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Frances McNamara

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Frances McNamara grew up in Boston, where her father served as Police Commissioner for ten years. She has degrees from Mount Holyoke and Simmons Colleges, and formerly worked as a librarian at the University of Chicago. When not working or writing she can be found sailing on the Charles River in Boston or beaching on Cape Cod.

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Death at Hull House

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Death at the Fair

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Death at Pullman

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Death at the Paris Exposition

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Death at Chinatown

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Death at Woods Hole

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Death at the Selig Studios

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In Defense of My Property

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Hank Phillippi Ryan’s newest book TRUST ME is a psychological thriller in the vein of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN only with a much more sympathetic narrator/protagonist.

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Rattlesnake Hill by Leslie Wheeler
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Love triangles and death in the atmospheric Berkshires haunt Kathryn Stinson. She comes to small town in the hills and rents a house that belonged to the dead Diana Farley while searching for the history of a mysterious woman from a century ago whose ...more
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Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson
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Sink into the wicked world of the theater in New York. This Sarah Brandt mystery takes us to the original heart of the theater district in New York, where Sarah’s husband finds a dead actor who was legal guardian to the child the couple wants to adop ...more
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Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
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A good read, Turning the Tide provides a vivid portrayal of some unique characters in a Massachusetts town in 1888. In Book 3 of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, Rose Carroll finds a suffragette bludgeoned on the eve of the 1888 election in Amesbury Mas ...more
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Beyond the Pale by Clare O'Donohue
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Got a copy at Malice Domestic and just read it as we have a family trip to Ireland this July. I'll definitely recommend it to the folks going as it's a fun romp through Ireland by a couple of Americans. It reminded me a bit of Hitchcock's 39 Steps, a ...more
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