red herrings that make this a very enjoyable read and a satisfying ending. Emma is one of my favorite characters and I am so looking forward to the next in this series. Thank you NetGalley for the advanced readers copy for review.

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Murder at Wakehurst by Alyssa Maxwell is the latest in the Gilded Newport series. I love this series. The mysteries are always intriguing , the heroine, Emma Cross is a strong, independent woman, and , at the same time, the reader learns some history of the late 1890's and the wealthy industrialist families known as The Four Hundred who ruled society and ran the lives of so many working men and women. Definitely well worth reading.

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