Historical Fiction Author Fiona Davis Discusses and Signs THE SPECTACULAR at the Mineola Memorial Library

At The Mineola Memorial Library

The Mineola Memorial Library, in partnership with Theodore's Books, proudly presents an evening with historical fiction author Fiona Davis to discuss and sign her new historical novel, The Spectacular. 

Tickets are required for this event.

Registration for tickets starts on Monday, March 25 for Mineola cardholders and on Monday, April 1st for non-cardholders, space permitting.

Copies of The Spectacular will be available for purchase at the event. 

New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis transports us back to 1950s Manhattan and glamorous Radio City Music Hall in her thrilling new novel about a talented young Rockette and a mysterious bomber terrorizing New York City.

New York City, 1956: Nineteen-year-old Marion Brooks knows she should be happy. Her college sweetheart is about to propose and sweep her off to the life everyone has always expected they’d have together: a quiet house in the suburbs, Marion staying home to raise their future children. But instead, Marion finds herself feeling trapped. So when she comes across an opportunity to audition for the famous Radio City Rockettes—the glamorous precision-dancing troupe—she jumps at the chance to exchange her predictable future for the dazzling life of a performer.

Meanwhile, the city is reeling from a string of bombings orchestrated by a person the press has nicknamed the “Big Apple Bomber,” who has been terrorizing the citizens of New York for sixteen years by planting bombs in popular, crowded spaces. With the public in an uproar over the lack of any real leads after a yearslong manhunt, the police turn in desperation to Peter Griggs, a young doctor at a local mental hospital who espouses a radical new technique: psychological profiling.

As both Marion and Peter find themselves unexpectedly pulled in to the police search for the bomber, Marion realizes that as much as she’s been training herself to blend in—performing in perfect unison with all the other identical Rockettes—if she hopes to catch the bomber, she’ll need to stand out and take a terrifying risk. In doing so, she may be forced to sacrifice everything she’s worked for, as well as the people she loves the most.

FIONA DAVIS is the New York Times bestselling author of seven historical fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Spectacular, The Magnolia Palace, The Address, and The Lions of Fifth Avenue, which was a Good Morning America book club pick. Her articles have appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal and O the Oprah magazine.

She first came to New York as an actress, but fell in love with writing after getting a master's degree at Columbia Journalism School. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages and she's based in New York City.

PLEASE NOTE: All books signed at this event must be purchased from Theodore's Books.

The Spectacular: A Novel By Fiona Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593184042
Availability: Available to order. Please call to confirm in store availabiltiy.
Published: Dutton - June 13th, 2023

Event address: 
Mineola Memorial Library
195 Marcellus Rd
Mineola, NY 11501