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Deception on Sable Hill : a Chicago World's Fair mystery
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
Physical Description:
423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"In mid-September of 1893 the World's Fair is nearing its end, but danger lingers in Chicago as debutants are accosted by an assailant wielding a stiletto"--
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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.

Author Notes

Shelley Shephard Gray earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education. Before becoming a full time writer, she taught elementary school in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. She started writing about the Amish because their way of life appealed to her and she wanted to write stories about regular people in extraordinary situations. Her works include the Sisters of the Heart series, Seasons of Sugarcreek series, The Families of Honor series, Heart of a Hero series, and Secrets of Crittenden County series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Eloisa Carstairs is a beautiful and desirable young woman with a terrible secret. Although she moves in Gilded Age Chicago's high society, she eschews male attention, scarred by her recent trauma. That is, until she meets handsome Det. Sean Ryan. Their mutual attraction is instant, but their unequal social standing is an obstacle. However, Eloisa soon confides in Ryan about the assault she endured, and he swears to protect her at all costs. His faith in Jesus and the power of prayer strikes a chord in Eloisa, but a serial killer targeting society women puts their romance on hold. VERDICT Fans of Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City will note that Gray's (Secrets of Sloane House) suspenseful historical draws on the same case of the serial killer who preyed on young women during the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. The author also evokes the hierarchical social lines and the difficulties of relationships among different classes. Still, love blooms in the most unlikely hearts. A wise choice for readers who enjoy their historicals with a thrilling touch of suspense and romance. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.