Murder at the Breakers

Murder at the Breakers

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As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream of society can curdle one's blood. . .

Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts' summer home. She also has a job to do--report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer.

But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. The victim is Cornelius Vanderbilt's financial secretary, who plunges off a balcony faster than falling stock prices. Emma's black sheep brother Brady is found in Cornelius's bedroom passed out next to a bottle of bourbon and stolen plans for a new railroad line. Brady has barely come to before the police have arrested him for the murder. But Emma is sure someone is trying to railroad her brother and resolves to find the real killer at any cost. . .
Publisher: [S.l.] : Kensington Pub Corp, 2014
ISBN: 9780758290823
0758290829
Branch Call Number: M MAXW
Characteristics: p. cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 20, 2016

(The first book in the Gilded Newport Mystery series)

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Miller0111
Sep 15, 2016

Maxwell, a history lover who married into an old Newport family, recreates the dynamic relationships within the Vanderbilt household. [...] Emma’s investigation will keep you guessing who is responsible for the Murder on the Breakers, all the way to its clever, semi-comical ending.

hgeng63 Aug 09, 2014

Inept sleuthing, historically inaccurate behavior & ridiculous "romance". Really, the only reason to read this is for the thin atmosphere & setting.

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