News and Reviews

Readings! Signings! If you're one of those increasingly rare and lovely people who like attending readings, I will be launching A Death of No Importance at not one, but two amazing bookstores. (Come just to be in these stores, never mind me.)


  • April 11th, 6:30 PM
  • Reading, Chat, and Signing
  • Shakespeare & Co.
  • 69th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • April 12th, 7:00 PM
  • Reading, Chat, and Signing
  • Astoria Bookshop
  • 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, NY

Oh-and reviews. Reviews have started to come in. This is always a fun time, despite the fact that most book reviewers are generous book loving souls. But sending a book into the world is like sending your toddler off to school; you never know what those first critics are going to say. "Splendid! Doesn't bite!" Or, "Oh, dear, it's a mess."

Thankfully, the first two were very kind. They had stars and everything.


“A sparkling mystery . . . The novel's voice, plotting, pace, characterization, and historical background are all expertly crafted, while the resolution—which feels both surprising and convincing—will leave readers hungry for more.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A richly detailed historical that addresses the social issues and class inequities of the early 20th century. Jane is an appealing amateur sleuth, an orphan exposed to the excesses of the wealthy while remaining friends with union organizers and anarchists. VERDICT With its vivid depiction of contrasting worlds this series debut should appeal to readers of Alyssa Maxwell's "Gilded Age" historical mysteries."—Library Journal (starred review)