There’s Plenty to Read About the ‘Trial of the Century’ By Sam Roberts August 23, 2018 The epigraph of Mary Cummings’s book about the trial of the century — the early 20th, at least — pretty much sets the tone for the tawdry, misogynistic and, even in the…Read More
Book Review: Saving Sin City by Mary Cummings July 2nd, 2018 by Jill-Elizabeth I LOVE non-fiction that reads like fiction. Let’s be honest, truth often IS stranger than anything an author could come up with, largely because authors realize that there’s a limit to what people will believe. Unfortunately for life,…Read More
If you missed the occasion, it was a splendid affair at Raceland, the home of Laura & Ron Race, to celebrate the release of Saving Sin City. Boxes of books were sold, bilinis were consumed at a copious clip, and the gardens were enjoyed by all. If you haven’t yet…Read More
By JOAN BAUM Every now and then when it seems the world can’t get any greedier or immoral, a book comes along to remind us that the world’s always seemed spiritually bankrupt to the generations who lived through their own mad, bad times. That’s the implied premise of Southampton writer…Read More
Murder Among the Swells By Ellen T. White | May 1, 2018 – 2:16pm “Saving Sin City” Mary Cummings Pegasus Books, $27.95 The story of the murder of the architect Stanford White on the rooftop of New York’s old Madison Square Garden has been well and truly told in the…Read More
APRIL 30, 2018 BY SARAH STOSS Local journalist Mary Cummings’s retelling of a scandal that took place in early 20th century New York City is provocative and enthralling. Cummings is a historian as well as a writer and her work has been recognized by the New York Press Association….Read More
Apr 23, 2018 By Annette Hinkle It’s a familiar tale: A teenage starlet is invited to the opulent home of a rich, powerful and much older married man, under the pretense of receiving fatherly advice. When she arrives, he gives her champagne laced with an unknown substance, and she passes…Read More
“This work of narrative nonfiction offers a richly detailed plunge into the excesses of the Gilded Age, as revealed in one infamous love triangle. Journalist Cummings adds a new dimension to a case that’s often been written about, that of the murder of famed New York society architect Stanford White…Read More
Booktrib Interview – Saving Sin City: Mary Cummings on Murder, the Gilded Age and the Original Crime of the Century
“It was the original crime of the century. On June 25th, 1906, a shot rang out in Madison Square Garden, leaving of one of the greatest architects and most famous of New York’s socialites dead. Stanford White, who designed New York’s Washington Square Arch, Madison Square Garden and the Rosecliff…Read More
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Friday, May 25
Book talk at Canio’s Books, Main Street, Sag Harbor.
Wednesday, July 11 (Noon)
Book talk at Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton.
Thursday, August 30
Presentation and book-signing at the Southampton History Museum as part of the museum’s Gilded Age summer lecture series.