Death of a new American

by Fredericks, Mariah,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 14 copies
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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, 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 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 personal crime?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fredericks' Gilded Age New York is a maelstrom of clashing fortunes. In the upper echelon are the wealthy Tylers, whose crime-fighting patriarch maintains his family in Long Island luxury, hiding them from the Black Hand (as the book explains, this hysterical moniker was fabricated by the lurid-leaning press of the day). Among the less-gilded is the Tyler's nanny, Sofia, who is discovered murdered, with the Black Hand an easy scapegoat. Visiting servant Jane feels there's more to the killing and undertakes to find out what happened to Sofia, discovering a reality as unexpected as it is memorable. Although it works fine as a stand-alone, this fast-moving, second entry in the series (after A Death of No Importance, 2018) builds an immersive account of life in the early twentieth century; Downton Abbey elements make their appearance, and glimpses of the suffrage debate, Teddy Roosevelt's prospects, and the Titanic horror make the outside world more real. Readers will await more adventures with the plucky, wise Jane. Try this with patrons who enjoyed Jessica Fellowes' The Mitford Murders (2018) and with fans of mysteries that have solid historical-fiction underpinnings.--Henrietta Verma Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fredericks's wonderfully moving sequel to 2018's A Death of No Importance opens in 1912 with lady's maid Jane Prescott helping Louise Benchley, the shy daughter of an upper-class New York family, prepare for her society wedding to William Tyler. The wedding is to take place at the Long Island estate of William's uncle, Charles Tyler, an anti-gang activist famous for his ongoing crusade against the Italian Mafia. There Jane befriends Sofia Bernardi, who's nanny to the Tylers' youngest child, Frederick. Late one night, Jane is roused by Frederick's screams to find Sofia murdered in the nursery. The police believe that Sofia thwarted an attempted kidnapping-a warning to Charles from the Mafia-and paid with her life, but Jane soon discovers that Sofia's death may be much more personal. Fredericks has a sharp eye for the complexities of human nature and how even good people are capable of committing terrible deeds to protect the ones they love. This is a touching portrait of early-20th-century New York in all its glory and ugliness. Agent: Victoria Skurnick, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Jane Prescott series
#1 - A Death of no importance
#2 - Death of a new American
Subjects Social classes -- Fiction.
Lady's maids -- Fiction.
Nannies -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Household employees -- Fiction.
Upper class -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description viii, 289 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781250152992
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