Mary Miley’s Roaring Twenties Mysteries, set against a Prohibition-era backdrop of speakeasies and vaudeville houses, tells the story of the young actress Leah Randall, who’s mistaken for Jessie Carr, sole heiress to a large family fortune. It’s the role of a lifetime. And while Leah agrees to play the part of the missing niece to the always-scheming Uncle Oliver Beckett, she can’t help wondering what happened to the real Jessie Carr …“The story is engrossing, the characters satisfyingly larger than life, and one can only hope for an encore from the smart, feisty, and talented heroine.” (Publishers Weekly starred review, on The Impersonator).
A Roaring Twenties Mystery (Volume 1)
St. Martin's Press
In 1917, Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and sole heiress to her family's vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Beckett thinks he's found her: a young actress...
Mary Miley is the winner of the 2012 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Novel Competition. She grew up in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and France, and worked her way through the College of William and Mary in Virginia as a costumed tour guide at Colonial Williamsburg. After completing her masters in history, she worked at the museum and taught American history at Virginia Commonwealth University. As Mary Miley Theobald, she has published numerous nonfiction books and articles on history, travel, and business topics. The Impersonator is her first novel.