The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series
by By Shelley Gray
The World’s Fair is nearing its end, but the danger in Chicago lingers.
It’s mid-September of 1893 and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago’s wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa confided in only one friend. That is, until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball.
Sean is on the outskirts of the wealthy Chicago lifestyle. Born into a poor Irish family, becoming a policeman was his best opportunity to ensure his future security. Despite society’s restrictions, he is enamored with Eloisa Carstairs. Sean seethes inside at what he knows happened to her, and he will do anything to keep her safe-even if he can never earn her affections. .
Eloisa longs to feel normal again in the midst of the danger surrounding the Chicago World’s Fair, but a killer is on the loose. In the last month, three debutants have been accosted in the city by an assailant wielding a stiletto. As the danger in the city increases, and as Eloisa’s and Sean’s romance blossoms, they both realize they want to be seen as more than how the world views them. But will they catch the killer before all their hopes come tumbling down?
Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), The Protector, recently made the New York Times best seller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Colorado and taught school for ten years. She and her husband have two children and live in Southern Ohio. Visit her website at Facebook: ShelleyShepardGray Twitter: @ShelleySGray
Eloise Carstairs life is ruined because of an assault she suffered at the hands of Douglass Sloane, a high and mighty from a wealthy family in the Chicago area. But Eloise is afraid to mention the assault, because she doesn't want people to know, her parents would never accept and understand it, especially her mom, who is more interested in what it seen on the outside, not her feelings. When Detective Sean Ryan, comes into her life, she sees another side of life, because Sean is from the rugged side of Chicago, a place Eloise has never ever known. Eloise realizes that life is more important that dinners, parties, fancy dresses, servants, and the wealthy way of living, and decides to do what she can to help those who don't have much in life. But she has to be careful because a killer is on the loose, and this killer seems to be after the wealthy young ladies in this Chicago area. Sean will do everything he can to protect Eloise, but will his protection be enough?
You will enjoy this clean and fun mystery from Shelley Shepard Gray, along with the twists and turns that make this story one that you just cannot put down. I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.