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Mary Miley Theobald

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Mary Miley Theobald is a historian and free-lance writer specializing in history, travel, and business topics. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the College of William and Mary, worked for Colonial Williamsburg for many years, and taught American history and museum studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Writing as Mary Miley Theobald, she has written a dozen nonfiction books and 200 articles for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Writing as Mary Miley, she has published 3 historical mysteries. In 2012, Mary won the national competition for Best First Crime Novel with her Roaring Twenties murder mystery, The Impersonator; its sequel, Silent Murders, came out in 2014; the third in the series, RENTING SILENCE, is scheduled for publ ...more

Pat McMillion of Burritt on the Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama, wrote, “The cheese monger at our local Publix told me today that the only difference between white and yellow American cheese is that dye is added…. ever since the Civil War when dye was added to tell the difference between cheese produced in the north and cheese produced in the south. That really sounded mythical to me, but I ha...

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Average rating: 3.4 · 318 ratings · 93 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Death by Petticoat: America...

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Colonial Williamsburg: The ...

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Museum Store Management

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I loved the author's first book, The Rosie Project, and immediately got the sequel, The Rosie Effect. It was okay, nothing special. The first one is a MUST READ; the sequel is a READ IF YOU CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ELSE.
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Although I'm not much of a reader of humorous books, this was recommended by a good friend, so I took it along on my trip to Greece and read it on the airplane. I probably disturbed some of the nearby passengers with my laughing aloud. It made the 11 ...more
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In this, the third in Eleanor Kuhns's Shaker mystery series, the author traces a plot that opens with a modest crime (the "kidnapping" or well-meant rescue of 5 abused children from their alcoholic mother) and descends into the far more serious crime ...more
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