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Murder, She Uncovered

(Murder, She Reported #2)

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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. Grow
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Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by Alibi

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Kristina
Murder, She Uncovered by Peg Cochran has readers going back to September 21, 1938 in New York City. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams has just been promoted to crime photographer at the Daily Trumpet which means no more Gal Friday duties. The Great New England Hurricane hits the area unexpectedly leaving devastation in its wake. A week later, Ralph Kaminsky and Biz are sent to Westhampton where a maid was found dead in one of the devastated summer homes. Noeleen Donovan worked for Edith and Frederick Post w ...more
Yvonne
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The 1930’s in New York City comes alive in this latest mystery by Peg Cochran. The author takes us back and forth from New York City to Long Island, where a massive hurricane just struck. The storm left an incredible amount of devastation including a young dead woman. At first it was thought she was a victim of the storm, but it doesn’t take long for the police to rule it a homicide.

It’s a tricky situation since the young woman had been a maid for a wealthy family. She stayed behind to care for
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Ell
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
The scene is the 1938 New York City. The war is underway in Europe and prohibition is over. The mood is a mixture of anxious and buoyant. A young Upper East side woman who wants to be more than a socialite wife has decided to pursue a career at The Daily Trumpet newspaper as a crime scene photographer. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams finds herself accompanying crime reporter Kaminsky as he searches for leads on the case of an Irish servant who was murdered during a tumultuous storm that rocked Long Island ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-history
Peg Cochran crafts a story that takes you on a journey and this one is no exception, I certainly didn't expect the final twist in the tale.

Elizabeth "Biz" Adams has been promoted to full time photographer at the Daily Trumpet and she normally works the crime beat with Kaminsky, the reporter who gave her the chance to show off her photographic skills. After a horrendous storm has buffeted the East Coast, the clean up has included finding the bodies of those that died in the storm, but one of the
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Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Who would murder of a good Catholic girl?
Murder, She Uncovered by Peg Cochran is an eye-opening historical mystery filled with well-developed characters and 1930s New York City filled with amazing textures. I loved the mystery and the insights into the prejudice, social differences, and upper society expectations.
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth is
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Robin Leslie Coxon
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Murder, She Uncovered is the second book in the Murder, She Reported Series. It is a fine piece of historical fiction set in Manhattan in the 1930's where it was frowned on woman working in what was considered a man's world. Also if you were of a certain social class as a woman, you were not expected to work. Elizabeth "Biz" Adams, from a upper class family, has worked to establish herself as a photographer of the Daily Trumpet working with fellow reporter, Ralph Kaminsky. They are given informa ...more
Nicole H.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adios, epic fantasy, and hello, cozy mysteries. This book might have jump started my next genre phase. So...the things to be aware of when reading this book. One, it is the second book in the series. The first one is Murder, She Reported. However, I didn't know that when I read it and I didn't really have any problems following the story. Unlike your typical hardcore mystery, cozy mysteries are a bit more...chick lit.

Ergo, if that's not your thing...move along, sir (or madam).

"Murder, She Unco
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Rolé
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense-mystery
Elizabeth Adams is back as Biz, the intrepid crime photographer for the Daily Trumpet. And once again she is trying to navigate two very different worlds. The one in which she grew up in, of privilege and social responsibilities, and the one of her heart, where she can shine on her own.

I really enjoyed this book, as well as the first one. Elizabeth has many sides to her and she is an interesting character to get to know. Kaminsky is probably my favourite. He comes across as old-fashioned, but he
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Fred
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Murder, She Uncovered is the second book in the Murder, She Reported series.

A week after a terrible hurricane has hit New York City and Long Island crime photographer, Elizabeth “Biz” Adams and crime reporter Ralph Kaminsky are headed for Long Island to the investigate a body that has been found in one of the mansions. Their first thought is that she got caught up in the storm, but they arrive and talk to the coroner they learned that she had been stabbed and found in the servants quarters of th
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Toni
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is the second book of the Murder, She Uncovered series set in 1930’s Westhampton, Long Island, New York. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is a high society gal who prefers to work even thought every other lady of her nature is not. Working isn’t a thing that is done by a lady back then. They are of society. It is above them. Elizabeth is a photo-journalist at the Daily Trumpet working along side Ralph Kaminsky, a seasoned reporter who is afraid budget cuts might lose him his job.

There is a lot going o
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Katreader
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MURDER, SHE UNCOVERED by Peg Cochran
The Second Murder, She Reported Mystery

Despite being a socialite, Elizabeth "Biz" Adams is proud of the fact that she's a working woman, and even prouder that's she's been promoted. Now an official photographer for the Daily Trumpet Elizabeth and her crime reporter partner, Kaminsky, are called to Long Island after a devastating hurricane leaves hundreds dead. But it wasn't the hurricane that killed the Irish maid, Noeleen. She was murdered. As the duo investi
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Nina Silva
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Other than a Miss Marple story, I suspect this might be the first historical Cozy that I’ve read. I wouldn’t swear on it but it’s possible. What I would swear is that, Murder She Uncovered won’t be my last historical cozy. I loved this book.
Peg Cochran easily transports readers to another time, New York of the late 1930s, to be precise. The descriptions of fashions, events, even buildings and people are all worked seamlessly into the narrative and paint the most vivid picture for readers to enj
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Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
Why did I wait so long to read this??? I could not put it down. It kept me guessing the entire time.

Elizabeth’s character grabs you immediately and you feel like you’ve known her forever. I was surprised how independent and strong she was given it is 1938 in the book. The more the book progressed the more her confidence grew.

I am already lobbying for Santa to bring me a kindle gift card so I can get books one and three. I want to see how it started and where Elizabeth’s character is going. Def
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2019
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
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Stanley McShane
This is book 2 of the Murder, She Reported historical cozy mystery series, but I had no problem reading as a standalone. Elizabeth Adams, seeking some independence from her well-to-do Manhattan lifestyle, went to work for a local newspaper and jumped into the photographer position for her seasoned reporter partner, Ralph Kaminsky.

Following a hurricane on Long Island in 1938, she and her partner are sent to cover the mysterious death of a young maid for one of the resident's wealthy homeowners.
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Trish
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Murder, She Uncovered tells the story of Elizabeth Adams, a press photographer in 1938 New York City. She becomes involved in solving the murder of a maid who died under mysterious circumstances on Long Island. A second case opens up, and she also works to solve that mystery. In between she juggles time in two very different worlds - with her potential love interest, a police detective, and with her society friends and family.

I wanted to read this mystery because it is both a cozy mystery and a
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Linda Baker
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Manhattan socialite Elizabeth Adams, now reporter and photographer on The Daily Trumpet, is making her way home from work when she is caught in a blackout and tremendous rain and wind storm. Little does she know that it is the edges of the 1938 Long Island Hurricane. The storm formed on the coast of Africa as a category 5 and stuck New York and New England as a category 3, killing nearly 700 and destroying millions of dollars worth of property. The next few days are taken up with storm coverage, ...more
Coralee Hicks
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Book 2 of Cochran's Murder She Reported historical mystery series covers the great hurricane of September 1938. Elizabeth, known as Biz to her friends is now a news photographer assigned to Kaminsky, the seasoned crime reporter for the Daily Trumpet. A week after the storm, they are assigned to cover the discovery of a corpse found amid the wreckage left by storm dubbed The Long Island Express. Noeleen Donovan, a maid working for the Post family, was found on the third floor of one of the mansio ...more
Susan Johnston
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Princess Fuzzypants here: On occasion it feels a bit like some of the cozy heroines are a bit cookie cutter. Often they have similar themes, similar backgrounds and similar characters. The better ones break free. When there is something that is fresh and different, it is a real treat.
This is one such series.

Elizabeth, who was raised with the ultra rich in New York decides a life in Society no longer holds her interest. She takes a job as a news photographer for a paper, much to the shock and dis
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Laura
Elizabeth Adams is a modern young woman of the late 1930s. Having taken sort of a girl Friday position at a newspaper, wanting to earn her own money and make her own mark on the world, when a photographer position opens up she takes a leap of faith and becomes the second hand to a gruff, seasoned reporter, Ralph Kaminsky. This story takes place immediately after a hurricane destroys Long Island. Over 700 persons are reported dead, but for at least one of them it was murder.

Kaminsky has his own n
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Mave
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this historic cozy mystery from the first to the last page, it was really a pleasant discovery.

Elizabeth is a photographer for the newspaper. After a hurricane she must go with a writer colleague to photograph a corpse. The maid's body was found in a devastated house but she didn't die from the storm, she was killed. Later it turns out she was also pregnant. The two colleagues have to try to find the culprit to save their work, the newspaper is in crisis and it takes a big scoop to incre
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Marilyn Watson
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Peg Cochran's smooth, touch is still apparent in the second book of the series. The Plot is good with strong characters, and I love the touches of 1930's vocabulary and clothes. Beverly Gray, Reporter has nothing on Biz (Elizabeth) Adams as she follows her hunches and helps the Reporter Kaminski...track down a Murderer before he kills again. The bodies are piling up and they are running out of time.

I am so glad I found this series and have been enjoying it immensely. It is a current day 1930's v
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Vickie
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed other books/series by Peg Cochran, but I think this will be my favorite. I enjoy historical books, especially historical mysteries. Ones that feature women going against tradition, bucking the system, forging her own path are wonderfully appealing to me.
Elizabeth 'Biz' Adams is a from a wealthy family: she is supposed to be a lady , marry a man from her 'class' and volunteer work if she must work outside the home. She is one of two women in the newsroom, the only female photograp
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Nichole Carrier
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Main character, Elizabeth, comes from a well to do family but yearns to do more with her life in 1930's New York. Through happenstance she becomes a crime photographer. Together with reporter Kaminsky, they must discover who murdered a maid and get the scoop before any other newspapers. Elizabeth is also tasked with determining which life she truly wants; a socialite or an everyday working girl. The relationship between Kaminsky and Elizabeth is similar to a father/ daughter relationship. I trul ...more
Shelley Lawrence
4.75 stars
I absolutely loved this story and was so pleasantly surprised by it. I assumed from the cover that it would be a simple, predictable, and a somewhat cliched cozy mystery, as this genre tends to be. I hoped it would be entertaining, cute and fun, but still superficial. I was wrong. It was well-written, with startling character depth and emotion, a rich and well-developed historical setting, with deeper issues explored. The mystery was notably complex and well-plotted. I loved the charac
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Mary Garrett
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MURDER, SHE UNCOVERED by Peg Cochran
Oh, such twisted developments — murder, hurricane destruction, division between the haves and have nots, and “not our social set” and “ladies don’t work” restrictions. Good girls (of course) don’t get pregnant, but guys from the best families know where to find an abortionist. Police and newspersons seek the truth, but it’s elusive. Throw in distrust of a “different” young man and a jealous sister, and there’s no end of trouble.
Best advice: “It’s your own lif
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Linda Romer
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
I really liked Murder, She Uncovered. Another great story in the Murder, She Reported Series. Elizabeth is promoted to crime photographer. Kaminsky and Elizabeth have no shortage of murders to follow up in this exciting read. After the Great New England Hurricane AKA The Long Island Express blows through they start by investigating the murder of a wealthy family's maid. From their two other murders that they deduce. Lot's of colorful characters that make this such a good read. Also the relations ...more
Shelly
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Elizabeth Adams continues her career as a newspaper photographer, working with the gruff reporter Kaminsky. They are sent to cover the story of a maid found dead on Long Island. At first everyone thinks Noelle Donovan was killed in the hurricane that hit, but they soon realize that she was dead before the storm came. She also was pregnant. Who was the baby's father? Was he the killer? Biz and Kaminsky are determined to get the scoop. Kaminsky needs it to keep his job, and Biz wants to help him. ...more
pdarnold
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay, I received the next book #3 from NetGalley and realized I hadn't read #2 --- so, I purchased this ebook.
Another fun read. Nothing too deep. Biz is learning more about how the "other" side lives, about what drives some people, be it greed, desperation, fear, etc. She is learning to be self-reliant and sometimes getting into trouble over this new emergent courage. Meanwhile, trying to fight off mother's incessant worry about finding the right kind of man. If there is anything I might be anno
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Nancy Baker
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's 1938 and the Long Island Express hurricane blows through New York and hundreds die. One of the bodies discovered during clean up was a maid who was known for being a "good girl" but it turns out she had actually been stabbed and she was five months pregnant. Now veteran reporter Ralph Kaminsky and photographer Elizabeth "Biz" Adams rush to find out the truth before their newspaper's deadline.

The author does a really good job of conveying the reality of social class in the 1930's. Her descr
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Mystery writing lets Peg indulge her curiosity under the guise of “work” (aka research). 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 granddau
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