English | ePUB | 7.13 MB | Books: 5
Alyssa Maxwell is a well known author of the Mystery genre from South Florida, The United States. She is particularly famous for her successful novel series ‘Gilded Newport Mysteries’. The series, which consists of a total of 3 suspenseful and thriller novels helped Alyssa to establish her writing career. Alyssa became a known personality with the success of her novel. She received wide appreciations from all over the world and this has motivated her to complete another mystery series named ‘A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mysteries’, which is scheduled to release a few of its initial novels at the beginning of the next year. Alyssa was born in Flushing, New York, The United States. Today, she lives in South Florida and never stops imagining herself to be living in the post World War I, Victorian and the Edwardian eras. She has a unique fantasy to wear Worth gowns and likes to look after her garden in her manor house.
In addition to that, Alyssa also likes to spend her time watching BBC and other productions along with her afternoon tea. She is happily married and has a couple of daughters who are in their twenties. In relation to some of the writers talk, Alyssa is always available at her South Florida home. Apart her spending her time in writing mystery novels, she also likes to attend writers’ seminars, address several book clubs and take part in library events happening around her. She is a proud member of a number of writers’ associations such as the Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, the Novelists and many others as well. Back in the time of her school days, Alyssa used to visit the city of Newport along with her friends. Since then, she has developed a sense of love affair and attraction with the city. She was forced to return to the city time and again because of its harbor-side and gas-lit neighborhoods and the narrow lanes.
Alyssa even met her husband during one of her visits. As an avid learner, she has always been a lover of historical events. Getting married into an old and large family of Newport allowed her to experience exciting discoveries of the ancient historical world. She seems fascinated by the ancient graveyards and the colonies which were built in the 17th century and are still intact. The Newport Artillery Company, which was owned by her husband’s grandfather for many years, was also one of the reasons why Alyssa fell in love with the charm and fascination of Newport. Besides writing, she is also an enthusiastic lighthouse-climber and a collector of nutcrackers. As a famous person, Alyssa got the chance of participating in the Book Festival of the University of Central Florida in the last year.
Fiction, Historical, Mystery & Detective
As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society.
But when murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream of society can curdle one’s blood. . .Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts’ summer home. She also has a job to do–report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer. But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. The victim is Cornelius Vanderbilt’s financial secretary, who plunges off a balcony faster than falling stock prices. Emma’s black sheep brother Brady is found in Cornelius’s bedroom passed out next to a bottle of bourbon and stolen plans for a new railroad line. Brady has barely come to before the police have arrested him for the murder.
But Emma is sure someone is trying to railroad her brother and resolves to find the real killer at any cost. . .
The books in suggested reading order:
Murder at the Breakers
Murder at Marble House
Murder at Beechwood
Murder at Rough Point
Murder at Chateau sur Mer