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Alyssa Maxwell

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Alyssa Maxwell is the author of The Gilded Newport Mysteries, inspired by her husband’s family whose Newport origins date back numerous generations. The series features the glamour of the Gilded Age and a sleuth who is a Newporter born and raised, and also a less "well-heeled" cousin of the Vanderbilt family. Alyssa also writes A Lady & Lady’s Maid Mysteries, an English-set series that begins as WWI is ending. She and her husband live in South Florida, where she is a member of the Florida chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and The Florida Romance Writers. You can visit her at http://alyssamaxwell.com, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Instagram.

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Alyssa Maxwell Hi Juanita! Yes, there are more Gilded Newport mysteries to come. Thanks for asking. Murder at Rough Point will be released in August, and I'm just no…moreHi Juanita! Yes, there are more Gilded Newport mysteries to come. Thanks for asking. Murder at Rough Point will be released in August, and I'm just now writing Murder at Chateau sur Mer. I love writing this series and have no plans to stop any time soon. (less)
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Bellevue Avenue teemed with color, fragrance, and a wide-eyed wonderment at the country’s newest technology. It was the summer of 1899, and something extraordinary had arrived on the shores of Aquidneck Island—something that promised to change our world forever.

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Alyssa Maxwell Beth wrote: "Hi Alyssa,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!"


Thanks, Beth! I'm slowly becoming better acquainted with the mystery community, and I'm loving every minute of it!


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Beth Hi Alyssa,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


Alyssa Maxwell Tracy wrote: "Congratulations on your book deal with Kensington! SO EXCITED for you!"

Thank you!!


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Tracy Weber Congratulations on your book deal with Kensington! SO EXCITED for you!


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