Philadelphia, PA Author Publishes Third Mystery Novel

July 21, 2022 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
In the Château: A Frances Yates Mystery, a new book by Marjorie G. Jones, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

When renowned British historian Dame Frances Yates is invited to deliver a talk regarding the Hermetic Tradition at a conference of women religious of the Americas at the historic Ursuline Convent in Québec, she uncovers a ring of plagiarists thriving in the local institutions of higher learning.

Once again, during her visit, Dame Frances savors culinary delights and admires historic sites, illustrating the complex history of Canada.

"Quirky, erudite and witty, In the Chateau follows the dastardly and sometimes sexy doings of professional plagiarists in the shadow of a fascinating feminist conference examining women's spirituality in centuries gone by. Marjorie Jones here offers a stimulating ode to Quebec City and French Canada and provides an atmospheric narrative as rich and delicious as a serving of Québec's famous poutine."

- Stephen O'Shea, author The Perfect Heresy

About the Author
Creator of Frances Yates mysteries, Marjorie G. Jones is also her first biographer: Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition (Ibis Press, 2008). Her biography of Philadelphia Quaker Mary Vaux Walcott, known as the Audubon of Botany, The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott, was published in 2015 (Schiffer Publishing).

Interested especially in women's spiritual journeys, Jones is a graduate of Wheaton College (Norton, MA), the Rutgers School of Law, and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in NYC, where she wrote her thesis on the unpublished papers of Frances Yates.

A member of the Women Writing Women's Lives seminar of biographers in NYC, she has taught history and government at the New School, Mercy College NY, and for college degree programs at Sing Sing and SCI Graterford prisons.

With her husband, she resides in Center City, Philadelphia.

Learn more about the Frances Yates Mystery series and other books written by Marjorie G. Jones on the author's website at

In the Château: A Frances Yates Mystery is a 234-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00 (eBook $14.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6393-7305-5. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

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