A Death of No Importance

A Death of No Importance

Mariah Fredericks? compelling adult debut novel follows Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid in an upper-crust 1910 NYC household, after her mistress?s playboy fiancÚ is gruesomely murdered. Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid in the upper-most echelons of 1910 New York City society. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane has a deft hand and a sharp, obser Mariah Fredericks? compelling adult debut novel follows Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid in an upper-crus...

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Title:A Death of No Importance
Author:Mariah Fredericks
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250152976
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

A Death of No Importance Reviews

  • Jessie
    Apr 30, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...

    I loved this book! A death of no importance is a thrillingly smart and suspenseful murder mystery set in the early 20th century and narrated by Jane Prescott, maid to one of the prime suspects, and self-appointed investigator of the crime. Jane, abandoned by her father as a littl...

    I'm glad I started reading A Death of No Importance on a weekend because that gave me the ability to read it in one sitting. Historical mysteries are my favorites and this didn't disappoint. Set in 1910 New York, Jane Prescott is a ladies maid for a newly rich family trying to break in...

    I really enjoyed this one... I like above-stairs/below-stairs stories, and have long been a firm believer in the old adage that "servants see everything" (or, more aptly put, "those who go largely ignored in society see more than they are given credit for"). There were just enough twis...

    "A Death of No Importance" is a mystery set in 1910 in New York City. I loved that the lady's maid was able to solve the mystery because of her skill set. Jane knew a wine stain from a blood stain, how different stain patterns might happen (jostled elbow, etc.), and noticed things that...

    NegGalley ARC. I read the description of this books months ago and new I wanted to read it as soon as it came out. I was so excited to get an advanced copy from NetGalley. I've been looking for a good historic mystery series since Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series came to an end...

  • Susan Liston
    May 18, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

  • Carin
    Jul 18, 2017

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

  • Doreen
    Mar 30, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

  • Lesa
    Apr 07, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

  • Debbie
    Apr 17, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...

    I loved this book! A death of no importance is a thrillingly smart and suspenseful murder mystery set in the early 20th century and narrated by Jane Prescott, maid to one of the prime suspects, and self-appointed investigator of the crime. Jane, abandoned by her father as a littl...

    I'm glad I started reading A Death of No Importance on a weekend because that gave me the ability to read it in one sitting. Historical mysteries are my favorites and this didn't disappoint. Set in 1910 New York, Jane Prescott is a ladies maid for a newly rich family trying to break in...

    I really enjoyed this one... I like above-stairs/below-stairs stories, and have long been a firm believer in the old adage that "servants see everything" (or, more aptly put, "those who go largely ignored in society see more than they are given credit for"). There were just enough twis...

    "A Death of No Importance" is a mystery set in 1910 in New York City. I loved that the lady's maid was able to solve the mystery because of her skill set. Jane knew a wine stain from a blood stain, how different stain patterns might happen (jostled elbow, etc.), and noticed things that...

  • Patricia
    Mar 16, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Apr 13, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

  • Alecia
    May 31, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

  • Kathy Martin
    Feb 25, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

  • Bertha
    Mar 16, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

  • Karen A. Wyle
    Jun 06, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

  • Jill Elizabeth
    May 09, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...

    I loved this book! A death of no importance is a thrillingly smart and suspenseful murder mystery set in the early 20th century and narrated by Jane Prescott, maid to one of the prime suspects, and self-appointed investigator of the crime. Jane, abandoned by her father as a littl...

    I'm glad I started reading A Death of No Importance on a weekend because that gave me the ability to read it in one sitting. Historical mysteries are my favorites and this didn't disappoint. Set in 1910 New York, Jane Prescott is a ladies maid for a newly rich family trying to break in...

    I really enjoyed this one... I like above-stairs/below-stairs stories, and have long been a firm believer in the old adage that "servants see everything" (or, more aptly put, "those who go largely ignored in society see more than they are given credit for"). There were just enough twis...

  • Susan
    Apr 10, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...

    I loved this book! A death of no importance is a thrillingly smart and suspenseful murder mystery set in the early 20th century and narrated by Jane Prescott, maid to one of the prime suspects, and self-appointed investigator of the crime. Jane, abandoned by her father as a littl...

    I'm glad I started reading A Death of No Importance on a weekend because that gave me the ability to read it in one sitting. Historical mysteries are my favorites and this didn't disappoint. Set in 1910 New York, Jane Prescott is a ladies maid for a newly rich family trying to break in...

  • Meg Cabot
    Oct 19, 2017

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

  • Natalie
    Apr 15, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

  • Ami
    Mar 13, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

  • Aura
    Apr 28, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

  • Bethany Swafford
    Apr 28, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...

    I loved this book! A death of no importance is a thrillingly smart and suspenseful murder mystery set in the early 20th century and narrated by Jane Prescott, maid to one of the prime suspects, and self-appointed investigator of the crime. Jane, abandoned by her father as a littl...

    I'm glad I started reading A Death of No Importance on a weekend because that gave me the ability to read it in one sitting. Historical mysteries are my favorites and this didn't disappoint. Set in 1910 New York, Jane Prescott is a ladies maid for a newly rich family trying to break in...

    I really enjoyed this one... I like above-stairs/below-stairs stories, and have long been a firm believer in the old adage that "servants see everything" (or, more aptly put, "those who go largely ignored in society see more than they are given credit for"). There were just enough twis...

    "A Death of No Importance" is a mystery set in 1910 in New York City. I loved that the lady's maid was able to solve the mystery because of her skill set. Jane knew a wine stain from a blood stain, how different stain patterns might happen (jostled elbow, etc.), and noticed things that...

    NegGalley ARC. I read the description of this books months ago and new I wanted to read it as soon as it came out. I was so excited to get an advanced copy from NetGalley. I've been looking for a good historic mystery series since Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series came to an end...

    Jane Prescott, a competent, practical lady's maid, has a clear-eyed view of the world around her. When the society playboy supposedly engaged to her mistress is murdered and her friend may come under suspicion, Jane must follow the clues to the real murderer. What I liked about this...

  • Moe's Book Blog
    Apr 08, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

  • Sandy
    Apr 18, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...

    I loved this book! A death of no importance is a thrillingly smart and suspenseful murder mystery set in the early 20th century and narrated by Jane Prescott, maid to one of the prime suspects, and self-appointed investigator of the crime. Jane, abandoned by her father as a littl...

    I'm glad I started reading A Death of No Importance on a weekend because that gave me the ability to read it in one sitting. Historical mysteries are my favorites and this didn't disappoint. Set in 1910 New York, Jane Prescott is a ladies maid for a newly rich family trying to break in...

    I really enjoyed this one... I like above-stairs/below-stairs stories, and have long been a firm believer in the old adage that "servants see everything" (or, more aptly put, "those who go largely ignored in society see more than they are given credit for"). There were just enough twis...

    "A Death of No Importance" is a mystery set in 1910 in New York City. I loved that the lady's maid was able to solve the mystery because of her skill set. Jane knew a wine stain from a blood stain, how different stain patterns might happen (jostled elbow, etc.), and noticed things that...

    NegGalley ARC. I read the description of this books months ago and new I wanted to read it as soon as it came out. I was so excited to get an advanced copy from NetGalley. I've been looking for a good historic mystery series since Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series came to an end...

    Jane Prescott, a competent, practical lady's maid, has a clear-eyed view of the world around her. When the society playboy supposedly engaged to her mistress is murdered and her friend may come under suspicion, Jane must follow the clues to the real murderer. What I liked about this...

    Just finished this book in the wee hours last night. Totally loved it. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and I wasn't disappointed. The characters are appealing and well-done. The narrator is wonderful. I want so much to talk about her, but to do so would give away too much. (Al...

  • Faith
    May 27, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

  • Joyce
    Apr 22, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

  • Kristina
    Apr 11, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

  • Jamie Canaves
    Apr 03, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

  • Sarah
    Apr 10, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

  • Karen
    May 01, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

  • Leah Leatherbee
    Apr 17, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...

    I loved this book! A death of no importance is a thrillingly smart and suspenseful murder mystery set in the early 20th century and narrated by Jane Prescott, maid to one of the prime suspects, and self-appointed investigator of the crime. Jane, abandoned by her father as a littl...

  • Alina
    Jan 09, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

  • Eva
    May 08, 2018

    I love mysteries but finding one that really keeps you guessing is difficult these days. This one not only does that, but features a smart heroine who just happens to be living in NYC during one of its most interesting time periods (early 1900s)! The attention to historical detail - do...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed A Death of No Importance. Set in New York City in the early part of the 1900?s, the book follows Jane Prescott, a lady?s maid to a wealthy family trying to ingratiate themselves into New York City high society. Her mistress, Charlotte Benchley, claims ...

    I did not enjoy A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE nearly as much as I anticipated. Not written quite as tightly as I would have liked, the novel concerns a lady's maid named Jane Prescott who is quite observant. ...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. "New York City, 1910. Invisible until she?s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies? maid to the city?s upper echelons." Jane investigates the murder of playboy Norrie Newburg with the hel...

    In 1910, Jane Prescott took a job as ladies' maid for Charlotte Benchley, a nouveau riche young woman who was very anxious to become engaged to the playboy Norrie Newsome. Norrie wound up being murdered and the maid investigated the murder. Except for a touch of pedophilia, this could ...

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in early 1900s New York, and I hope it's the beginning of a series, because I'd love to read more like this. I love historical mysteries, which are usually about the upper classes. While it's fun to get lost in the glitz and glamor of anothe...

    Enjoyable mystery set in the 1900 NYC. The story is told from the perspective of the maid who sees everything. I liked it a lot and it kept me interested the entire book. ...

    This is a great period mystery told by lady's maid Jane Prescott. She is the one who does the investigation into a murder. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The reader also learns a bit about the behind the scenes life in a wealthy household. There was a line fr...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes readers back in time to New York City in May of 1910. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the Benchley?s daughters, Louise and Charlotte. Charlotte is the more vivacious and fashionable of the girls. She sets out to capture Robert ...

    If you like compelling historical mysteries that portray social and class inequities, you might want to try Mariah Fredericks' A Death of No Importance. Set during the Gilded Age, the story includes mining disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the execution of an immigrant, ...

    A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks is a historical fiction murder mystery set in New York City in 1910 involving one of high society's most affluent and notable families, the Benchleys. This intriguing story is told by Jane Prescott, a ladies? maid to the Benchley fami...

    In 1910 New York, Jane Prescott, raised by a religious uncle with a home for rescued women, is a ladies? maid for the rich. Prescott?s voice grabbed me immediately and kept me invested throughout, even before the mystery is presented: the fiancÚ of Prescott?s mistress is murdere...

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction, mystery, and suspense. You have no idea how happy I was to come upon this gem! This story takes place in 1920s New York City. An elderly employee of Jane Prescott passed away and our charming lady's maid is on a lookout for a new job. And she ...

    Jane Prescott has decided to write about the events that happened on Christmas Eve 1910 now that all of the relevant players have passed away. Jane was a lady's maid who worked for a newly rich family in New York City. She was hired to guide the daughters - Charlotte and Louise - as th...

    I'm rounding up a trifle. I have too many books to read -- and that's an understatement. So I decide quickly whether to invest my time in a book. The most important factor, even important than the subject matter or the author: the voice. This narrator's voice grabbed me right away, ...

    The fact that it took me over a week to read a just over 250 page mystery should tell you what I thought of this. It's not terrible, but nothing I couldn't put down and forget about for a couple of days. Apparently it's the first of a possible series. A ladies maid in 1910 NYC as your ...

    This was a light read, a mystery narrated by a lady's maid in New York City, 1910. Jane is quite an observant narrator, and the author attempts to comment on the lifestyles of the wealthy and downtrodden during that era. The mystery involves a gruesome murder, and Jane solves it by...

    The setting is NYC in the early 1900?s. Jane Prescott is a lady?s maid for the two Benchley girls. Charlotte the oldest becomes engaged to a notorious playboy named Norrie Newsome. Norrie is murdered and Jane and a reporter Try to solve the murder. The story is told from Jane?...

    3/31/18 Full review tk. And yes, that's a 5-star rating. This book was phenomenal. ...

    A gripping history mystery that will transport you to 1910 New York City! A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks takes us to the world of pep pills and hobble skirts, where society rules and things are left unsaid. With a murder, the historical setting, and the upper crust, you...

    In full disclosure, I should mention I'm friends with the author. Some people are excited to read a book by a friend. But I'm nervous. I'm pretty critical (a recovering editor) and have high standards. And I'm not a very good liar. So I was hugely relieved when I read this book! I like...

    A Death of No Importance is a fun, breezy mystery that offers nothing more than a few hours entertainment. Set in turn of the century New York City, this is a story of a young lady's maid who inadvertently gets sucked into a murder mystery. Being adept at her job of schmoozing and c...

    Plot I enjoyed this murder set in the early 1900s. The setting was realistic and believable, and I was really suckered in to the mystery surrounding Norrie Newsome's death. While I anticipated an ending that might suggest more books to come, Mariah Fredericks put a refreshing twist o...