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Murder, She Encountered

(Murder, She Reported #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  50 reviews
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
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Published December 3rd 2019 by Random House
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Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I love that these books are unique among the cozy genre. They have a grittier, more mysterious air to them while still avoiding the violence and gruesome details of other crime genres. To me this series truly reflects the Golden Age of detective fiction.

It is 1939 and a young woman is found dead at the World’s Fair in bustling New York City, with of newly available nylon stockings tied around her neck. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams snaps a photo of the unfortunate scene which lands on the front page of
Murder, She Encountered by Peg Cochran has Elizabeth “Biz” Adams visiting the New York World’s Fair with veteran crime reporter, Ralph Kaminsky when a woman is murdered. The police arrest hot dog vender, Joey Dorman for the crime but things do not add up. Ralph and Biz dig deeper into the case in the hopes of a big story. When Ralph ends up in the hospital with bronchitis, Biz continues to investigate. Unfortunately, someone is not happy with Biz’ questions and decides to help her cool off. ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third book in this series will take you to the 1939 New York World 's Fair. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams, photographerfor Daily Trumpet works with Ralph Kaminsky, a reporter hears of a murder that occurred at the fair. Biz and Ralph head fifths fair coverage story and pictures for the paper. There the victim work at DuPont booth demonstrating the new material nylon stockings that last longer than silk Elizabeth continues with meeting the homicide detective Sal Marino against her parents wishes. The ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-history
Peg Cochran has done it again, a humdinger of a historical cozy that makes you think you are there!

Biz and Kaminsky have been sent to the World Fair to cover a robbery, when they arrive though the murder of a young woman who was found strangled and dumped in a pool takes precedence and they take advantage of the fact that they are the first reporters on the scene, Biz had taken a photograph of the young man being escorted out by the police, having assumed he was the robber, and it turns out he
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Photographer "Biz" Adams is assigned o reporter Ralph Kaminsky. It is 1939 and NYC is home to the World's Fair. When a young woman is murdered at the fair, Biz finds herself investigating alone when Kaminsky ends up in hospital. Elizabeth's quick thinking helps her friend Det. Marino catch the killer.

A fast-paced historical cozy mystery set in 1939 that highlights the upcoming technology we take from granted now.

I volunteered to read an ARC through Net Galley.

Jerrye Bell
Murder, She Encountered by Peg Cochran

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


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Peg Cochran returns readers to the late ’30s and the World’s Fair in her latest story – a story that has good characters and a plausible plot but lacks the needed pacing to make it a really good story.

I’ve enjoyed getting to know Peg Cochran’s writing style and her interesting characters throughout her current series. Biz Adams has just enough “
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Murder, She Encountered by Peg Cochran, is an outstanding mystery with characters that have grit and substance set in historical New York, including the World Fair.
Murder at the World Fair, will Elizabeth and Kaminsky crack the case before police detective Marino?
Our Sleuth
Elizabeth Adams is a socialite and crime photographer for the Daily Trumpet. She is
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the third book in the Murder, She Reported mystery series by Peg Cochran.

This series just keeps getting better and better. I reviewed book two MURDER, SHE UNCOVERED back in May and gave it four stars. I will definitely need to pick up book one just to complete my series reading.

This book is just all old-fashioned journalism set in 1939 at the World’s Fair in New York. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is out main character during a time when women weren’t exactly taken for their word about
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Elizabeth Adams, is a woman before her time. She is a crime photographer at the Daily Trumpet in New York City and works closely with veteran crime reporter Ralph Kaminsky. Today no one would blink an eye at a woman photographer, but in 1939 that is virtually unheard of. She is a career woman when almost all women married and stayed home to raise children.

The reporter and his photographer are on the way to the World’s Fair, where a robbery has just been committed. But when they arrive to get the
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Third Murder, She Reported Mystery

It's 1939 and the World's Fair has come to New York City. Elizabeth "Biz" Adams and her newspaper partner, Ralph Kaminsky, take the train to Queens to report on a robbery at the Fair, but what they find is a murdered woman. As the pair work to get the scoop, Kaminsky's health takes a turn for the worse. Determined to make him proud, and to prove she can do things on her own, Biz continues the investigation while he
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Murder, She Encountered by Peg Cochran is a terrific quasi-cozy mystery and a terrific read for anyone who likes WWII era fiction. One of the outstanding things about this book, which doesn't always happen, is that the author kept us solidly in 1939 New York between speech patterns, history happening in real time, and social history as it was happening. The mystery was a good one, with the lead characters, a reporter and his female photographer. Ralph Kaminsky was a veteran crime reporter and ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth 'Biz' Adams wants to earn her way in life as a newspaper reporter and to live on her own, even if it means moving from the posh life she has grown up in to a cold water flat. She is a very good photographer and teams up with a veteran reporter, Ralph Kaminsky. One very hot summer day in 1939, they get a tip that there has been an armed hold up of a hot dog stand at the New York World's Fair. Off they go, eager to scoop the other newspapers, having been told that they are the first to ...more
Laney Estel
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
BOOK: Murder, She Encountered
AUTHOR: Peg Cochran

The third book in the series (I have read the second also) takes place during the world fair, which is such a great setting for a mystery novel. This book can be read standalone with no issues to understanding. I continue to enjoy these mysteries as an easy read, but still very much a joy to figure out.

I love the way a woman who is considered high society works in a profession not recognized as a women’s role, especially one
Mary Garrett
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I spent today reading Peg Cochran's MURDER SHE ENCOUNTERED and enjoying time travel to the 1939 NYC World's Fair, an excellent setting (I searched online for photos to extend the experience) and gripping adventure.
Elizabeth Adam’s mother doesn’t think it’s proper for a young lady to take photos of crime scenes, and mother doesn’t know the half of it. The adventures “Biz” and Kaminsky have in pursuit of news scoops are perhaps too risky, but they are hopeless to resist, incurably bitten by the “
Shelley Lawrence
3.25 stars
Murder She Encountered by Peg Cochran is the third book, and newest release in the Murder She Reported cozy mystery series. This story features Elizabeth Adams, Manhattan socialite and crime photographer who is sent to report on a murder at the 1939 World’s Fair. She and her partner Kaminsky hustle to scoop the rest of the press for the story and find themselves embroiled in the mystery and deeply involved in solving the crime themselves.

As usual, I love the atmosphere and the ambience
Susan Johnston
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Princess Fuzzypants here: It is impossible not to like Biz. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and while other Society girls flutter around, she is the handy eyes of a hard boiled reporter. Together he gets the story and she gets the photos that have earned her respect and admiration...and a rather interesting boyfriend, who just happens to be a detective. What is more, she had polio and not only survived but has not let her weakness hold her back. If anything it has made her more ...more
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Peg Cochran has written the perfect cozy mystery:
A good mystery

* Likable (most of them, anyhow; at least one is a murderer)
and believable characters
* Dysfunctional families
* Historical setting
* A light touch of romance

Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is the crime photographer for the New York Daily Trumpet. Ralph Kaminsky is the reporter to which she is assigned. Together, with Detective Sal Marino (Biz’s “boyfriend?”), they will need to identify and find the murderer of the unidentified young man
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Murder at the 1939 World’s Fair

Elizabeth “Biz” Adams, a photographer, and her colleague, Ralph Kaminsky, a reporter, are at the l939 World’s Fair in New York City reporting on a robbery. Instead they encounter a murdered young woman found in the Aqucade’s pool with a nylon stocking around her neck. Elizabeth snaps a photo as the police arrest Joey Dorman, a young hot dog vender. He’s terrified and says he’s innocent.

Elizabeth’s photo makes the front page, but she can’t forget the frightened
This series remains top notch. It takes place in 1939 in and around New York and the world`s fir. Biz and Kominsky continue to make a great team and are fortunate (and smart) enough to scoop other papers regularly. They dig deep and even get to the crimes and criminals faster than the police.
This gives Biz a chance to leak information to her boyfriend, Detective Marino.

Although boyfriend may be too strong a word, their attraction continues. Surprisingly Biz`s parents seem to like her young man.
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in the Murder She Reported series, and can be easily read as a stand alone book. There is so much going on in this story, its 1939 and the world is on the brink of war, there are boatloads of Jews arriving at the dock of New York City and also it is the time of the World Fair. Elizabeth 'Biz' Adams who is a photographer for the Daily Trumpet and her reporter friend Ralph Kaminsky head to the World Fair to cover a story about a robbery but instead they uncover a murder! A young ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd installment of the Murder She Reported series. I had not read the prior two books so this was the first I have read. This is set in 1939 New York City and Elizabeth “Biz” Adams is a reporter at the Daily Trumpet and she and her mentor Ralph Kaminsky are covering the World’s Fair. What they discover is a dead woman with a nylon stocking wrapped around her neck. They take some pictures and also capture the arrest of Joey Dorman a young hot dog vendor who was fond of the victim. Biz ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, historical
"Murder, She Encountered" is a mystery set in July 1939 in New York City. It's the third book in a series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this story, and this book didn't spoil the previous mysteries.

The author included interesting historical and setting details, especially about the Worlds Fair. Elizabeth and her reporter partner were observant and asked a lot of questions – often questions more suited to a detective than a reporter, though. They uncovered a lot of
Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a historical cozy, set in 1939 at the World's Fair. Biz (Elizabeth) is a woman of the future with a job as a photographer for a newspaper. She and her journalist partner Ralph Kaminsky, have been sent to the Fair to report on a burglary. While there, they stumble upon a murder. Kaminsky and Biz are sure there is more to the story. So they dig deeper.

This was a fun and easy to read. It didn't keep me turning pages and I am not sure why. Perhaps the setting and time period? I liked Biz.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-4
Murder, She Encountered is the third book in the Murder, She Reported mystery series.

Elizabeth “Biz” Adams, photographer for the Daily Trumpet and reporter, Ralph Kaminsky gets a call to head out to the World’s Fair to report on the finding of a body in the Aquacade. As they are approaching the Aquacade they pass the police escorting Joey Dorman who has been arrested for the murder of Florence “Flo” Grimm. Flo worked at the DuPont exhibit, who was promoting their latest discovery...nylon hose,
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense-mystery
I continued to enjoy Elizabeth and Kaminsky’s reporting efforts in this third installment of the series. It is set at the World Fair in New York in 1939. I really enjoyed reading about some of the exhibits at the fair, and especially the newly invented nylon stocking. Again, this story was filled with intrigue and suspense as Biz and Kaminsky try to stay on top of the story. There were plenty of interesting bits that showed the different sides of humanity.

Elizabeth is still growing into her
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Murder, She Encountered is a historical mystery set in 1939 NYC. Biz (Elizabeth) Adams is a socialite turned newspaper photographer. When a murder occurs at the 1939 New York World's Fair she works with her reporter partner to solve the mystery. She also investigates the murder of a French sailor ... and finds time to continue her romance with police detective Sal Marino.

I wanted to read this novel because I love historical mysteries and I have always been interested in world's fairs and
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I reviewed the book titled "Murder She Encountered". Being a Native New Yorker, I really enjoyed reading about the old New York City. I think the World Fair was an excellent backdrop for this story. The plot was good if a bit predictable, but enjoyable. It was pretty clear who the murderer was but the reason behind the murder took some deciphering. The storyline was a bit draggy, the pace of the story was very slow. I did not read the book that preceded this one so maybe I missed the character ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kindle Copy for Review from NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group – Alibi.

I received an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review.

During the World Fair a wealthy socialite stumbles across a murder and corruption. She is an upcoming reporter covering the fair finding the body and happens to photograph the police arresting the suspect a vendor at the fair.

Despite getting the photo, she does not believe the vendor did it when she sees his expression in the photograph. She and her
Book Him Danno
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A murder mystery set at the NY World's Fair in 1939. Our heroine is a fledgeling news photographer who has been teamed up with a seasoned reporter. A call out, to a mysterious death, at the fair leads them to several characters with a less than Sterling reputation. However, bearing in mind, this is the tail end of the depression and prior to WWII are the characters anything less than average. Another, seemingly unrelated death, soon have the unlikely pair involved in several facets of each death ...more
Christine Lussier
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Murder, She Encountered is my introduction to "Biz" & her partner, Kaminsky. I feel that I should probably have read the first two books first--I thought she was a reporter, but they act more like detectives. The story takes place in 1939 & I feel the descriptions are accurate, based on what I have read of the times. The Worlds Fair in NY is the setting, along with Hell's Kitchen & the surrounding burbs. The story line flows, along with the usual twists & turns of a cozy mystery. ...more
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