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Death of a Showman


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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.


One of Broadway Direct's "Top Theatre Books to Read This Summer 2021" "With a spirited, intelligent heroine; pitch-perfect descriptions of pre-World War I New York; and believable characters, Fredericks's latest historical mystery is a delight."--Library Journal (Starred) "Fredericks offers up a cast of original, fully human characters, even the most villainous of whom have backstories that evoke at least a little understanding. Those who think they know where the story is going will be pleasantly surprised. This witty, empathetic foray into the world of Broadway will leave readers eager for Jane's next adventure."--Publishers Weekly (Starred) "Fans [will] 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."--Booklist "Author Mariah Fredericks has clearly done her research on Gilded Age New York and its colossal theaters, because she creates a real sense of being behind the scenes and behind the curtain. [It's] all told with understated elegance."--BookPage "As the book's amiable narrator, Jane is clever, thoughtful and surprisingly streetwise. Lively and arresting."--Shelf Awareness

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