Monday, April 13, 2020

#Giveaway of Death of an American Beauty by Mariah Fredericks

45046691Death of an American Beauty
(Jane Prescott #3)
by Mariah Fredericks 
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2020 by Minotaur Books
The third in the compelling series, set in Gilded Age New York, featuring Jane Prescott.

Jane Prescott is taking a break from her duties as lady’s maid for a week, and plans to begin it with attending the hottest and most scandalous show in town: the opening of an art exhibition, showcasing the cubists, that is shocking New York City.

1913 is also the fiftieth anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation speech, and the city's great and good are determined to celebrate in style. Dolly Rutherford, heiress to the glamorous Rutherford’s department store empire, has gathered her coterie of society ladies to put on a play—with Jane’s employer Louise Tyler in the starring role as Lincoln himself. Jane is torn between helping the ladies with their costumes and enjoying her holiday. But fate decides she will do neither, when a woman is found murdered outside Jane’s childhood home—a refuge for women run by her uncle.

Deeply troubled as her uncle falls under suspicion and haunted by memories of a woman she once knew, Jane—with the help of old friends and new acquaintances, reporter Michael Behan and music hall pianist Leo Hirschfeld—is determined to discover who is who is making death into their own twisted art form.

A Jane Prescott Novel

About the Author:
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Mariah Fredericks was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives today with her family. She is a graduate of Vassar College with a BA in history. She has written several novels for young adults; her novel Crunch Time was nominated for an Edgar in 2007. A Death of No Importance is her first mystery for adults. Find out more at


The publisher is giving away one copy of DEATH OF AN AMERICAN BEAUTY to one reader today, US only please. To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

*Please note, that because of the COVID-19 virus, there may be additional delays in the shipment of giveaways and items may be substituted without notice. 

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  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. I enjoy reading about all the changes in society because of new and newish inventions and innovation.

  3. the blurb really catches my interest

  4. The fashion, innovation and freethinking.

  5. The fashion was fabulous but I am intrigued by how they lived then.


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