The murder mystery is thick. A young woman in the silent film industry of the Roaring Twenties finds herself tangled in the web of a murder investigation led by corrupt cops and rife with drugs, bribery and greed. The dramatic backdrop? Hollywood during Prohibition.
That’s the story Mary Miley Theobald tells in her latest novel, Silent Murders, and will introduce this fall in Gloucester, Va. when she leads a discussion about this and her other books at Warner Hall.
The Inn at Warner Hall is pleased to announce that it will host Theobald at the manor house for a Dinner and Discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion, book signing and gourmet dinner.
Theobald is a historian, novelist and free-lance writer specializing in history, travel, and business topics. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the College of William and Mary, worked for Colonial Williamsburg for many years, and taught American history and museum studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
She has written ten nonfiction books and 200 articles for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Her non-fiction titles include, among others, Williamsburg Christmas, Colonial Williamsburg: The First 75 Years, and Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked.
Writing as Mary Miley, she has published two historical mysteries.
Last year, Theobald won the national competition for Best First Crime Novel with her Roaring Twenties murder mystery, The Impersonator; its sequel, Silent Murders, is scheduled for publication Sept. 23, the day before she speaks about it at Warner Hall.
Currently chained to her computer, Theobald said she is working on the next in the mystery series and a book on 18th-century transportation for Colonial Williamsburg. An Army brat, she and her husband have made their home in Richmond since 1977.
The Dinner and Discussion events are $55 per person and include dinner, complimentary wine and the featured speaker.
Seating is limited. Advanced reservations are required. Contact Warner Hall to reserve a seat at 800.331.2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is open to the community and non-lodging guests.
The Inn’s 11 rooms are available the evening of this event. Guests should inquire about room availability when RSVPing for the Dinner and Discussion.
It’s time to Reconnect, Restore and Rejuvenate!
And there’s no better place….
Than the wide-open space…
Of beautiful Warner Hall!
Need some incentives? Check out these awesome specials.
Spend three days in the bliss of our 38-acre waterfront paradise and get $75 off your third night.
Spend a full week and only pay for 6 nights!
Make your reservation online and mention the special of your choice. We’ll adjust the pricing when it comes in through cyber space. Better yet, want some conversation? CALL US! 800-331-2720.
A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”
Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
$135 including tax
There’s no doubt, it makes our day to know that keeping Warner Hall and its history alive for all to enjoy is so meaningful to all, from the descendants of the great men and women who lived here to the guests who lodge here. We recently received this lovely note of thanks and had to […]
We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]
Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]
It’s time to Reconnect, Restore and Rejuvenate! And there’s no better place…. Than the wide-open space… Of beautiful Warner Hall! Looking for a Spring, Summer or Fall “Stay-cation” with your family and friends that is an easy drive? Of course, the safety, health and physical welfare of our guests and employees is at the forefront […]
The Ware River Circle of the King’s Daughters and Sons will host their 30th annual Christmas Open House – A Colonial Christmas Celebration – at the Inn at Warner Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The event benefits the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, local charities and the Ronald McDonald House. Tickets are $30 […]
Restoring iconic buildings and breathing new life into them is, as you know, something that the Inn at Warner Hall greatly values. It’s our responsibility to preserve our past, and at the same time, grow into the future to build stronger communities. That’s why Innkeeper Theresa Stavens is honored to serve on the Feasibility Oversight […]