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 Randall has been acting since she was a
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
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
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