A Death of No Importance

A Death of No Importance

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Through her exquisite prose, sharp observation and deft plotting, Mariah Fredericks invites us into the heart of a changing New York in her remarkable debut adult novel.
New York City, 1910. Ladies' maid Jane Prescott has taken a position with the Benchley family, dismissed by the city's elite as 'new money.' Invisible until she's needed, Jane has a power they do not-- she understands the rules of high society. At a party for Charlotte Benchley's engagement to notorious playboy Norrie Newsome, the groom-to-be is found murdered. There are many with grudges to bear: from the family Norrie was supposed to marry into, to the survivors of a tragic accident in a mine owned by the Newsomes, to the rising anarchists who are sick of those born into wealth getting away with anything they want. And Jane may be the only person with the tools to solve the murder.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250152978
Branch Call Number: F Fredericks
Characteristics: viii, 276 pages ;,25 cm


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Jul 16, 2019

An easy yet compelling read. It's just as easy to get caught up in it as a period piece as it is as a mystery.

JessicaGma Jul 04, 2019

This was a decent mystery set in the 1920s, and perhaps a set up for a series. Not bad.


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Jul 16, 2019

meggie_lynne thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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