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Title A golden cage / Shelley Freydont.
Author Freydont, Shelley, author.
Publication New York, New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
Edition Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback edition.
Description 356 pages ; 20 cm.
Call # FIC FREYDONT
Series Newport gilded age
Newport gilded age.
Summary "The author of A Gilded Grave returns to Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, where headstrong heiress Deanna Randolph must solve another murder among the social elite. With her mother in Europe, Deanna is staying with the Ballard family, who agree to chaperone her through the summer season and guide her toward an advantageous marriage proposal--or so her mother hopes. Relishing her new freedom, Deanna is more interested in buying one of the fashionable new bathing costumes, joining a ladies' bicycling club, and befriending an actress named Amabelle Deeks, all of which would scandalize her mother. Far more scandalous is the discovery of a young man bludgeoned to death on the conservatory floor at Bonheur, the Ballards' sumptuous "cottage." Deanna recognizes him as an actor who performed at the birthday fete for a prominent judge the night before. But why was he at Bonheur? And where is Amabelle? Concerned her new friend may be in danger--or worse--Deanna enlists the help of her intrepid maid, Elspeth, and her former beau, Joe Ballard, to find Amabelle before the villain of this drama demands an encore"-- Provided by publisher.
"At the close of the nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, is the queen of Gilded Age resorts. It is a place of privilege, glamour, and secrets, and in the midst of this splendor, headstrong young heiress Deanna Randolph makes her debut into society. With her mother in Europe, Deanna is staying with the Ballard family, who agree to chaperone her through the summer season and guide her toward an advantageous marriage proposal--or so her mother hopes. Relishing her new freedom, Deanna is more interested in buying one of the fashionable new bathing costumes, joining a ladies' bicycling club, and befriending an actress named Amabelle Deeks, all of which would scandalize her mother. Far more scandalous is the discovery of a young man bludgeoned to death on the conservatory floor at Bonheur, the Ballards' sumptuous "cottage." Deanna recognizes him as an actor who performed at the birthday fete for a prominent judge the night before. But why was he at Bonheur? And where is Amabelle? Concerned that her new friend may be in danger--or worse--Deanna enlists the help of her intrepid maid, Elspeth, and her former beau, Joe Ballard, to find Amabelle before the villain of this drama demands an encore"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject 1800-1899
Women detectives -- Rhode Island -- Fiction.
Upper class -- Rhode Island -- Fiction.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Upper class. (OCoLC)fst01162136
Women detectives. (OCoLC)fst01177563
Newport (R.I.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Rhode Island. (OCoLC)fst01204599
Rhode Island -- Newport. (OCoLC)fst01210119
Genre Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Related To Online version: Freydont, Shelley, author. Golden cage. Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback edition. New York, New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016 9780698165694 (DLC) 2016006190
ISBN 9780425275856 (softcover)
042527585X (softcover)

Location CALL # Status Message
 Central 1st Fl - Lit Mystery  FIC FREYDONT    CHECK SHELVES  (MYSTERY)