A Gilded Grave
by Shelley Freydont
A Gilded Grave is such an intelligent, well written mystery. There are wonderful characterizations in this book, with lively dialogue. I felt I really got to now these characters through the novel.
~View from the Birdhouse
I found A Gilded Grave to be a well-written historical novel. The story was engaging and the main characters were likable.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
I loved this book. It was a great read from cover to cover and I found it to be very engaging and interesting.
~Girl Lost in a Book
A delightful debut novel. Author Shelley Freydont has made a wonderful transition from the twenty-first century cozy mystery to the nineteenth century historical mystery.
~Lisa K’s Blog
Shelley Freydont has captured the essence of the era and brought it to life in A Gilded Grave. From the detailed descriptions of the clothing and social rituals to the realistic details of the murder and its investigation I felt immersed in the Gilded Age.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
…a devious plot about social status and reputations, of financial greed which includes murder and requires additional murders as cover up for the plans to succeed. A dose of magic (or trickery?) adds mystic suspense.
Shelley did a great job transition from writing contemporary cozy mysteries to writing an historical cozy mystery. This was an engaging book that got my attention from the start and kept it till I finished.
~Melina’s Book Blog
The description of the scenery, the locations, and the clothing made me wish I was there. It was all stunningly beautiful – especially the gowns and the jewels.
~I Wish I Lived In a Library
A Gilded Grave by Shelley Freydont is a fast-paced cozy mystery in an awesome historical setting. It is one of my favorite reads of 2015 and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.
The cast of characters are so well written that you will be swept away.
~Shelley’s Book Case
A Gilded Grave (NEWPORT GILDED AGE)
First in Series
Series: NEWPORT GILDED AGE
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 4, 2015)
In 1895, the height of the Gilded Age, the social elite spend their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. Within the walls of their fabulous “cottages,” competition for superiority is ruthless … and so are the players.
During her first Newport season, Deanna Randolph attends a ball given in honor of Lord David Manchester, a Barbadian sugar magnate, and his sister, Madeline. The Manchesters are an immediate success—along with their exotic manservant and his fortune-telling talents.
But on the nearby cliffs, a young maid lies dead—and suspicion falls on Joseph Ballard, a member of one of the town’s most prestigious families.
Joe humiliated Deanna when he rebuffed an engagement to her, but while he may be a cad, she knows he isn’t a killer. Now the reluctant allies must navigate a world of parties, tennis matches, and séances to find the real murderer. But a misstep among the glittering upper classes could leave them exposed to something far more dangerous than malicious gossip…
About The Author –
Shelley Freydont is the author of the Liv Montgomery Celebration Bay Mysteries, Foul Play at the Fair, Silent Knife, Independence Slay as well as the Kate MacDonald Sudoku Mysteries and the Lindy Haggerty dance company mysteries, and the upcoming Newport Gilded Age Mysteries, beginning with A Gilded Grave (6/15)
As Shelley Noble, she is the NYTimes Best selling author of women’s fiction (Beach Colors, Stargazey Point, Breakwater Bay, and Whisper Beach as well as several novellas. A former professional dancer and choreographer, Shelley lives at the Jersey shore and loves puzzles, light houses and antique carousels. She also loves to hear from readers.
For more about Shelley, please visit her website www.shelleyfreydont.com.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ShelleyFreydont
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ShelleyFreydont
August 3 – View from the Birdhouse – Review
August 4 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Review
August 5 – Girl Lost In a Book – Review
August 6 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post
August 7 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Interview
August 8 – Laura’s Interests – Review
August 9 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
August 10 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review, Guest Post
August 11 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review
August 12 – Brooke Blogs – Review
August 13 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too ! – Review
August 14 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
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