The Mystic’s Accomplice
by Mary Miley

The first historical mystery in award-winning author Mary Miley’s 1920s Chicago-set series introduces reluctant sleuth Maddie Pastore and takes readers into a dark and dangerous world of mobsters, speakeasies and seances.

It’s 1924, and Maddie Pastore has it made. A nice house, a loving husband with a steady job – even if it is connected to Chicago’s violent Torrio-Capone gang – and a baby on the way. But then Tommy is shot dead, and she learns her husband had a secret that turns her life upside down.

Penniless and grieving, Maddie is sure of only two things: that she will survive for the sake of her baby, and that she’ll never turn to the mob for help. So when she’s invited to assist a well-meaning but fraudulent medium, she seizes the chance. She’s not proud of her work investigating Madam Carlotta’s clients, but she’s proud of how well she does it.

When Maddie unearths potential evidence of a dark crime, however, she faces a terrible dilemma: keep quiet and let a murderer go unpunished, or follow the trail and put herself and her baby in mortal danger . . .


Skillfully combines the tantalizing atmosphere of a speakeasy- and mob-filled Chicago, historical figures, and an intriguing mystery

Library Journal Starred Review

Plentiful historical detail and a sparkling cast of characters

Kirkus Reviews

Miley smoothly inserts real-life notables such as Al Capone and philanthropist Jane Addams into the twisty plot. This new historical mystery series is off to a flying start

Publishers Weekly


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Highly entertaining

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A little sparkle, a hint of sex, some wily Prohibition-era shenanigans, and one smart cookie in the lead make this a great read

Booklist on Renting Silence

With an appealing, resourceful amateur detective, and fascinating period details, this entertaining historical will delight those who like the 1920s-set mysteries of Suzanne Arruda and George Baxt

Library Journal on Renting Silence

Readers who enjoy Jacqueline Winspear and Carola Dunn will want to follow this series

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Mary Miley

Mary Miley grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Virginia, and worked her way through the College of William and Mary in Virginia as a costumed tour guide at Colonial Williamsburg.As Mary Miley Theobald, she has published numerous nonfiction books and articles on history, travel and business topics. As Mary Miley, she is the author of the award-winning Roaring Twenties mystery series. The Mystic’s Accomplice is the first in the brand-new 1920s Chicago-set Maddie Pastore mystery series.

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The Mystic’s Accomplice by Mary Miley is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278504231st June 2021144 X 214mm224$28.99
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