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The Socialite's Guide to Murder by S. K. Golden
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Oct 11, 2022 | ISBN 9781639101764

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Praise for The Socialite’s Guide to Murder:
“A sprightly series launch . . . Golden channels the spirit of the late Hugh Pentecost’s Beaumont Hotel.”
Publishers Weekly

“[A] decorous whodunnit festooned with period trappings.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[For] readers who enjoyed other hotel-set mysteries with young amateur sleuths, like Nita Prose’s The Maid.”
Library Journal

“Effectively evokes the social milieu of the late 1950s.”

“A witty, lighthearted mystery novel.”
Foreword Reviews

“If you love cozy mysteries and charming characters, you will love this book.”
Manhattan Book Review, 5-star review

“The humor, insight, and sharp wit make this a light and refreshing read.”
Historical Novel Society

“It’s as if Eloise is all grown up and a sassy, savvy sleuth at the Plaza hotel! Hotel owner’s daughter Evie Murphy is smart and daring in this delightful Golden Age mystery”
—Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness mysteries

“S.K. Golden’s The Socialite’s Guide to Murder is a sparkling gem. Manhattan socialite, and Marilyn Monroe wannabe, Evelyn Murphy, may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but when an artist is found with a knife in his back, her insider’s knowledge of the Pinnacle Hotel comes in handy. When she’s not dressing to the nines, pampering her adorable Pomeranian Presley, or sharing chocolate marshmallows with the precocious Amelia, she’s hunting down thieves and murderers. In the process, she discovers there’s more to life than Tiffany diamonds and tiki cocktails. The Socialite’s Guide to Murder is nonstop entertainment—at turns witty, charming, touching, and spellbinding. An enticing treat for cozy mystery fans.
—Kelly Oliver, award-winning and bestselling author of the Fiona Figg Mysteries.

“This book has all the things I love in a mystery novel – a unique sleuth, a quirky cast of suspects, and a twisty whodunnit. Throw in scandal, secrets and a luxury hotel setting, and I’m hooked. The Socialite’s Guide to Murder is an engaging debut that had me turning the pages quickly to find the answers.”
—C. J. Archer, USA Today bestselling author of the Cleopatra Fox Mysteries

“An endearing heroine, a luxury hotel, and a bevy of suspects pepper this delightful debut title by S. K. Golden. In 1958, artist Billie Bell is showcasing his latest work at the Pinnacle Hotel owned by Evelyn Murphy’s father. Before Billie’s new canvas can be revealed, the work is stolen and the people Evelyn knows are suspected of theft. Then Billie turns up dead. Since Evelyn is loathe to leave the security of the hotel, their staff has become her family. She can’t believe one of them has betrayed her trust. Evelyn’s fashion sense adds to the glamorous backdrop as she investigates the crime. A fun romp in a glitzy setting with a spunky sleuth!”
—Nancy J. Cohen, award-winning author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

“A delightful tale of glamour and murder at a luxury hotel in 1950s New York City. Evelyn Murphy is the perfect sleuth for the occasion—charming, wealthy, and agoraphobic. She almost never leaves the hotel. With an endearing optimism, Evelyn takes matters into her manicured hands to find the killer and protect her home, her friends, and her little dog Presley. A wonderful romp of a mystery!”
—Dianne Freeman, author of the Agatha and Lefty award-winning Countess of Harleigh Mysteries

“A rip roaring historical mystery, jam-packed with wit and glamour and endearing characters. Murder has never been this fun!”
—T.A. Willberg, author of the Marion Lane series

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