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Mariah Fredericks

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Mariah Fredericks is the author of several novels for teens. A Death of No Importance is her first mystery for adults. She lives with her husband and son in Jackson Heights, New York.

Bookstore Appearances for Death of a New American

I am thrilled to announce that three New York bookstores are kindly hosting April events for Death of a New American. Please consider stopping by if you’re in the area. You’ll be supporting a great independent book seller. Thank you!!

April 9
Book Culture
26-09 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
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April 10
Shakespeare and Company
939 Lexington Ave (btw. 68th and 69th) 
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April 30
Astoria Bookshop
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The Girl in the Park

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Crunch Time

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The True Meaning of Cleavage

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Head Games

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Season of the Witch

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Love (In the Cards, #1)

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Fame (In the Cards, #2)

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Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks
"I was knocked out by Mariah Frederick’s first novel, A Death of No Importance, and wasn’t sure how her book about a maid in a wealthy American household slightly after the turn of the century could be translated into a series, but it seems it sure..." Read more of this review »
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"Great read. Ladie's Maid Jane is back, assisting her charge in the run up to her wedding with William Turner. Turner's father Charles is notorious about locking up members of the Black Hand (Italian Maifia). Jane befriends the young Italian nanny,..." Read more of this review »
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"1912 and rich Louise Benchley is preparing for her wedding to socially connected William Tyler. It is finally decided that the wedding will take place at the home of Charles Tyler, uncle to William, at Long Island. But unfortunately for the famili..." Read more of this review »
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This book is so much fun, a sharp, fast-paced New York crime novel featuring the likable and complex Jude Dillane. Jude owns a restaurant on the Lower East Side and when she finds her friend and landlord murdered, the clues lead her to a city food ba ...more
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I adored this book. The 18th century is not my first choice when it comes to historical fiction, but The Blue may have converted me. Bilyeau kicks it off brilliantly with her heroine, Genevieve Planche, who yearns to be an artist crashing a party at ...more
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I am always so happy when I sit down with one of Alyssa Maxwell's books, especially the Newport series. They're like time travel tourism, taking you to a fascinating locale when the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Goelets still roamed those gorgeous homes. ...more
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“I end up watching this movie about some girl who's supposed to be so smart and edgy and unpopular. She wears glasses, that's how you know she's so smart. And she's the only one that has dark hair in the school- a place that looks like Planet Blond.

Anyway, she somehow ends up going to the prom- hello, gag- and she doesn't wear her glasses, so suddenly she's all beautiful. And she's bashful and shy because she doesn't feel comfortable wearing a dress. But then the guy says something like, "Wow, I never knew you were so pretty," and she feels on top of the world.

So, basically, the whole point is she's pretty. Oh, and smart, too. But what's really important here is that she's pretty.

For a second I think about Katie. About her thin little Clarissa Le Fey.

It must be a pain being fat. There are NO fat people on Planet Blond.

I don't get it. I mean, even movies where the actress is smart- like they seem like they'd be smart in real life, they're all gorgeous. And they usually get a boyfriend somewhere in the story. Even if they say they don't want one. They always, always end up falling in love, and you're supposed to be like, "Oh, good."

I once said this to my mom, and she laughed. "Honey, Hollywood... reality- two different universes. Don't make yourself crazy."

Which made me feel pretty pathetic. Like I didn't know the difference between a movie and the real world.

But then when everyone gets on you about your hair and your clothes and your this and your that, and "Are you fat?" and "Are you sexy?" you start thinking, Hey, maybe I'm not the only one who can't tell the difference between movies and reality.

Maybe everyone really does think you can look like that. And that you should look like that.

Because, you know, otherwise you might not get to go to the prom and fall in love.”
Mariah Fredericks, Head Games

“My dad said to me a few years ago: "There's no harm in thinking." We were talking about Crazy Uncle Albert and whether it was right to use your brain to build weapons.

He said, "You can't expect people not to think. Not to know things just because they COULD be bad."

I said, "Yeah, but then they built it and a hundred thousand people died."

My dad laughed and said there were a lot of steps between the thinking and the doing.

Which I know, duh. All I was saying is that when you think of doing something, you don't always know the consequences. For a while people THOUGHT about building the bomb, but nothing happened. In the end it was a lot of different people doing a lot of different things, most of which had nothing to do with the bomb, that did make it happen.

I think about that sometimes. Who was the person who had the first thought, the one that started it all?

And after they had the thought, what was the first thing they did?

I know my uncle never thought, Hey, all this great science- one day I'll use it to kill a whole bunch of people. You just look at his picture; he's not that kind of person.

And yet, I guess in a way he sort of is.”
Mariah Fredericks, Head Games

“Just for once, I want someone to want me more than anybody else. To put me first.”
Mariah Fredericks, The Girl in the Park
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