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With the United States on the verge of entering World War I, tensions run high in Chicago in the Spring of 1917, and the city simmers with anti-German sentiment mixed with virulent patriotism. Shockingly, amateur sleuth Emily Cabot is present when a young Chicago woman, who is about to make a brilliant society marriage, is murdered. Was her death retaliation for her pacifi ...more
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Published December 15th 2020 by Allium Press
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Debra Belmudes
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Thank you to the author and the Goodreads Giveaway for an advance copy of this book.

I was introduced to historical fiction four years ago when assigned one of Susan Elia MacNeals' Maggie Hope mysteries for a book club read. I instantly fell in love with the genre and went on to become a big fan of the genre, in particular Ms. MacNeal's Maggie Hope books as well as Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs books.

Both series tell the stories of the Great War and World War II from the Europe
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Connie
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was super excited to receive a copy of this book from LibraryThing. I’d never heard of the Emily Cabot mysteries, but I chose this one because of its setting during WWI. Now I wish I’d heard of these books sooner, but I’m glad to have found a new author and series to enjoy.

Death on the Homefront is narrated by Emily Chapman, nee Cabot. Emily and her daughter Lizzie are attending a fundraiser luncheon for Belgian relief when a young woman is murdered in the restaurant. A suspect is immediately
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Sasha
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style, pulls you into the book from the very beginning and you don't want to put the book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat reading from cover to cover. All the characters are ver ...more
Marissa
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Set in 1917 it is about a married Chicago socialite who must deal with anti-German sentiment who ends up murdered and the amateur sleuth who happened to be present. Was this a murder of her pacifistic actions or of her various romantic interludes.

This story takes place in time of turmoil and unrest in the world. An interesting murder mystery.
Louise
Dec 15, 2020 rated it liked it
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First book I read with the sleuth Emily. Interesting time Chicago in history for women (and men). Should we join the forces in Europe for war and do we sit down and talk, but mostly LISTEN? Also do the rich get a pass............. Men are forceful but women are pushy when they want the same rights. Lizzie was raised by progressive parents to think for herself rather than to be a demure shrinking violet. This caused conflict with her future in-laws. Author did good making you feel what it was lik ...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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