Jess Montgomery and Mariah Fredericks - Virtual Event

MARIAH FREDERICKS was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives with her family. She is the author of several YA novels. A Death of No Importance is her first adult novel.

JESS MONTGOMERY is the "Literary Life" columnist for the Dayton Daily News and writes a new Writer's Digest magazine column, Level Up Your Writing (Life). Based on early chapters of the first in the Kinship Series, The Widows, Jess was awarded an Ohio Arts Council individual artist's grant for literary arts and named the John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus. She lives in her native state of Ohio.


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Event date: 

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250623409
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 9th, 2021

With compassion and insight, Jess Montgomery weaves a gripping mystery and portrait of community in The Stills, the powerful third novel in the Kinship series.


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ISBN: 9781250781697
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 12th, 2021

Jess Montgomery showcases her skills as a storyteller in The Hollows: a powerful, big-hearted and exquisitely written follow-up to her highly acclaimed debut The Widows.


The Widows: A Novel (The Kinship Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250223203
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 7th, 2020

The Widows kept me on the edge of my seat. Montgomery is a masterful storyteller.” —Lee Martin, author of Pulitzer Prize-Finalist The Bright Forever

Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, Jess Montgomery’s powerful, lyrical debut is the story of two women who take on murder and corruption at the heart of their community.


Death of a Showman: A Mystery (A Jane Prescott Novel #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250210906
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 13th, 2021

In Mariah Fredericks's Death of a Showman, the fourth in this absorbing series set in Gilded Age New York, lady’s maid Jane Prescott is thrust into the world of show business, where a killer is stalking Broadway.

“A lively upstairs/downstairs mystery.”—New York Times Book Review on A Death of No Importance


Death of an American Beauty: A Novel (A Jane Prescott Novel #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250781703
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 9th, 2021

Death of an American Beauty is the third in Mariah Fredericks's compelling series, set in Gilded Age New York, featuring Jane Prescott.


Death of a New American: A Novel (A Jane Prescott Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250252357
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 17th, 2020

Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks is the atmospheric, compelling follow-up to the stunning debut A Death of No Importance, featuring series character, Jane Prescott.


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A Death of No Importance: A Novel (A Jane Prescott Novel #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250306555
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 12th, 2019

“A taut, suspenseful, and complex murder mystery with gorgeous period detail.”—Susan Elia MacNeal

Through her exquisite prose, sharp observation and deft plotting, Mariah Fredericks invites us into the heart of a changing New York in her remarkable debut adult novel, A Death of No Importance.