Death of a New American: A Mystery
The atmospheric, compelling follow-up to the stunning debut A Death of No Importance, featuring series character, Jane Prescott.
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 g...more
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Death of a New American is second in the Jane Prescott historical mystery series. I have not read the first book, A Death of No Importance, but I was easily able to jump into this inviting and engaging story!
Jane Prescott is a ladies’ maid, living with the Benchley family and traveling with them to Long Island. The daughter in the family, Louise, is set to be married at her aunt and uncle’s mansion. The Tylers are high impact people, with a ...more
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 and well known couple.
I read the first book A Death of No Importance and liked it well enough. This book was a quarter step up from the first. The writing was a little smoother to read and the characters were interesting.
Jane Prescott, ladies' maid to Miss Louise ...more
So when I am looking for a new historical mystery, I want to read something that is either ‘new’ or different, or has an outstanding main character that can relate to. When this series came up for review, I hadn’t heard a thing about it.
In fact I was actually kind of surp ...more
It certainly seems appropriately researched (I'm geeky about checking such things) in areas related to the story line. The characters are all interesting and engaging even the brainless ones. The sleuthing is fascinating with the sort of plot twists and very red herrings. There are a couple of things that I wish I could address, but that would definitely be in spoiler territory.
Bottom line is that it held me capt ...more
As we journey for answers and they start be revealed, and boy I didn’t see most of it coming.
There are a great many twists and turns here, and be sure to read the epilogue, wow!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher St. Martin’s Press, and was not required to give a positive review.
Jane Prescott, an intelligent and resourceful ladies maid is teamed up with reporter Michael Behan to discove ...more
The second in the series, we return to Jane Prescott’s world right after the sinking of The Titanic. She continues to work for the Benchley family and is now helping Louisa prepare for her upcoming society w ...more
It's 1912. The headlines are about the sinking of the Titanic and the upcoming march for women's suffrage. But, Jane has little time ...more
While thi ...more
The family is vigiliant about security, including Turner's wife, Alva who mandates locked doors and shut windows at all times as a deterent to those that would harm her husband and chi ...more
Mariah Fredericks has written another puzzler of a mystery in her Jane Prescott series, and it is a light and breezy trip back in time.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this b ...more
While this book was fine, I’m a little ambivalent about it. I almost felt that the murder mystery took backseat to social issues (women’s suffrage, immigrant racism, mental illness, etc.)...important issues but not what I anticipated focusing on. I found the writing a little choppy with abrupt changes in time/place at times. I also found it a bit unbelievable that the main character Jane (a lady’s maid) found herself in such close, personal relationships with her employers...not to mention ...more
Jane was asked to discre ...more
While touching on familiar Gilded-Age themes of we ...more
Jane Prescott, working for the Benchley family, is helping Louise prepare for her upcoming wedding to William Tyler. It is at Charles Tyler (William's uncle) mansion th ...more
Jane Prescott is a ladies’ maid to Louise Benchley, who has agreed to wed William Tyler. Miss Benchley and Mrs. Benchley travel to her husband-to-be uncle’s country estate where the wedding will be held so the mothers of the bride ...more
The mousy sister from the last book, Louise, is actually engaged to a wealthy and accomplished young man from a prestigious family. His uncle, whose house on Long Island is to be the setting for the wedding, is the current New York City police investigator who has been recently much lauded for his great success in starting up an Italian Squad to root out crime, especiall ...more