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A Fashionable Fatality

Readers with an eye for fashion will enjoy the detailed descriptions of 1920s clothing and accessories while fans of the series will be excited to return to Phoebe and Eva’s world as they navigate a new mystery and ongoing relationships.

Murder at Kingscote

In this delightful addition to the series, which would serve as a good introduction to newcomers, Maxwell’s focus on class and gender division is sharp and accomplished. Come for the late 19th-century historical detail; stay for the intrigue.

Murder at Chateau sur Mer: A Gilded Newport Mystery

When a prostitute is found dead in the home of a U...

Murder Most Malicious: A Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery

The author of the "Gilded Newport" mysteries (Murder at the Breakers) switches locations and historical periods for her new series debut. Downton Abbey fans will enjoy Maxwell's evocative descriptions of a particular society as it transitions from the Edwardian Age to modern times. Lady Phoebe is torn between her life before the war and her desire to become a modern woman.

Murder at Beechwood: A Gilded Newport Mystery

Emmaline Cross finds an infant abandoned on her front steps and launches a discreet search for the mother...

Murder at Marble House: A Guilded Newport Mystery

In Maxwell's delightful sophomore effort, she offers wonderful details about the Gilded Age and the high society that inhabited the mammoth summer cottages along the Rhode Island shore. Fans of Victoria Thompson or Deanna Raybourn are sure to enjoy dipping into this historical series.

Murder at the Breakers: A Gilded Newport Mystery

Maxwell's portrait of Gilded Age mores, with a little leeway for romantic attachments, provides an opportunity for readers to consider how wealth and status can be as restrictive as it is empowering. This is a promising start to an engaging mystery series filled with smart observations.

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