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The Impersonator

By Mary. Miley

In 1917, Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and sole heiress to her family’s vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Beckett thinks he’s found her: a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse is a dead ringer for his missing niece. But when Oliver confronts the girl, he learns he’s wrong. Orphaned young, Leah’s been acting since she was a toddler.

Oliver, never one to miss an opportunity, makes a proposition—with his coaching, Leah can impersonate Jessie, claim the fortune, and split it with him. The role of a lifetime, he says. A one-way ticket to Sing Sing, she hears. But when she’s let go from her job, Oliver’s offer looks a lot more appealing. Leah agrees to the con, but secretly promises herself to try and find out what happened to the real Jessie. There’s only one problem: Leah’s act won’t fool the one person who knows the truth about Jessie’s disappearance.

Set against a Prohibition-era backdrop of speakeasies and vaudeville houses, Mary Miley’s Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition winner The Impersonator will delight readers with its elaborate mystery and lively prose.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250028167


Format: Book
Author: Miley, Mary.
Summary: "In 1917, Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and sole heiress to her family's vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Beckett thinks he's found her: a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse is a dead ringer for his missing niece. But when Oliver confronts the girl, he learns he's wrong. Orphaned young, Leah's been acting since she was a toddler. Oliver, never one to miss an opportunity, makes a proposition: with his coaching, Leah can impersonate Jessie, claim the fortune, and split it with him"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: The impersonator / Mary Miley.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Heirs -- Fiction. Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Missing persons -- Fiction Substitution of heirs -- Fiction. Impersonation -- Fiction Fraud -- Fiction. Vaudeville -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250028167 (hbk.) 1250028167 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: M Miley
Oclc: 827256755
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Bib Id: 452582

Format: Book
Author: Miley, Mary.
Summary: "In 1917, Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and sole heiress to her family's vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Beckett thinks he's found her: a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse is a dead ringer for his missing niece. But when Oliver confronts the girl, he learns he's wrong. Orphaned young, Leah's been acting since she was a toddler. Oliver, never one to miss an opportunity, makes a proposition: with his coaching, Leah can impersonate Jessie, claim the fortune, and split it with him"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: The impersonator / Mary Miley.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Description: 358 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Heirs -- Fiction.
Subjects: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Subjects: Missing persons -- Fiction
Subjects: Substitution of heirs -- Fiction.
Subjects: Impersonation -- Fiction
Subjects: Fraud -- Fiction.
Subjects: Vaudeville -- Fiction.
Notes: "A mystery"--Jacket.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2013013931
ISBN: 9781250028167 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1250028167 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: M Miley