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Murder at Crossways

(Gilded Newport Mysteries #7)

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In late August 1898, reporter Emma Cross attends the final fête of the Newport social season and discovers the party's over for a visiting prince . . .
 
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 g
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Kensington
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Cindy Burnett
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Alyssa Maxwell’s Gilded Newport Mystery series is a favorite of mine, and I think her latest installment, Murder at Crossways, is a standout. Each mystery revolves around a different “cottage” in Newport, and Crossways, the home of Mamie and Stuyvesant Fish, takes center stage in this clever and highly entertaining addition to the series. Maxwell’s descriptive and in-depth depiction of Crossways is a highlight of the book as well as her inclusion of an Author’s Note at the end of the no
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Betty
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emma Cross when she sees the body is shock as at first thought it is Brady, her half-brother dead in the pool in 7th booking this historical story of Newport in the 1898. Closer examination shows it not Brady. His Father had disappeared in boating accident and presumed dead. Causeway is holding the last party before summer and the excitement is Prince Otto of Austria is stated appear and is appointment when didn't appear. The next morning he found dead in Causeway Garden. Emma is having trouble ...more
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Mar 16, 2019 marked it as arcs-to-read  ·  review of another edition


Many thanks to Kensington Book Group for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

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In 1898 Newport Emma Cross may be related to the Vanderbilts, but it is her job as editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger that draws her into murder investigations. When a stabbing victim is found on the beach, Emma thinks the resemblance to her half-brother Brady is no coincidence. Could it be his father, presumed drowned in a sailing accident years earlier? When a visiting royal is found stabbed in the same fashion Emma knows there has to be a link between the two and investigates.

While this
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Angie
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Nichole Carrier
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy to check back in with my old friend Emma Cross. In the 7th installment, Emma Cross is acting editor at The Newport Messenger and finds herself standing over not one, not two, but three dead bodies and one of them may have a personal connection to Emma. Three mysteries come along with the dead bodies. Who is the first murder victim? Why was the Prince murdered? And why was the third person murdered and how is everyone connected? Since the Prince was murdered during a Harvest Party ...more
Homerun2
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.75 stars

The continuing adventures of Emma Cross in the rarefied social atmosphere of Gilded Newport at the turn of the century. Emma is related to the upper crust Vanderbilts, but is not on an equal social footing. She has an entree to that world, but she is only peripherally a part of it which makes for some interesting interactions. She is a modern thinker and a woman with a job. She aspires to be a hard-nosed news reporter but has often been relegated to the society pages. Currently Emma is
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Rachel F
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder at Crossways by Alyssa Maxwell is the 7th installment in the Gilded Newport Mystery series. This is my first delve into this fabulous series myself, and I loved every minute of it.

Set near the turn of the century, 1898 Newport late summer/early fall, this book features a strong female character Emma Cross who is balancing between two worlds (those of a “working gal” as the Editor in Chief of the Newport Messenger Newspaper) and that of a distant relative of Cornelius Vanderbilt).

She is a
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Rachel F
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Murder at Crossways by Alyssa Maxwell is the 7th installment in the Gilded Newport Mystery series. This is my first delve into this fabulous series myself, and I loved every minute of it.

Set near the turn of the century, 1898 Newport late summer/early fall, this book features a strong female character Emma Cross who is balancing between two worlds (those of a “working gal” as the Editor in Chief of the Newport Messenger Newspaper) and that of a distant relative of Cornelius Vanderbilt).

She is a
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Kim
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Newport, especially descriptions and stories of the gilded age, the mansions and those who inhabited them. So excited to see this new installment from Alyssa Maxwell about another murder at one of the mansions. I was unfamiliar with Crossways so this was a fun, new discovery on several levels.

A dead body, a murder or two, the Harvest Festival given by the raucous Mrs. Fish, and a nasty bit of subterfuge all add to this mystery. There are many familiar characters and plenty of new ones as
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Mary
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Murder at Crossways is the 7th installment in the Gilded Newport Mystery series. Emma Cross is a distant relative to the Vanderbilts and she has access to all the society events. She has served as a society reporter in the past but is now editor in chief but must fill in as a reporter as she attends the end of the summer Harvest Festival at Crossways in which Prince Otto of Austria was supposed to be in attendance. Emma knows that all the eligible young ladies are going to be on the lookout for ...more
Susan
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
August 1898 and Emma Cross is picnicing on the beach in Newport when a group of people discover a body of a man, presumably drowned. Emma is distressed to realise that the man resembles her half-brother Brady's father, presumed dead in a yachting incident many years ago.
Cicumstances a few days later mean that Emma although Editor-in-Chiefof the local newspaper, must attend a function of Mamie Fish, at their grand "cottage," Crossways. With the added bonus that Prince Otto of Austria will attend.
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marita lazarus
Thank you to Kensington Publishing and Netgalley for this advance copy in exchange for an honest review

This is my first time reading this author and series. I was intrigued by all the high reviews and the fact that it is a historical mystery. I gave this book 3.5 stars - although I rounded up

I had a hard time connecting with the main character.and found myself wandering when all the buildings kept being described in a rather long fashion.

As to the mystery or mysteries it was interesting and y
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Karin Carlson
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this author and this series involving Emma Cross, reporter and Gilded Age Newport. The main character, Emma is a woman ahead of her time but is totally believable and likable. This mystery involving visiting royalty is very well-plotted and kept me interested from start to finish. Tight dialogue, interesting characters and a surprising mystery make this book one of my summer favorites this year! Thank you NetGalley for the advanced readers copy for review.
Anna Fox
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy this series. I love the history of Newport and the mystery always keeps me guessing. This time we had two mysteries - the murder and the what is happening at the newspaper. I enjoy Emma's strong character and going after what she wants.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review. - I look forward to the net in the series
Carol Perreault
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fromnetgalley
This story centers on a young woman who edits a newsletter in Newport, and is connected to one of the Four Hundred. Two men are stabbed in the heart and this young woman gets involved in the investigation. The story rambles on so much that I didn't care who did it.
Heather Bennett
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder at Crossways is a great mystery and the seventh in series. It is the first I have read in this series and I will go back and read the others. Great characters and well written.
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Just read an ARC of this eighth entry in Maxwell's wonderful Gilded Newport Mystery series. This is the best book in the series so far. Emma Cross is an engaging and intrepid heroine, and the well-constructed mystery kept me guessing until the end. Emma's new role as editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger and the difficulties she faces as a female boss; her half-brother Brady's anguish over his father, who might or might not have been alive during the many years everyone thought he was dead; a ...more
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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 ...more

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