It's 1953 and Elizabeth Grady is running Haggerman's Catskills Resort (think Kellerman's in Dirty Dancing). Her mother, a retired actress, inherited the resort and they're determined to make it a success. Elizabeth has her hands full with staffing issues, guest complaints, and making sure everything runs like clockwork. The last thing she needs is a dead guest, especially a dead guest accused of being a communist.
Historical mysteries are another of my favorite sub-genres, and I'm a big fan of Vicki Delany, who also writes the Lighthouse Library series under the name Eva Gates. This is a perfect read if you're not quite ready to let go of summer just yet. - John
Emma Cross is a young second cousin to Cornelius Vanderbilt, working as a society page reporter, in 1890s Newport, Rhode Island.
Mia is starting work at her father's catering hall. A bachelor party goes awry when the gigantic cake is wheeled in and a deadly surprise is revealed...