The Impersonator

The Impersonator

Book - 2013
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250028167
1250028167
Branch Call Number: Mystery Mil
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm

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LPL_KimberlyL Jan 11, 2017

A fun mystery with plenty of vaudeville humor and melodrama to keep you reading until the very end. The equivalent of movie theater popcorn--not quite groundbreaking (or the best for you), but perfect for when you're in the mood. Read this if you want to be thoroughly entertained!

AL_JILLK Sep 09, 2016

Light and fun read comprised of vaudeville anecdotes on the east coast and a brooding mansion situated on the west coast. Self discovery, greed, family relationships and an unsolved mystery unfold.

GALE L MOREAU Oct 27, 2014

Great first book. Eagerly awaiting the second Silent Murders. BPL has ordered the audiobook but not the actual book. I'm hoping they'll be ordering the book

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KarenW
Feb 04, 2014

I love reading about this era. This one however falls flat on its well made up face. Not really a mystery, I could guess the surprise shortly into the book, and not really historical fiction, it adds details that are truly pedantic, I found it a quick dull read. And then to find out it is a rehash of a Josephine Tey book, I felt robbed. As should the publishing house that bestowed its award such an undeserving candidate.

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