Death at the Fair

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Death at the Fair.  Pub Date: Nov. 15, 2008.  Historical mystery.  Paperback.  252 p. ISBN: 1-4392-0618-X ISBN-13: 9781439206188

“As in the Devil in the White City, this yarn takes place in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair, and like in that nonfiction bestseller, murder intrudes on the city’s cultural uplift with surprising consequences.  Emily Cabot, one of the first female graduate students at the University of Chicago, invites her mother and brother to join her in the city to attend the fair along with her teacher Dr. Stephen Chapman.  At the fair, Chapman turns pale as a ghost when he runs into a woman who turns out to be an old flame.  When her husband is killed, and Chapman is found by the body, it is up to Emily and a rotating cast of advisers, some recognizable from your history texts, some not–to free him…”  Publishers Weekly


Author: Frances McNamara

Frances McNamara is a librarian at the University of Chicago.  When not tending the computers that run the library system or writing, she can be found racing a Rhodes 19 sailboat on Lake Michigan.

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