Doylestown: Discussion & Book Signing with Mariah Fredericks // DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN

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The Doylestown Bookshop welcomes Mariah Frederick for a discussion and book signing for her new book, DEATH OF A NEW AMERICANDeath of a New American is the atmospheric, compelling, historical mystery set in the early part of the 20th century and featuring Jane Prescott, the amateur sleuth who first appeared in the stunning series opener, A Death of No Importance


DATE: Friday, May 17 at 7 pm

LOCATION: The Doylestown Bookshop. Get directions from your location to the Doylestown Bookshop.

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ABOUT DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN

In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies’ maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter Louise is to marry William Tyler, at their uncle and aunt’s mansion; the Tylers are a glamorous, storied couple, their past filled with travel and adventure. Now, Charles Tyler is known for putting down New York’s notorious Italian mafia, the Black Hand, and his wife Alva has settled into domestic life.

As the city visitors adjust to the rhythms of the household, and plan Louise’s upcoming wedding, Jane quickly befriends the Tyler children’s nanny, Sofia—a young Italian-American woman. However, one unusually sultry spring night, Jane is woken by a scream from the nursery—and rushes in to find Sofia murdered, and the carefully locked window flung open.

The Tylers believe that this is an attempted kidnapping of their baby gone wrong; a warning from the criminal underworld to Charles Tyler. But Jane is asked to help with the investigation by her friend, journalist Michael Behan, who knows that she is uniquely placed to see what other tensions may simmer just below the surface in this wealthy, secretive household. Was Sofia’s murder fall-out from the social tensions rife in New York, or could it be a much more personal crime?


ABOUT MARIAH FREDERICKS

Mariah was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives with her family. She is the author of several YA novels. Death of a New American is her second novel to feature ladies’ maid Jane Prescott.


 

Death of a New American: A Novel (A Jane Prescott Novel #2) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250152992
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - April 9th, 2019

"Wonderfully moving...Fredericks has a sharp eye for the complexities of human nature and how even good people are capable of committing terrible deeds to protect the ones they love. This is a touching portrait of early-20th-century New York in all its glory and ugliness."—Publishers Weekly(starred and boxed)


A Death of No Importance: A Novel (A Jane Prescott Novel #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250306555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - March 12th, 2019

“Murder in the ranks of high society provides heady entertainment for the servants who toil in obscurity in A Death of No Importance, a lively upstairs/downstairs mystery by Mariah Fredericks set in New York City in 1910.”—New York Times Book Review

“A sparkling mystery . . . The novel's voice, plotting, pace, characterization, and historical background are all expertly crafted, while the resolution—which feels both surprising and convincing—will leave readers hungry for more.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)



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