The year is 1904. The place is St. Louis. The Wold's Fair has just arrived. And so have two girls from the country. What they see and experience is way beyond their expectations - with wonderful sights and shocking murder! Readers are in for a treat as they follow the summer adventures of Katie and Pearl, small-town girls who learn first-hand about the lives of the rich and powerful. But they also are swept up in the heinous acts of mobsters who will stop at nothing t take what they want.
" The band concert was over by 9:00 p.m., just in time for
them to see the fireworks explode over the Grand Basin. All of the major buildings on the fairgrounds were outlined in electric lights, and considering the fact that 90% of the homes in America didn't have electricity at the time, it was a wonder to behold for the crowd that stayed late.
It was a silent ride back to the Mayhew mansion, but John was determined to win Victoria back if at all possible. At 3:00 George drove the surrey up to the front steps of the mansion. John didn't mention his suspicion of Sam to George on the way home. He was waiting for the right time. It was too early; they needed more evidence."
Hancock merges mystery with accurate historical facts and
a touch of romance. This smoothly written novel holds the reader captive.