Murder, She Encountered (Murder, She Reported Series)

 by Peg Cochran

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Murder, She Encountered (Murder, She Reported Series)
by Peg Cochran

Peg Cochran shows once again that she’s a master at the cozy historical mystery! . . . I enjoyed visiting the NYC of decades ago and piecing together a mystery without the aid of modern forensics and instant research capabilities.
~The Cozy Pages

MURDER, SHE ENCOUNTERED is an engaging mystery that captures the essence of the year 1939, from the optimism of tomorrow to the concerns in Europe, from sticking with tradition to striking out on one’s own.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

The mystery is fast-paced, intelligently written, and just plain fun.
~The Book’s the Thing

Murder, She Encountered is an engrossing cozy mystery with a mystifying mystery, exciting exhibits, soaring temperatures, a poorly reporter, meddlesome models, and a probing photographer.
~The Avid Reader

This is a great cozy mystery that will have {you} hooked and you will be taken back in time with all the wonderful sights of that time period.
~eBook Addicts

Exciting as well as dangerous. The descriptions and references with intricate details make all the difference.
~Laura’s Interests

The mystery is well written and even-paced with plenty of suspects, even the kind you love to hate, and lots of clues and secrets to be revealed. The characters are as technicolor as the setting.
~I Read What You Write

About the Book

Murder, She Encountered (Murder, She Reported Series)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Alibi (December 3, 2019)
Print Length ~230 Pages

A gutsy Manhattan socialite encounters murder and corruption at the World’s Fair in this captivating historical cozy mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Susan Elia MacNeal, and Rhys Bowen.

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.

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About the Author

Mystery writing lets Peg indulge her curiosity under the guise of “work” (aka research). As a kid, she read the entire set of children’s encyclopedias her parents gave her and has been known to read the dictionary. She put pen to paper at age seven when she wrote plays and forced her cousins to perform them at Christmas dinner. She switched to mysteries when she discovered the perfect hiding place for a body down the street from her house.

When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading, cooking, spoiling her granddaughter and checking her books’ stats on Amazon.

A former Jersey girl, Peg now resides in Michigan with her husband and Westhighland white terrier, Reg. She is the author of the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series (written as Meg London), the Gourmet De-Lite series, the Lucille series, the Cranberry Cove series,   and the Farmer’s Daughter series.

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My REVIEW/5 Stars

MURDER, SHE ENCOUNTERED, Peg Cochran’s third Murder, She Reported mystery, takes Elizabeth Adams and Ralph Kaminsky, a photographer and reporter duo for the Daily Trumpet newspaper to the 1939 World’s Fair in New York to cover the breaking story of a murdered young woman.

The police quickly arrested a suspect, but by digging for details to get a scoop-worthy story, Elizabeth and Kaminsky discover a fistful of shady characters, each with a motive to kill the woman.

Before they can untangle all the clues at the Fair, the editor sends them to cover a murder in town. The humid heat, physical stress, and many cigarettes Kaminsky smokes finally take a toll and he ends-up in the hospital. Now it’s up to Elizabeth to be both reporter and photographer for yet a second murder at the World’s Fair.

The closer she gets to discovering the answers, the more danger shes in.  And when Elizabeth is attacked… no doctor can keep Kaminsky in the hospital. The duo rush back to the Fair for a showdown.

MURDER, SHE ENCOUNTERED is a fascinating read, from the “whodunnit” mystery, climbing suspense, and final nail-biting climax, to the amazingly detailed glimpse of 1939 New York with its Fair, fashion, transportation modes, and society rituals. There’s even a touch of sweet romance.


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