Murder at Beechwood

  • Kensington Books
  • 2015
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 304
  • eng
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9780758290878

An abandoned baby and a drowned robber baron have a lady reporter playing sleuth in this Gilded Age mystery set among New England's high society. Having turned down the proposal of Derrick Andrews, Emma Cross has no imminent plans for matrimonylet alone motherhood. But when she discovers an infant left on her doorstep, she naturally takes the child into her care. Using her influence as a cousin to the Vanderbilts and a society page reporter for the Newport Observer, Emma launches a discreet search for the baby's mother. One of her first stops is a lawn party at Mrs. Caroline Astor's Beechwood estate. But an idyllic summer's day is soon clouded by tragedy. During a sailboat race, textile magnate Virgil Monroe falls overboard. There are prompt accusations of foul playand even Derrick Andrews falls under suspicion. Deepening the intrigue, a telltale slip of lace may link the abandoned child to the drowned man. But as Emma navigates dark undercurrents of scandalous indiscretions and violent passions, she'll need to watch her step to ensure that no one lowers the boom on her... ';The glossy ambience of the Gilded Age make this an appealing puzzle enhanced by a blend of fiction and history.' Publishers Weekly