Hallmark Mysteries

In 1895 Rhode Island, a society page writer gets caught up in mysterious events, leading to a world of glamour, wealth, and intrigue during the Gilded Age.

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Gilded Newport Mysteries

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"'s what one choose to do with their independence and perhaps, that is where the adventure really begins."

"Reading detective fiction and investigating an actual murder are quite different."

"If I am to marry, Emma, it will be with someone far more interesting and independent than an heiress."



Newport, Rhode Island

The Vanderbilt family estate, owned by U.S. railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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A society page writer at a Vanderbilt ball sees a murder and helps with the investigation after her brother is arrested.

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