Chicago World's Fair Mystery

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

Secrets of Sloane House Publisher's Summary

One woman's search for the truth of her sister's disappearance leads her to deceit and danger in 1893 Chicago.

Rosalind Perry has left her family's rural farm in Wisconsin to work as a housemaid at Sloane House, one of the most elegant mansions in Gilded Age Chicago. But Rosalind is not there just to earn a living and support her family - she's at Sloane House determined to discover the truth about her sister's mysterious disappearance.

Reid Armstrong is the handsome heir to a silver fortune. His family is on the periphery of Chicago's elite because their wealth comes from "new money" obtained from successful mining, but marriage to Veronica Sloane would secure his family's position in society - the lifelong dream of his ailing father.

When Reid begins to realize that Rosalind's life may be in danger, he stops thinking of marriage prospects and concentrates instead on helping Rosalind. Dark things are afoot in Chicago and, he fears, in Sloane House. If he's not vigilant, Rosalind could pay the price.

Set against the backdrop of Chicago's Gilded Age and the1893 World's Fair, Secrets of Sloane House takes us on a whirlwind journey of romance and mystery.

©2014 Shelley Shepard Gray (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Secrets of Sloane House

    • Chicago World's Fair Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Rosalind Perry has left her family's rural farm in Wisconsin to work as a housemaid at Sloane House, one of the most elegant mansions in Gilded Age Chicago. But Rosalind is not there just to earn a living and support her family - she's at Sloane House determined to discover the truth about her sister's mysterious disappearance. Set against the backdrop of Chicago's Gilded Age and the1893 World's Fair, Secrets of Sloane House takes us on a whirlwind journey of romance and mystery.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Warning re: rape as part of this story.

    • By Debbie on 10-07-14

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Deception on Sable Hill

    • The Chicago World's Fair, Book 2
    • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    It's mid-September of 1893, and Eloisa Carstairs is the reigning beauty of Gilded Age Chicago society. To outsiders she appears to have it all. But Eloisa is living with a dark secret. Several months ago, she endured a horrible assault at the hands of Douglass Sloane, heir to one of Chicago's wealthiest families. Fearing the loss of her reputation, Eloisa has confided in only one friend. That is until she meets Detective Sean Ryan at a high-society ball.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good historical romance but bit too preachy.

    • By jan mills on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • Whispers in the Reading Room

    • A Chicago World's Fair Mystery
    • By: Shelley Gray
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Just months after the closure of the Chicago World's Fair, librarian Lydia Bancroft finds herself fascinated by a mysterious dark-haired and dark-eyed patron. He has never given her his name; he actually never speaks to a single person. All she knows about him is that he loves books as much as she does.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whispers in the Reading Room was Worth the Read!

    • By Coramdeo540 on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $24.47