Death of an American Beauty

Death of an American Beauty Review

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.

Title:Death of an American Beauty
Edition Language:English

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  • Zoe

    Authentic, atmospheric, and mysterious!In this latest novel by Fredericks, Death of an American Beauty, we head back to Manhattan during the early twentieth century and into the life of ladyโ€™s maid,...

  • Sarah

    3.5 stars. This dragged a bit for me, but I'm going to blame that on my general difficulty concentrating on reading during all the current happenings. This series is really excellent, and gives the re...

  • Jaksen

    No rating. Wouldn't be fair of me.I won this book through the Goodreads giveaway program - thanks so much! - but this isn't the book for me. The writing is superb, though, and the attention to detail,...

  • Guylou (Two Dogs and a Book)

    ๐Ÿ“š ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€! I finished reading ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜† by Mariah F...

  • Karen Kay

    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review. Third in series. While Jane Prescott is on a much anticipated vacation, she gets caught up in a murder investigation. A good addition to the series, lo...

  • Robin

    I remember when Rhys Bowen started writing her Molly Murphy series. I inhaled them the second they were published. I loved (and still do) the mix of the feisty Molly, her journey of discovery as a new...

  • Homerun2

    3.5 starsAn entertaining historical mystery set in New York in 1913. Lady's maid Jane Prescott is supposedly having a vacation away from Lady Louise, but she soon gets sucked into helping with a socie...

  • Renee

    Loved it! I never tire of the winning, kind-hearted heroine Jane & the characters drawn into her world. Although โ€œjustโ€ a ladies maid, she is the center of the action & holds the household togethe...

  • Diane Secchiaroli

    The novel takes place during the Gilded Age in New York City. The protagonist, Jane, works as a maid for a mrs. Tyler and lives in her uncles house of refuge for women. When two of the women are savag...

  • Carin

    This is the third in the Jane Prescott historical mystery series, after A Death of No Importance and Death of a New American. I was starting to worry a tad about murder just following this ladies' mai...