Mary Miley is the winner of the 2012 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Novel Competition. She grew up in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and France, and worked her way through the College of William and Mary in Virginia as a costumed tour guide at Colonial Williamsburg. After completing her masters in history, she worked at the museum and taught American history at Virginia Commonwealth University. As Mary Miley Theobald, she has published numerous nonfiction books and articles on history, travel and business topics. THE IMPERSONATOR is her first novel.
Leah Randall, a young vaudeville actress, discovers that she looks exactly like Jessie Carr, an heiress who vanished years ago. When Jessie's uncle asks her to impersonate Jessie in order to inherit her considerable estate and then split it with him, Leah is reluctant but can't resist --- which propels her into more than one murder mystery.