Murder at Marble House

Murder at Marble House

eBook - 2014
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With the dawn of the twentieth century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder and a disappearance. . .

Responding to a frantic call on her newfangled telephone from her eighteen-year-old cousin, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Emma Cross arrives at the Marble House mansion and learns the cause of her distress--Consuelo's mother, Alva, is forcing her into marriage with the Duke of Marlborough. Her mother has even called in a fortune teller to assure Consuelo of a happy future.

But the future is short-lived for the fortune teller, who is found dead by her crystal ball, strangled with a silk scarf. Standing above her is one of the Vanderbilts' maids, who is promptly taken into police custody. After the frenzy has died down, Consuelo is nowhere to be found. At Alva's request, Emma must employ her sleuthing skills to determine if the vanishing Vanderbilt has eloped with the beau of her choice--or if her disappearance may be directly connected to the murder. . .
Publisher: Kensington Books,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780758290854
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda


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Dec 31, 2016

Emma Cross wades into a very confused set of circumstances when a psychic is murdered at her Aunt Alva's garden party and her cousin, Consuelo Vanderbilt, disappears shortly thereafter. Historically, the newspapers of the time made much of Consuelo's "forced" marriage to the Duke of Marlborough, and Alyssa Maxwell's attempt to graft a mystery onto the scandal (Consuelo was believed to be held hostage by her ruthless mother, Alva) is not very successful, mostly due to unnecessarily large number of red herrings flooding the plot line.

Dec 20, 2016

(The second book in the Gilded Newport Mystery series)


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