The Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, will host a Panel Discussion with three bestselling historical mystery authors on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 pm.
“How Historical Mystery Writers Bring Past to Life… One Murder at a Time” will feature award-winning authors Annamaria Alfieri, Mariah Fredericks, and Mally Becker, who will also moderate the panel discussion. All three authors are members of the New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
Alfieri’s latest historical mystery, Invisible Country, focuses on the murder of a powerful man in Paraguay 1868 as a small band of villagers undertake to solve the crime. Her debut historical mystery, City of Silver, was published in 2009 and set in Peru. Blood Tango (2013) was set in Argentina, where she traveled and researched the story. Her British East Africa series includes Strange Gods (2014), The Idol of Mombasa (2016), and The Blasphemers (2018). She has also written five non-fiction books on business subjects under the name Patricia King.
Fredericks gripping new mystery, The Lindbergh Nanny, deals with America’s most notorious kidnapping (Charles Lindbergh, Jr.) told through of eyes of Betty Gow (the Lindbergh’s nanny) who finds herself at the heart of this deadly crime in 1932 New Jersey. She must find the truth about what happened that night in order to clear her own name. She is the author of the Jane Prescott mystery series, which has twice been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. The books in this series include A Death of No Importance, Book 1 (2018), Death of a New American, Book 2 (2019), Death of an American Beauty, Book 3 (2020), and Death of a Showman, Book 4 (2021). Fredericks is a graduate of Vassar College with a degree in history.
Becker’s Revolutionary War mystery series continues with The Counterfeit Wife as George Washington’s two least likely spies return, masquerading as husband and wife in search of traitors who are flooding Philadelphia with counterfeit money in 1780. Her debut novel, The Turncoat’s Widow, set in New York City and Morristown, was nominated for an Agatha Award and named a Killer Silver Falchion finalist. She was an energy attorney and a volunteer advocate for foster children in the court system before becoming a full-time writer.
The event is free and copies of their books will be sold and signed following the panel discussion. Registration is required at https://hobho.me/hplmys or you can sign up by calling 201-656-2240.