#Review Murder, She Uncovered (Murder, She Reported Series) by Peg Cochran | @pegcochran @dollycas
Murder, She Uncovered
(Murder, She Reported Series)
by Peg Cochran
About the Book
An intrepid 1930s Manhattan socialite uncovers deadly secrets during an assignment to the Hamptons in this riveting historical cozy mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.
Westhampton, 1938. To the dismay of her well-to-do family, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is quickly establishing herself as a seasoned photographer over at the Daily Trumpet. Growing more confident in her decision to pursue a career, Elizabeth is thrilled when she and her reporter sidekick, Ralph Kaminsky, are sent to Long Island to cover the story of a young maid found dead in one of the glamourous summer homes in the devastating aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane—also known as the Long Island Express.
At first it’s assumed that the young woman was caught in the terrible storm, but when a suspicious wound is found on the side of her head, the police suspect murder. The maid’s death becomes even more tragic when it’s discovered she was pregnant, and with Elizabeth and Kaminsky at the scene of the crime, the Daily Trumpet scoops all the other papers in town.
The young woman’s boyfriend emerges as the likeliest suspect. But as Elizabeth follows the story, she begins to wonder whether someone in the household of the maid’s employers might be responsible—someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth about the baby’s paternity hidden. . . .
Murder, She Uncovered is the second book in the Murder, She Reported Series, and whilst I have not read book 1 I found you could read this book easily as a stand alone. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is from a well to do family and it seems that she has broke tradition and is quickly establishing herself as photographer for the Daily Trumpet.
Set in 1938 this was a good cozy historical mystery. I loved the relationship that Elizabeth had with her fellow reporter Ralph Kaminsky, who it seemed to be in the right place at the right time to get the latest scoop and be one step ahead of the police. Our Two reporters turn investigators when a death discovered after the hurricane turn out to be murder, the begin questioing for the paper but that soon becomes the catalyst to investigate further.
There was plenty of intrigue and mystery throughout this book, and when I thought I had it all figured out, the author would throw something else into the mix and throw we off kilter. I loved the setting of the story and can’t wait to read more from this series.
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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