Publication Date: September 1, 2016
Paperback; 276 Pages
Series: Emily Cabot Mysteries #6
Genre: Historical Mystery
Copy from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
“Death at the Paris Exposition (Emily Cabot Mysteries #6) is my first Emily Cabot Mystery. I’ve never read McNamara before but I found her to be a great storyteller. I don’t often jump at the opportunities to review mysteries but “Death…” did not disappoint. Set in Paris during the 1900’s , Bertha Palmer hires Emily to be her secretary. Little do they suspect that their visit to the Paris Exposition will lead to theft and murder. I was fascinated to learn about Palmer and the cut throat world of privileged socialites. I felt like I was transported back to Paris . I loved learning about the luxurious setting and the beautiful attire of the people in this society. I was intrigued with the suspense and the pacing was great!
Amateur sleuth Emily Cabot's journey once again takes her to a world's fair--the Paris Exposition of 1900. Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer is named the only female U. S. commissioner to the Exposition and enlists Emily's services as her secretary. Their visit to the House of Worth for the fitting of a couture gown is interrupted by the theft of Mrs. Palmer's famous pearl necklace. Before that crime can be solved, several young women meet untimely deaths and a member of the Palmer's inner circle is accused of the crimes. As Emily races to clear the family name she encounters jealous society ladies, American heiresses seeking titled European husbands, and more luscious gowns and priceless jewels. Along the way, she takes refuge from the tumult at the country estate of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. In between her work and sleuthing, she is able to share the Art Nouveau delights of the Exposition, and the enduring pleasures of the City of Light with her family.
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