Alyssa Maxwell began a love affair with the city of Newport while visiting friends there back in her high school days. On one of her visits, she met the man who would become her husband. Her husband's Newport family opened up an exciting new world of historical discovery. From the graveyards whose earliest markers read from the seventeenth century to original colonial houses still lived in today, to the Newport Artillery Company whose curator for many years was her husband’s grandfather, Newport became a place of fascination and romantic charm.
Murder at Crossways is the seventh in The Guilded Newport Mysteries collection. These mysteries feature Emmaline Cross who is a Vanderbilt by heritage, a Newporter by birth, and the acting editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger. In her latest adventure, she investigates two stabbings and has to find the murderer before they get away.