Episode 164: Mariah Fredericks

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Lady’s maid Jane Prescott returns in Mariah Fredericks’ Death of a New American. The year is 1912 and the sinking of the Titanic casts a pall over the comings and goings of New York City’s social elite. The Benchleys, Jane’s employers, are worried that the wedding of their daughter Louise will be lost in the… Read more »

Episode 142: Mariah Fredericks

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Jane Prescott, the protagonist of A Death of No Importance in Mariah Fredericks’ novel, introduces herself to readers as a “Nobody. Less than nobody.” As a lady’s maid in the first decade of the 20th century, she’s not too far off. Regardless of her station in life, though, Jane has a keen eye. Once again, in her… Read more »