Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Murder at Beechwood by Alyssa Maxwell
I read the first book in this series but not the second so I can only assume that it was in that book that our heroine, Emma Cross, picked up the reputation as being someone who helps wayward souls, including a (former?) prostitute (which does NOT endear her to the upper crust family of one of Emma's (former?) admirers). It's this reputation that is probably the reason that Emma wakes up one morning to find a baby on her front porch, apparently abandoned. Does the death of a man dressed in groom's clothing have anything to do with the baby? Does the apparent murder of one of the upper crust, one of the people that Emma suspects might have been connected to the baby have an any significance?
The historical notes and the way that Maxwell works her information into the stories is so seamless, I didn't even think that it might be based on fact.
A wonderful addition to the series and I can't wait to start Maxwell's new series as well, the snippet in this book starting out so well.