In the Meeting: A Frances Yates Mystery
By: Marjorie G. Jones
About the Book
“In real life Dame Frances, at first glance, might strike an acquaintance as a lookalike for Miss Marple and Margaret Rutherford. Possessed of similar skills, here plied in the old world confines of Philadelphia, Dame Frances must delve into an unlikely criminal nest implanted amid Quakers, Unitarians and a motley crew of seekers and the dispossessed. Not surprisingly, her sleuthing more than excels at the task.”
“Marjorie Jones’ latest Frances Yates’ mystery “In the Meeting,” transports the reader into Philadelphia’s world of special collection libraries and religious institutions. Unbeknownst to Frances, her visit to Philadelphia set in motion a series of events resulting a murder and large scale theft. As Frances and her hosts tour the city, the reader is introduced to talented women who make these places function and a group of women religious challenging long held ideas about women’s place in organized religion. The unfolding of this mystery holds the reader’s attention to the last page.”
Cynthia Little, Philadelphia
Invited to speak at the esteemed Athenaeum in Philadelphia, renowned British scholar Dame Frances Yates intends to explore the shared spiritual ideals of the Hermetic and Quaker traditions.
But along the way, while savoring the attractions of historic Philadelphia, she encounters murder In the Meeting and uncovers a ring of thieves plundering books and treasures from libraries and houses of worship throughout the city.
About the Author
First biographer of British historian Frances Yates and Philadelphia Quaker Mary Vaux Walcott and author of In the Cards, the first Frances Yates mystery, Marjorie G. Jones is a member of the NYC-based Women Writing Women’s Lives Biography Seminar.
A graduate of Wheaton College (Norton, MA), the Rutgers School of Law, and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (NYC), she has taught history and government at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY), the New School, and for college degree programs at Sing Sing and SCI-Phoenix correctional facilities.
She lives in Philadelphia with her husband.
(2021, Paperback, 294 Pages)