Join the search for Typhoid Mary in this early twentieth-century CSI.
Now in paperback!
Prudence Galewski doesn’t belong in Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls. She doesn’t want an “appropriate” job that makes use of refinement and charm. Instead, she is fascinated by how the human body works—and why it fails.
Prudence is lucky to land a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of a mysterious fever. From ritzy mansions to shady bars and rundown tenements, Prudence explores every potential cause of the disease to no avail—until the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed “Typhoid Mary” by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. But she’s never been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in solving one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century?
I'm the author of Deadly, a medical mystery about the hunt for Typhoid Mary, published by Simon & Schuster, and Scholastic. I also wrote the historical novel Redemption (Simon & Schuster), an epic tale of love, kidnapping, and white Indians, which won the American Book Award. My short stories are in the anthology Return of the Kral Majales, and in The Prague Revue, Slingshot, and Catalyst, and my articles in The Poughkeepsie Journal, The Hudson Valley Magazine, The Southern Dutchess Focus, The Montreal Gazette, and The Prague Post. I'm a teacher at Gotham Writers Workshop, and Botsford Arts.
My next novel about a girl graffiti artist in NYC in 1984, will be published by Viking in 2015. Drawings by Jean-Marc Superville Sovak.
Watch my Deadly book trailer!
Here is the podcast for Deadly - a little radio show with visuals!