Kay Adams and Nancy Markey

Sharing a friendship since childhood, Markey and Adams have teamed up to write a historical fiction novel dramatizing the events surrounding the murder of Benjamin J. Burton. They also are creating a nonfiction collection of essays featuring crimes that shocked Gilded Age Newport. Please visit their website:  

Stories By Kay Adams and Nancy Markey

A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Madness

In opulent seaside Newport, a wealthy and beloved Black businessman turns up dead. The prime suspect is his son-in-law, a dashing medical student set to become one of the country’s first Black surgeons. The resulting trial will tear the town in...