Death of a new American / Mariah Fredericks.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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?
    • ISBN:
      9781250152992
      1250152992
    • Accession Number:
      2018049423
    • Accession Number:
      on1061864729
      1061864729
    • Accession Number:
      fay.646362
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    • ABNT:
      FREDERICKS, M. Death of a new American. [s.l.] : Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Fredericks M. Death of a New American. Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646362. Accessed November 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Fredericks, M. (2019). Death of a new American. Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646362
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fredericks, Mariah. 2019. Death of a New American. [Jane Prescott Series]: [2]. Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646362.
    • Harvard:
      Fredericks, M. (2019) Death of a new American. Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press ([Jane Prescott series]: [2]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646362 (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fredericks, M 2019, Death of a new American, [Jane Prescott series]: [2], Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Fredericks, Mariah. Death of a New American. Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646362.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fredericks, Mariah. Death of a New American. [Jane Prescott Series]: [2]. Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646362.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fredericks M. Death of a new American [Internet]. Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 19]. ([Jane Prescott series]: [2]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646362

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1

*Starred 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. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 November #1

In this follow-up to the LJ-starred debut A Death of No Importance, ladies maid Jane Prescott sojourns with the Benchleys in 1912 Long Island for the marriage of daughter Louise to William Tyler at his parents' stately mansion. The murder of the Tyler children's nanny is interpreted as the botching of a kidnapping meant as vengeance for Charles Tyler's crusade against the notorious Black Hand, but Jane begins to wonder.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 March #1

Although the headlines in April 1912 are about the sinking of the Titanic and the women's suffragist movement, ladies' maid Jane Prescott is concerned with the upcoming wedding of Louise Benchley to William Tyler. She accompanies the Benchleys to Long Island, NY, to the estate of Charles Tyler, who is famous for finding a kidnapped child and putting down the Black Hand Italian mafia. Jane's surprised to find the Tyler children have an Italian nanny, Sofia, and befriends young Mabel Tyler, who rushes to Jane when her baby brother is screaming one night. Jane is the one to discover the nanny's body and the window open but doubts that Sofia was in league with the Black Hand. Louise's father seems to doubt it as well, because he asks Jane to once again work with reporter Michael Behan to uncover the truth. VERDICT This follow-up to A Death of No Importance (a 2018 LJ Best Crime Fiction pick) is slow to develop, but with an astute amateur sleuth whose evaluation of the roles and positions of women is a crucial element, and a topical story line that emphasizes the immigrant experience and women's lives, this title comes highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 10/8/18.]—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 January #4

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 2019 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2019 February #1

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 2019 Publishers Weekly.