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Murder at Crossways (Gilded Newport Mysteries #7)

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 summ... more

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Murder at Crossways (Gilded Newport Mysteries #7) Details

TitleMurder at Crossways (Gilded Newport Mysteries #7)
Author
ReleaseJul 30th, 2019
PublisherKensington
Rating
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

Murder at Crossways (Gilded Newport Mysteries #7) Reviews

  • Cindy Burnett
    May 4, 2019
    4.5 starsAlyssa 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... more
  • LORI CASWELL
    Aug 3, 2019
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsA dead body can really ruin a day at the beach. Emma Cross had hoped for a relaxing day, but first, a prominent lady almost drowns and then a short time later a man is found dead. A man who looks remarkably like the father of her half-brother Brady.With that case on her mind, Emma attends the Harvest Festival at the home of Mamie and Stuyvesant Fish to cover the affair for the Newport Messenger. The “cottage” is full of the elite and almost all the area’s eligible daug... more
  • Betty
    Jun 30, 2019
    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
  • Amy
    Jul 29, 2019
    This is the seventh installment in the Gilded Newport series. The main character, Emma Cross, is now the editor-in-chief of a local newspaper while her love his interest attends to business interests in Providence. She is a Vanderbilt relative, which allows her access to the social circuit, but she is not wealthy in her own right. A body appearing to be the long-lost father of her half-brother Brady washes ashore, then Prince Otto of Austria is murdered at socialite Mamie Fish's Harvest Fall Fes... more
  • Laurie
    Jun 14, 2019
    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 thi... more
  • Natalie
    Aug 8, 2019
    Not my favorite in the series but it was still cute. I love the descriptions of Newport and the author’s love of the town really comes through in her writing. **read for book scavenger hunt - a book set in Rhode Island**
  • Sandra
    Jul 24, 2019
    Murder at Crossways by Alyssa Maxwell is the seventh installment in Gilded Newport Mysteries but can be read as a standalone.This is the first book that I have read yet had no problem getting into the story. The story revolves around Emma Cross, editor-in-chief for the local newspaper who due to the certain circumstances attends Harvest Festival, hosted by wife of a millionaire where Prince Otto of Austria is expected to attend. Unfortunately Prince fails to appear.Everyone is more than disappoi... more
  • Annarella
    Jul 28, 2019
    I like this series and I liked this book even if I don't think it's the best instalment.It's engrossing and entreating, it was great to meet again the cast of characters but the plot seemed sometimes a bit slow.The mystery was good and kept me guessing till the end.I like Emma, a strong willed woman, and I hope to read soon some of her adventures.Recommended!Many thanks to the Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
  • Angie
    Jul 12, 2019
    Full review here: https://www.criminalelement.com/revie...
  • Connie Fischer
    Aug 2, 2019
    Newport, Rhode Island - 1898Cornelius Vanderbilt, II is being taken to the beach in his wheelchair. He had suffered a stroke 2 years ago, followed by several mini-strokes. Many of the wealthy families living in the area are enjoying the beach as well.Emmaline (Emma) Cross, niece to the Vanderbilts, is with the family today. She is on the poor side of the family and had earned her living as a society journalist for the “Newport Observer.” Now, she is the editor-in-chief of the “Newport Mess... more
  • Susan
    Jul 30, 2019
    August 1898 in Newport, Rhode Island and Emma Cross is the acting Editor-in-Chief of the Newport Messenger. While she may have lots of Vanderbilt blood coursing through her veins, their money doesn't flow through her bank account. She mingles with the Upper Crust more because of her journalistic position rather than her pedigree. Along the way she encounters lots of crimes and she has a talent for investigation. In this, the seventh entry to this wonderful historical mystery series, Emma first e... more
  • Linda Baker
    Jul 28, 2019
    It's Fall in Newport and time for the annual Harvest Festival. Reporter Emma Cross has returned to Newport after a year living and working in New York. She had hoped that she could break out of the mold of "society" reporting but found that was an impossibility. When her love interest, Derrick Andrews, offers her a chance to be the editor-in-chief of her old newspaper, she jumps at the chance. Things are not all rosy at The Messenger, however. As usual, she faces opposition from the male staffer... more
  • Nichole Carrier
    Jun 25, 2019
    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
    3.75 starsThe 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... more
  • Merrilee Gibson
    Aug 4, 2019
    This is a riveting story that combines history with intriguing mystery. We have a lavish society event, populated with several actual historic figures, including the audacious Mamie Fish. The plot combines two seemingly unrelated murders, the first of an unidentified man, the second Prince Otto of Austria. But the two events have striking similarities in method, and the first man bears a strong resemblance to Emma’s half brother.Meanwhile, Emma is doing her best to run a newspaper, but she kee... more
  • Jessi
    Jul 19, 2019
    First-person narrator Emma has accepted a job as the acting editor-in-chief for her friend/love interest, Derek's, paper, the Newport Messenger. She is proud to have the position but all is not well. She is dealing with a series of setbacks that may actually be sabotage. Who doesn't want her working at the newspaper? Is it because she is a woman?And in her personal life, the book opens with a stunning beach rescue and then the discovery of a dead body. Emma is shocked to see the face of her brot... more
  • Rachel F
    Jun 20, 2019
    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 ... more
  • Rachel F
    Jun 20, 2019
    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 ... more
  • Bethany Swafford
    Jul 25, 2019
    Emma Cross is the acting editor in chief for the Newport Messanger, and things have not been going smoothly. As she suspects sabotage from disgruntled male colleagues, she takes on the last event of the Season. Prince Otto of Austria is found stabbed to death in the garden of Crossways, and Emma will need to act fast to catch a killer.Mamie Fish was, without a doubt the most delightful character in this tale. The author does a fantastic job of bringing her to life. I almost loved her more than E... more
  • Kim
    Jul 12, 2019
    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 ... more
  • Mary
    Jul 8, 2019
    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
  • Kathleen Gray
    Jul 21, 2019
    OMGoodness - the Prince is dead! Murdered! What will this do to the people in Newport who were looking forward to his being at the Harvest Festival (especially the young women and their parents who were hoping for a match!). Emma, our intrepid heroine, has more trouble that that on her hands because she's actually most interested in the identity of a man found dead in a swimming pool. He resembles her half-brother. It's not but is it Brady's father, who disappeared? SO much excitement in gilded ... more
  • marita lazarus
    Jun 25, 2019
    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... more
  • Gretchen
    Aug 10, 2019
    I eagerly look forward to the books in this series for two reasons: they are always enjoyable reads and they take me back to my visit to Newport years ago. I love Emma, the main character of these books. She is respectable, yet modern and feisty and tenacious in her investigations of murders that occur in the mansions of Newport in the 1890's. The books are a window to those by-gone times concerning the fashions and manners of the people of Newport. The mysteries are always interesting and engag... more
  • Morgan
    Aug 14, 2019
    Having read all of the Gilded Newport Mystery series I can say that they are light entertainment featuring the spunky heroine Emma Cross, a distant relative of the famed Vanderbilt family.The homes and setting of Newport RI of old, are nicely rendered as well some names that will be quite familiar to readers.The author’s web site has pictures of the original homes and many of the people mentioned which was a bonus for me to see pictures of the real places.An enjoyable reading experience.
  • Nicole
    Jul 18, 2019
    Another great addition to this series. Newport and it's early denziens are fascinating, and it's nice to get a window into the world that Alyssa describes. The characters are all a little bit flawed, but with mainly good hearts, and that really comes across in her writing. The murder of a "prince" is the main focus, and I loved the addition of the spunky Maime Fish. She was a hoot (in a rich lady sort of way). I also enjoyed the subplot at the newspaper.I'm a fan, and will continue to follow thi... more
  • Lindsey
    Aug 4, 2019
    An overall good addition to the series in which there are 3 murders which appear linked. I really enjoy this series but I didn't feel this was one of the best. It was still well written and Emma continues to be an excellent protagonist but I felt the mystery and finding out who did it was not as crisp and well written as some of the previous books, I can't quite explain why. That being said, this is still a quality, entertaining series that's certainly worth a read for fans of historical mysteri... more
  • Karin Carlson
    Jul 3, 2019
    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.
  • Francesca
    Aug 15, 2019
    3.75I did enjoy this Emma Cross mystery. The story was interesting and the plot was well paced. I like that it’s a clean mystery and I do like Emma. It’s not an amazing mystery and it doesn’t have my heart pumping but I will continue reading this series because they are enjoyable.However, there was no Derrick!! I really hope he is in the next book because I just want him and Emma together already.
  • Anna Fox
    Jun 25, 2019
    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