Jane Prescott #2
On Sale: April 9, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks is
the atmospheric, compelling follow-up to the stunning debut
A Death of No Importance, featuring series character,
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 glamorous, storied couple, their past filled
with travel and adventure. Now, Charles Tyler is known for
putting down New York’s notorious Italian mafia, the Black
Hand, and his wife Alva has settled into domestic life.
As the city visitors adjust to the rhythms of the household,
and plan Louise’s upcoming wedding, Jane quickly befriends
the Tyler children’s nanny, Sofia—a young Italian-American
woman. However, one unusually sultry spring night, Jane is
woken by a scream from the nursery—and rushes in to find
Sofia murdered, and the carefully locked window flung open.
The Tylers believe that this is an attempted kidnapping of
their baby gone wrong; a warning from the criminal
underworld to Charles Tyler. But Jane is asked to help with
the investigation by her friend, journalist Michael Behan,
who knows that she is uniquely placed to see what other
tensions may simmer just below the surface in this wealthy,
secretive household. Was Sofia’s murder fall-out from the
social tensions rife in New York, or could it be a much more
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