Reviews of Newport Mystery Series Books

From Kirkus Reviews: “Invest In Death”

Newport, the sailing mecca and home to the spectacular summer cottages of the late 19th and early 20th century captains of industry, is the enticing backdrop for Sutton’s latest addition to her mystery series… [which] successfully maintains the puzzle-solving tradition of good old-fashioned detective novels. Sutton turns out to be a knowledgeable [Newport] tour guide. An engaging and enjoyable whodunit that should keep readers guessing until the end.”

Readers Write

“[Murder Stalks A Mansion] was delightful. You write with a grand style and hide many clues in the narrative.”

“This mystery [Gilded Death] was laid out so well, and the characters came alive for me. From the first page you had me totally enjoying this book.”

Murder Stalks A Mansion & Gilded Death: “I found the main characters to be interesting and likeable, and the plots complex and beguiling to the end. On a recent vacation… I reread Murder Stalks A Mansion and enjoyed it every bit as much as during the first read.”

“I have just finished reading all three of your books [Murder Stalks A Mansion, Gilded Death & Keep My Secret]. A friend of mine… introduced me to them, and I am so glad she did… I didn’t want to put them down. Can’t wait for the next one.”


Excerpts from Amazon Reviews

“I think this book [Keep My Secret] is the best of the series!”

Keep My Secret: “Well-articulated characters draw you into the lives and loves of full-time residents of Newport RI.”

“Anne-Marie Sutton’s books have good, believable story lines and her writing is very good.”

“[Murder Stalks A Mansion] is a delightful page-turner of a book… with a setting that is every reader’s and vacationer’s dream – Newport, Rhode Island.”

“With engaging characters and a picturesque setting, Sutton spins a mystery [Gilded Death] that keeps you guessing until the very end.”


Mystery Lovers Corner Reviews

Murder Stalks A Mansion: “This is the first book in what I hope is to be a long-running series. Highly recommend this book.”

Gilded Death: “The setting is fabulous in this series… the mystery is well-plotted with great characters. Highly recommend this book.”



Four stars: “Murder Stalks A Mansion is a mystery brimming with personality… the writing is clean and fluid, and the characters well-defined and believable… [Sutton] has written a satisfying mystery.”


“I first heard about Sutton’s mystery series which is set in Newport while touring The Breakers mansion. One of my favorite things is to read books set in the area I am visiting so I bought them…I have enjoyed both books [Murder Stalks A Mansion & Gilded Death] – they were fun, easy vacation reads which immerse you in Newport society, architecture and life there.”