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A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Madness
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“This year, I especially loved A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Madness, for its rich history and complex characters, as well as its epic scope and seemingly endless twists and turns.” – Joe Lugo, Director of TV and Film Development
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"In opulent seaside Newport, a wealthy and beloved Black businessman turns up dead. The prime suspect is his son-in-law, a dashing medical student set to become one of the country’s first Black surgeons. The resulting trial will tear the town in two."
A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Money
The 1885 death of Black entrepreneur Benjamin J. Burton divided the close-knit community of Newport, Rhode Island
Benjamin J. Burton was a trailblazing entrepreneur once thought to be the wealthiest Black businessman in Rhode Island. His killing on October 6, 1885, polarized the Newport community.
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The Women Who Became Writing Partners After 50 Years of Friendship
Nancy Markey and Kay Adams on how they teamed up in their 60s to pursue a shared lifelong dream.
Gilded Age Authors
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nancy Markey and Kay Adams are life-long friends who have teamed up to collaborate on a series of long-form, nonfiction stories of the Gilded Age. They have also authored their first novel and are awaiting publication.
Both Nancy and Kay strongly believe there are many fascinating stories of lesser-known Newport residents which deserve to be told and preserved for future generations.
As part of their writing process, they love immersing themselves in their projects by diving headfirst into researching, authenticating and documenting every character and event so their written account will accurately reflect the truth of the story as it happened.