At the Crossroads: A Frances Yates Mystery

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At the Crossroads: A Frances Yates Mystery

By: Marjorie G. Jones


About the Book

The fifth in the series of Frances Yates mysteries, At the Crossroads takes place in Budapest, where Dame Frances gave her last public talk in 1980. In this fictional visit, she is invited to give the keynote address at a conference at Central European University regarding varying faith traditions of Central Europe. In her talk regarding the Hermetic Tradition, she highlights the issue: “We have ignored Central Europe.” Accompanied by her usual traveling companions, including a Scotland Yard detective and an American lawyer turned historian, she encounters avid admirers, a cadre of unruly Russians, as well as the cultural and culinary delights of Budapest.

About the Author

Biographer Marjorie G. Jones (Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition, 2008 and The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott, 2015) is a graduate of Wheaton College (MA) and the Rutgers School of Law. Mid-career she earned a degree in Historical Studies at the Graduate Faculty of the New School in NYC. Since then, she has taught history at Mercy College (NY), the New School, and for degree programs, sponsored by Mercy and Villanova University, at Sing Sing and SCIP (PA) prisons. She lives with her husband in Center City, Philadelphia.


(2023, paperback, 196 pages)

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  • 5
    At the Crossroads

    Posted by Hudson River on Jul 13th 2023

    Learn about famed historian Francis Yates, salivate at the many food descriptions, and enjoy a clever plot that is all so timely in 2023.

  • 5
    At the Crossroads: A Frances Yates Mystery

    Posted by Linda Resnick on Jun 26th 2023

    This book has enriched my understanding of religion and the Hermetic Tradition. While reading, I found my mouth watering from details on Hungarian meals and beverages. Dorrance has created a special publication. I appreciate the choice of paper and layout.