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Death at the Paris Exposition

(Emily Cabot Mysteries #6)

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Amateur sleuth Emily Cabot's journey once again takes her to a world's fair--the Paris Exposition of 1900. Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer is named the only female U. S. commissioner to the Exposition and enlists Emily's services as her secretary. Their visit to the House of Worth for the fitting of a couture gown is interrupted by the theft of Mrs. Palmer's famous pearl n ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by Allium Press (first published September 8th 2008)
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Denise
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Death at the Paris Exposition is the latest entry in the Emily Cabot Mysteries by Frances McNamara.
When Chicago socialite, Bertha Palmer, is named as US commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1900, she employs Emily Cabot as her secretary. Paris means Fashion! Mrs. Palmer must have a suitable wardrobe for her upcoming social engagements and who better to fulfill her needs, but the iconic House of Worth! As assistant to the society doyenne, Emily is treated to a new outfit, suitable to her posit
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Jacqueline
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: france, paris, history
This is the sixth novel in the Emily Cabot series, but my first experience and I immediately felt at home with Emily. She is intelligent, organised, inquisitive and determined. It was very easy to slip into her narrative and I enjoyed experiencing Paris in 1900 with her.

Emily and her family are in Paris with the wealthy Palmer family as Emily is working as social secretary for Bertha Palmer, the only woman US commissioner at the Exposition. She becomes part of their social circle, experiencing t
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Emma
Perfect example of how to integrate smartly the fruit of your research into a historical novel. Luscious descriptions and suspenseful mystery. Very enjoyable.

my full review is here:
https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/09/23/...
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Elise
Apr 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
I’m surprised I convinced myself to finish this one. It was 38 chapters of intricate details about late 1800s women’s fashion and uninteresting characters, followed by two chapters of the grand reveal. I thought being set in Paris would be more of a draw...I love the city...and yet none of the charm came through. Glad to close this one and move onto something more stimulating.
Lorraine
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very well do e agai Ms McNamara! Great mix of fact and fiction to make a great read!
Ami
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
*** I was given this book as an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

This was an enchanting, relaxing mystery to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Death at the Paris Exposition is book #6 in the Emily Cabot Mysteries series. I have to honestly say that before the author, Frances McNamara, contacted me to review this book, I hadn’t ever heard of this series before. I was slightly apprehensive about reading this book, as intriguing as the synopsis sounded, because I typically only
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Trish
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have always been fascinated by World's Fairs and Expositions, so I was particularly interested in reading Death at the Paris Exposition.

Emily Cabot is a university lecturer from Chicago who also solves crimes. She travels to the Paris Exposition of 1900 with socialite Bertha Palmer. She takes her husband and three young children along, and while in Paris, she works as Mrs. Palmer's secretary. A couple of valuable jewels go missing, and then a body is discovered in a wax figure tableau. That i
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Donna Huber
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first Emily Cabot mystery and I through enjoyed it. Not really into fashion myself, I did find the detailed descriptions a bit tedious. But I'm watching The Collection so it is interesting to see the height of fashion that they were trying to resurrect after WWII. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads. ...more
Maria
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

High society, a Paris setting and murder take center stage in Frances McNamara’s Death at the Paris Exposition, the sixth book in her Emily Cabot Mystery series. Taking place during the Paris Exposition of 1900, Ms. McNamara’s book is filled with colorful descriptions of haute couture at the turn of the 20th century, the historical and beautiful sights of Paris and a well-developed central character. If you like historical mysteries
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Annette
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Summary:
Amateur sleuth Emily Cabot’s journey once again takes her to a world’s fair–the Paris Exposition of 1900. Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer is named the only female U. S. commissioner to the Exposition and enlists Emily’s services as her secretary. Their visit to the House of Worth for the fitting of a couture gown is interrupted by the theft of Mrs. Palmer’s famous pearl necklace. Before that crime can be solved, several young women meet untimely deaths and a member of the Palmer’s inner
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Lauralee
Emily Cabot is a social secretary for Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer for the Paris Exposition in 1900. While they are at the House of Worth for Bertha to be dress fitted, she realizes that Bertha’s pearl necklace has been stolen. Before Emily investigates the case for Bertha’s missing jewelry, she finds the body of the House of Worth’s hatmaker. Emily wonders if the two cases are connected. The prime suspect seems to be Bertha’s son, who behaves suspiciously from the beginning. Could Emily find ...more
Monica Fastenau
Aug 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Read the full review here: http://newberyandbeyond.com/review-co...

This story revolves around Bertha Palmer (a real, historic Chicago socialite) and her family’s troubles. Emily, our main character, is Mrs. Palmer’s social secretary, and as such, she and her family have been invited to Paris to see the 1900 Paris exposition. But as these rich and privileged people (and the many lower-class people surrounding them) prepare for the upcoming festivities, their fun is marred by several thefts and a
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A Holland Reads
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read in this series and by this author. Although this is number six in a series I was not lost and was able to enjoy the book. I will say that now I do want to get back and catch up on this series. The author did a good job of capturing the time and place making this historically accurate. I liked that Emily was able to work with the French police and they respected her which in that time period was not always the case. I also liked how the author included real peop ...more
Diana
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hfvbt
Copy from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
“Death at the Paris Exposition (Emily Cabot Mysteries #6) is my first Emily Cabot Mystery. I’ve never read McNamara before but I found her to be a great storyteller. I don’t often jump at the opportunities to review mysteries but “Death…” did not disappoint. Set in Paris during the 1900’s , Bertha Palmer hires Emily to be her secretary. Little do they suspect that their visit to the Paris Exposition will lead to theft and murder
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Bobbie N
In this sixth of the series, Chicago socialite Bertha Parker enlists Emily to serve as her social secretary, and she and her family accompany the Parkers to the World's Fair in Paris. When the jewels of society ladies begin to disappear and a young woman turns up dead, the Paris police suspect someone from the Palmers' inner circle of the crimes, and Mrs. Palmer asks Emily to do some investigating of her own to discover the real culprit. Steeped in the history and high society of the 1900 Paris ...more
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Frances McNamara grew up in Boston, where her father served as Police Commissioner for ten years. She has degrees from Mount Holyoke and Simmons Colleges, and formerly worked as a librarian at the University of Chicago. When not working or writing she can be found sailing on the Charles River in Boston or beaching on Cape Cod.

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