Shelley Freydont's brand new series A Gilded Grave was released on August 4th. It is a historical mystery series.
Series: NEWPORT GILDED AGE
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 4, 2015)
First in a new series from the author of the Celebration Bay mysteries
In 1895, the height of the Gilded Age, the social elite spend their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. Within the walls of their fabulous “cottages,” competition for superiority is ruthless … and so are the players.
During her first Newport season, Deanna Randolph attends a ball given in honor of Lord David Manchester, a Barbadian sugar magnate, and his sister, Madeline. The Manchesters are an immediate success—along with their exotic manservant and his fortune-telling talents.
But on the nearby cliffs, a young maid lies dead—and suspicion falls on Joseph Ballard, a member of one of the town’s most prestigious families.
Joe humiliated Deanna when he rebuffed an engagement to her, but while he may be a cad, she knows he isn’t a killer. Now the reluctant allies must navigate a world of parties, tennis matches, and séances to find the real murderer. But a misstep among the glittering upper classes could leave them exposed to something far more dangerous than malicious gossip…
Shelley Freydont's Debut Novel takes us back to the summer 1895 in her brand new series.Where we meet Deanna Randolph and the Lords and Ladies of that era. Deanna is about to attend a ball when she finds out that one of the maids has been murdered. So when the main suspect is some one from the upper class society, Deanna must find out what is going on be fore it is to late.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Shelley had taken the this nineteenth century story and brought it to life. The dress attire and the way she describes the town and the poeple have become real with this book. The cast of characters are so well written that you will be swept away.This is a great first and I am eagerly waiting the next one.