Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book is 11! – – – Let’s Party
I started blogging on December 31, 2009! So tomorrow it will be 11 years!! It was my New Year’s Resolution to put myself out there and I am so glad I did!
Through my blog, I have met so many amazing people, authors, publicists, bloggers and readers just like you reading this post. I am beyond grateful for all of these wonderful connections.
WE ARE GIVING AWAY A SET OF ALYSSA MAXWELL’S
GILDED NEWPORT MYSTERIES TO ONE WINNER!
In glittering Newport, Rhode Island, status is everything. But despite being a poorer relation to the venerable Vanderbilts, Emma Cross has shaped her own identity—as a reporter and a sleuth.
As the nineteenth century draws to a close, Fancies and Fashion reporter Emma Cross is sent by the Newport Observer to cover an elite house party at Rough Point, a “cottage” owned by her distant cousin Frederick Vanderbilt that has been rented as an artist retreat. To her surprise, the illustrious guests include her estranged Bohemian parents—recently returned from Europe—as well as a variety of notable artists, including author Edith Wharton.
But when one of the artists is discovered dead at the bottom of a cliff, Rough Point becomes anything but a house of mirth. After a second murder, no one is above suspicion—including Emma’s parents. As Newport police detective Jesse Whyte searches for a killer, Emma tries to draw her own conclusions—with the help of Mrs. Wharton. But with so many sketchy suspects, she’ll need to canvas the crime scenes carefully, before the cunning culprit takes her out of the picture next . . .
Late nineteenth-century Newport, Rhode Island, is home to some of America’s wealthiest citizens. For society reporter Emma Cross, a less well-heeled cousin to the illustrious Vanderbilts, trailing gossip and glamour will lead her straight into murder . . .
Covering a polo match for the Observer, Emma’s job is to take note of the real players off the field—Newport’s well-bred elite. But the fashionable façade is breached when a woman in gaudy clothing creates a scene demanding to speak to the wife of Senator George Wetmore—until she is escorted off the grounds by the police.
The next morning, police detective Jesse Whyte asks Emma to meet him at the Wetmores’ Bellevue Avenue home, Chateau sur Mer, where the senator’s wife, Edith, has mysteriously asked to see her. Upon entering the mansion, Emma is confronted with a crime scene—the intruder from the polo match lies dead at the foot of a grand staircase.
To avoid scandal, Edith Wetmore implores Emma to use her reporter skills and her discretion to investigate. When Emma learns the victim was a prostitute—and pregnant—she wonders if the senator was being blackmailed. As Emma peels back layers of deception and family secrets, she may have met her match in a desperate killer who will trample anyone who gets in the way . . .
In the summer of 1898, reporter Emma Cross investigates a shocking death among the bright lights of Newport’s high society . . .
After a disappointing year as a society columnist for the Herald and staying with her more well-heeled Vanderbilt relatives in New York City, Emma has returned to the salty air, glittering ocean vistas, and grand stately mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, more determined than ever to report on hard news.
But for now she’s covering the social event of the season at Ochre Court, a coming-out ball designed to showcase Cleo Cooper-Smith, who will be literally on display, fittingly as Cleopatra, in an elaborate tableau vivant. Recently installed modern electricity will allow Miss Cooper-Smith to truly shine. But as the deb ascends to her place of honor, the ballroom is plunged into darkness. When the lights come back on, Cleo sits still on her throne, electrocuted to death.
Quickly establishing that the wiring was tampered with, Emma now has a murder to investigate. And the array of eligible suspects could fill another ballroom—from a shady New York real estate developer to a neglected sister and the mother of a spurned suitor. As Emma begins to discover this crime has unseen connections to a nefarious network, she puts her own life at risk to shine a light on the dark motives behind a merciless murder.
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 approaching end of summer means it’s time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand “cottage,” Crossways. The mansion is decked out in artificial autumn splendor and an extravagant scavenger hunt will be held. But the crowning jewel of the evening will be the guest of honor, Prince Otto of Austria.
As acting editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger, Emma had hoped to leave her days as a society reporter behind her. But at the last moment, she must fill in at the Harvest Festival. With nearly every eligible daughter of Newport high society in attendance, Emma can almost hear romantic dreams shattering like glass slippers when the prince finally appears—as a corpse in the garden.
The prince was stabbed in the same manner as another man recently found on nearby Bailey’s Beach, who strongly resembles a relation of Emma’s presumed dead for nearly thirty years. It’s up to Emma to find a connection between the two victims—before a killer slips away like the fading summer . . .
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Comments on “Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book is 11! – – – Let’s Party – Blogoversary #Giveaway – Day 1 – Alyssa Maxwell – @KensingtonBooks”
Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary! Job well done and hope it’s been as much fun for you as it has been for us. <3
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Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!
Congratulations, Happy Birthday and best wishes for a great 2020 to you and your family!!
Happy Blog Anniversary!
Congrats on your 11th blogoversary!
Congrats! Here’s to many more. Thanks for the chance.
Not sure how I missed this one but the important part is I can participate with congratulations on your 11 year Blogoversary! I always enjoy reading your reviews – they have introduced me to new-to-me authors quite often. For this I am indebted to you forever! Love and hugs, Lori!
thanks for the giveaway opportunity and the follow requirements. I’m glad I followed to find your blog which I will save in my favs now.
Happy Anniversary! I am so grateful you put yourself out there. You inspire me daily.
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