https://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/events/author-talk-and-book-signing-molasses-murder-in-a-nutshell-by-frances-mcnamara/ Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Art, History, Lectures & Conferences
Nichols House founder, Rose Nichols, makes an appearance in the novel, Molasses Murder in a Nutshell by Frances McNamara. So, we’re hosting a book talk and signing in Rose’s parlor!
The mystery novel is centered around a murder discovered just as the molasses tank burst in the North End on January 1919. Rose Nichols and Frances Glessner Lee, the real-life woman behind McNamara’s main character, were contemporaries and much of the book takes place here on Beacon Hill where Lee also lived for a period of time.
Enjoy a Q&A with the author and small reception plus grab your signed copy of the book at this unique event. Participants also have the option to briefly tour other period rooms of the Museum.
Participants have the option to purchase the book in advance. Books can be picked up at the Nichols House during Museum hours or at the event.
Space is limited. $10 general, $7 members.
About the Nichols House: In 1885, Elizabeth Nichols and Dr. Arthur Nichols purchased this 1804 townhouse where their three daughters matured into designers, writers, and social activists. They employed live-in domestic staff who also occupied the home. Rose Standish Nichols later inherited the property and decided it would become a museum, featuring a collection of fine and decorative art as well as everyday objects, upon her death in 1960.