The Impersonator

The Impersonator

A Roaring Twenties Mystery

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
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MILEY...M
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm


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dognamedmozart Jul 15, 2018

The Impersonator is a fun, fast moving crime novel that takes you back in time. Told in the first person by Jesse, a charismatic and lovable vaudevillian actress. Offers vivid descriptions, realistic characters and a romp through the 1920s.

Roaring Twenties Mysteries:
1st “The Impersonator”
2nd “Silent Murders”
3rd “Renting Silence”
4th “Murder in Disguise”

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!

ArapahoeJillK 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

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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