A Deadly Fortune
Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City. Along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But when a head injury leaves her with a dramatically enhanced gift, Amelia finds herself imprisoned in the notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island.
As Jonas searches for a way to free her, Amelia struggles to control her new abilities and survive a place where every day brings her a step closer to true madness–especially when she stumbles onto a deadly secret: there’s a murderer stalking the wards. Amelia must embrace her gift and use it to catch a killer–before she becomes the next victim.
Stacie Murphy began writing A Deadly Fortune in March of 2017 as a way to force herself to stay off Twitter in the evenings. (It didn’t work). The novel was a 2018 Pitch Wars selection, mentored by Carolyne Topdjian.
Read their Pitch Wars interview here.
Stacie lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter. She only votes for progressives, only watches movies if they contain monsters, robots, or aliens, and only eats desserts if they’re chocolate.
Agent: Jill Marr, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency