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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library M FRE (Text) 33500013386867 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library M FRE (Text) 33500013386875 New Checked out 05/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250210906
  • ISBN: 1250210909
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"In Mariah Fredericks's Death of a Showman, the fourth in this absorbing series set in Gilded Age New York, lady's maid Jane Prescott is thrust into the world of show business, where a killer is stalking Broadway. It's the summer of 1914 and Jane Prescott-lady's maid to Louise Tyler, daughter of a wealthy New York society family-has just arrived home from Independence Day celebrations to find musician Leo Hirschfeld playing the Tylers' piano. Jane's brief courtship with Leo had ended before the Tylers' vacation to Europe earlier in the summer, so she isn't entirely surprised to see him. She is, however, shocked to learn that he's been engaged to write a new Broadway show-and that he's married a chorus girl in his musical. Jane and Louise Tyler are pulled into the sparkling and dramatic world of Broadway, with Louise becoming an investor in the show, and Jane accompanying her to rehearsals as her chaperone. But behind the glittering facade of costumes and love songs, the cast is restless and prone to deception, culminating in the death of the show's producer: Sidney Warburton. The accusation that Leo was involved jolts Jane, and her old friend and tabloid reporter Michael Behan, into action. Determined to close the curtain on these murders, Jane must strip back the masks of these consummate actors until she knows the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #1
    Jane Prescott is by now a well-loved character, with readers having followed the maid through several Gilded Age New York mysteries, including Death of an American Beauty (2020). Prescott is becoming renowned for sleuthing, and at the end of this book, she just might be leaving the servant's life for detective work. It helps Jane's growing reputation that the mystery this time is high-profile, involving actors and the moneyed backers behind their shows. The first victim is Sidney Warburton, producer of a Broadway show in which Prescott's somewhat naive employer has invested. Prescott herself is more worldly but is still shocked by the cutthroat world of the theater, especially when Warburton's death is not the last one attached to the show. Fans may wish for more Jane Prescott here, as her character can be a little overshadowed by the multitude of others parading the boards, but they'll still be satisfied by the upstairs-downstairs world the protagonist inhabits and her understated canniness at crime solving. For fans of the series and of any fiction set in the Gilded Age. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MARIAH FREDERICKS was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives with her family. She is the author of several YA novels. A Death of No Importance was her first adult novel.

Subject: Lady's maids > Fiction.
Theater > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 1898-1951 > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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