BOOK: Murder, She Encountered
AUTHOR: Peg Cochran
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The third book in the series (I have read the second also) takes place during the world fair, which is such a great setting for a mystery novel. This book can be read standalone with no issues to understanding. I continue to enjoy these mysteries as an easy read, but still very much a joy to figure out.
I love the way a woman who is considered high society works in a profession not recognized as a women’s role, especially one of her class. It definitely adds a great layer of complexity to this character.
Short Synopsis (from Goodreads):
New York City, 1939. A rising star at the Daily Trumpet, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams has been sent to the World’s Fair—billed as the “World of Tomorrow,” a look toward a brighter future even as the drumbeats of war grow louder—to cover a robbery. What she stumbles upon instead is a dead woman, dumped into the Aquacade’s pool with a nylon stocking wrapped around her neck.
Elizabeth snaps a photo as the police arrest Joey Dorman, a gentle young hot dog vendor who made no secret of his obsession with the murder victim. Even though she’s thrilled that her photo makes the front page, the fear and confusion evident on Joey’s face are haunting. So Elizabeth vows to prove his innocence—or his guilt—with her partner at the Daily Trumpet, Ralph Kaminsky. Meanwhile, her romance with Detective Sal Marino is heating up, and Elizabeth is more determined than ever to follow her heart.
But when Kaminsky’s efforts to expose the real killer land him in the hospital, Elizabeth is forced to continue the investigation on her own. And as she tries to narrow down the long list of suspects, she discovers a dark secret running through the Fair—a secret some would kill to protect.
I received this book for review purposes from NetGalley. ⠀