Cup of Crime Book Club — “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About the Book
In the industrial 1860s at the dawn of the Carnegie empire, Irish immigrant Clara Kelly finds herself in desperate circumstances. Looking for a way out, she seeks employment as a lady’s maid in the home of the prominent businessman Andrew Carnegie.
Soon, the bond between Clara and her employer deepens into love. But when Clara goes missing, Carnegie’s search for her unearths secrets and revelations that lay the foundation for his lasting legacy.
With captivating insight and stunning heart, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of one lost woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist.
About the author
Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years’ experience as a commercial litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms. While practicing as a NYC lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women — and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, thematically connected series of historical fiction excavating the stories of important, complex and fascinating women from the past with The Other Einstein, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein’s first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. She then released Carnegie’s Maid, the story of a brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie toward philanthropy, followed by the NYTimes bestseller The Only Woman in the Room, the tale of the Golden Age of Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr who made a world-changing invention, and Lady Clementine about Winston Churchill’s wife. Her latest book, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, focuses on the real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie and the role it played in shaping her into the world’s most successful novelist.
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Age Range: 18+
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