Literary Escapes Podcast Episode 104 Exploring Rhode Island with author Alyssa Maxwell

Ep 104: Exploring Rhode Island with Author Alyssa Maxwell

Join us as we tour the US through books, one state at a time.

This week, we’re exploring Rhode Island with author Alyssa Maxwell and her book “Murder at the Breakers.” Set in the Gilded Age, this charming mystery will transport you to the opulent world of Newport, Rhode Island. Step inside the grand mansions and picturesque landscapes of historic Newport as we follow amateur sleuth Emma Cross on a thrilling investigation into a scandalous murder.

Alyssa also shares about the filming of Murder at the Breakers, available now on the Hallmark Mysteries channel!

Meet Alyssa Maxwell

Author Alyssa Maxwell

Alyssa Maxwell is the author of the acclaimed series, The Gilded Newport Mysteries, and A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mysteries. Growing up in New England and traveling to Great Britain fueled a passion for history, while a love of puzzles drew her to the mystery genre. It has been the city of Newport, however, that has most inspired her writing with its rich historical and cultural diversity. 

Although they still consider Newport home, she and her husband reside in Florida, where Alyssa is a member of the Mystery Writers of America-Florida Chapter, Sisters in Crime, and the South Florida Fiction Writers.

Listen to Episode 104 Here

Exploring Rhode Island with Author Alyssa Maxwell

In This Episode

We had so much fun chatting with Alyssa and here are some of the things we talked about:

  • The history and scenic views of Newport
  • The Gilded Age families
  • How she got started writing
  • Her husband’s family connection to Newport
  • The Hurricane of 1938
  • Murder at the Breakers and the Gilded Newport Mystery series
  • The Hallmark Movie of Murder at the Breakers

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Murder at the Breakers

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell book cover

Murder Most Malicious

Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell book cover

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Other Resources You’ll Love

More Books Set in Rhode Island

Books Set In Rhode Island with map outline of Rhode Island and stacks of books

Books Set in Rhode Island

If you like the Gilded Age mysteries, you may also enjoy Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness series. Check out the podcast episode with Rhys Bowen here.

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