A Death of No Importance

I found another mystery series to try out and I think I’m hooked, the second book is due out this spring and I can’t wait. A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks was a fun read. It takes place in 1910 and the main character is a ladies maid to a newly wealthy family, having worked in the New York upper classes for some time.

This book struck me because I recently watched a documentary on the Gilded Age and have been thinking a lot about how much that era in history has in common with the current era. Jane Prescott discovers a body at a fancy ball and from there she tries to find out who the real killer is. She’s plucky, she understands how society works, and she isn’t afraid to push for the truth. This was a great “TV book”, a light read, a break from the world, and completely entertaining.