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Upcoming Appearances:

I would be delighted to Zoom or Skype with your book group. Contact me to make arrangements.


1. Monday, Aug. 23rd, at 8pm EDT: Join me for at Joanna's Readers on Facebook. I'll be talking about the inspirations for Murder at Wakefield and giving away some books! Joanna's Readers


2. Tuesday, August 31st, 6:30pm EDT: I'll be chatting with Bank Square Books/The Savoy Book Shop about my upcoming Gilded Newport Mystery, MURDER AT WAKEHURST. It's free to register, or you can help support Bank Square Books/Savoy Book Shop by purchasing a $5 gift code, or by purchasing Murder at Wakehurst! Register HERE




3. Also Tuesday, August 31st, 7-10pm EDT. Click below!














4. Wednesday, September 1st, 8pm EDT/7pm Central, Murder by the Book. Join me for a chat with Anna Lee Huber about our latest releases! Link to follow.

5. Wednesday, September 1st - All Day: Edith Maxwell and I will be blogging together at the Jungle Red Writer. The two unrelated Maxwells! Please join us at: Jungle Red



6. Saturday, September 18th, 7pm Pacific Time/4pm EDT, Anne's Book Carnival: Dianne Freeman and I will be discussing our latest releases, Murder at Wakehurst and A Fiance's Guide to First Wives and Murder LINK

7. Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 8pm EDT: Join me in conversation with Clara McKenna and Anna Lee Huber! Link to follow.






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Watch My Recent Book Chats:


Murder by the Book with Dianne Freeman: LINK


The Poisoned Pen with Anna Lee Huber: LINK


Bank Square Books/Savoy Bookshop with Andrea Penrose and Kathleen Marple Kalb: LINK

Interview with Leah Bailey at Cozy Ink Podcast: LINK

Belmont Books with Stephanie Graves: LINK

You're cordially invited to join the Sleuths in Time Book Club on Facebook! Visit the page to see what it's all about. Click JOIN and answer two super easy questions to be included. 

Each month we'll feature a different Sleuth's book!


Sleuths in Time is a group of 9 historical mystery authors who love interacting with their readers. You can also find us here:


A newsletter editor from my own alma mata, the University of Connecticut, talks about visiting The Breakers and "meeting" Emma.  "...Here I am, and here is Emma at the Breakers, reminding me that I hold an incomprehensible amount of power in my own hands.” Read this very special post!  Where Fiction Meets Life: ARTICLE

Large Print Covers

If you prefer large print, ask for them at your local library!


9/5/2014         MURDER AT THE BREAKERS made the USA Today Bestseller list at #126

Never in my life would I have expected this to happen, but on August 30, 2014, my author ranking at Amazon was higher than J.K. Rowlings!

Sold At The Breakers Gift Shop

A Facebook Friend took this picture in the gift shop at

The Breakers!!

For more about what Emma Cross wore, who she knew and where she went on her quest for clues, see my Pinterest Board! Click HERE




And to see more about the world of Phoebe Renshaw and Eva Hunfort, Click here!


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Alyssa Maxwell


  Author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries


A Lady and Lady's Maid Mysteries

Alyssa Maxwell, Author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries