A gilded-age heiress is a witness to murder in new Hallmark mystery

A gilded-age heiress is a witness to murder in new Hallmark mystery

Ali Skovbye plays an heiress who witnesses a murder in the new Hallmark movie Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers. The movie, which takes place in Newport, Rhode Island in 1895, also stars Nathan Witte and Brady Cross. It is based on the book by Alyssa Maxwell.

New Hallmark mystery

In Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers, Skovbye stars as Emma Vanderbilt-Cross, a distant relative of Cornelius Vanderbilt and a writer for the Newport Observer. When New York society decamps to Newport for the summer season, Emma prepares to cover various balls and parties for the society pages.

But during a ball at the Vanderbilt’s summer home, the family’s financial advisor is murdered and the prime suspect is Emma’s half-brother Brady (played by James Drew Dean). She decides to take matters into her own hands and sets out to prove her half-brother’s innocence.

With help from local detective Jesse Whyte (played by Danny Griffin) and the household staff, Emma sets out to figure out whodunnit. But as she gets closer to the truth, the murderer goes on the offensive, putting Emma — and everyone who helps her — in danger.

About the location

The movie takes place at The Breakers, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The mansion, which is open to tourists, took two years to build and has more than 70 rooms, including 48 bedrooms. Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers was shot at historical mansions in Victoria, BC.

About the cast

Ali Skovbye plays the teenage version of Tully Hart on the Netflix series Firefly Lane. She has appeared in Hallmark’s Gourmet Detective Mysteries series as Abigail and played Becking Hastings on When Calls the Heart.

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Danny Griffin has appeared on the TV shows Fate: The Winx Saga, Get Even, So Awkward, and Free Rein.

Nathan Witte has starred in the Hallmark movies Romance to the Rescue (2022), Cut, Color, Murder (2022), The Nine Kittens of Christmas (2021), A Christmas Treasure (2021), Sealed With a Kiss: Wedding March 6 (2021), and Sweet Carolina (2021).

Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, February 2 at 9/8c.

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