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A model town at war with itself . . . George Pullman created an ideal community for his railroad car workers, complete with every amenity they could want or need. But when hard economic times hit in 1894, lay-offs follow and the workers can no longer pay their rent or buy food at the company store. Starving and desperate, they turn against their once benevolent employer. EA model town at war with itself . . . George Pullman created an ideal community for his railroad car workers, complete with every amenity they could want or need. But when hard economic times hit in 1894, lay-offs follow and the workers can no longer pay their rent or buy food at the company store. Starving and desperate, they turn against their once benevolent employer. Emily Cabot and her friend Dr. Stephen Chapman bring much needed food and medical supplies to the town, hoping they can meet the immediate needs of the workers and keep them from resorting to violence. But when one young worker-suspected of being a spy-is murdered, and a bomb plot comes to light, Emily must race to discover the truth behind a tangled web of family and company alliances....

Title : Death at Pullman
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ISBN : 9780984067695
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
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Death at Pullman Reviews

  • Eileen
    2019-02-17 10:04

    Once again Emily Cabot gets herself involved in a murder. This time she is trying to help the Pullman Car strikers with food and medical supplies from Hull House. As I've indicated in earlier reviews Frances McNamara places her heroine in a pivotal time in American history. It was a time of great social upheaval. It was time when the working man needed to stand up the the "robber barons" of industry since local, state, and even national government was not helpful. When a striker is killed and accused of being a spy for the company Emily feels the need to help the destitute family he is a part of. But as usual there is much more than meets the eye and the level of complication gets deeper and deeper. Her personal discomfort and misunderstanding of Dr. Chapman only gets worse and just when I'd like to shake Emily she finally gets it! Frances uses many of the same characters and not some of the others from previous books. Absent is my personal favorite, Fitz, though she promises me he will appear in future novels. Detective Whitbread is back and in the thick of things, as is Alden and Dr. Chapman. I really don't want to give too much of the story away but this one is a turning point for many of the characters especially Emily and I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.If you like a good story in an historical setting you will like the Emily Cabot mysteries.

  • Jean
    2019-03-13 10:34

    Well-researched and interesting story combines a murder mystery with the historical events surrounding the Pullman strike in Chicago in 1894. I didn't like how the heroine, Emily Cabot, was made obtuse in order to give the author reason to explain the issues, and there was a bit too much repetition. But I appreciated that all sides of the conflict were presented through interaction with characters - it put the history on a much more human, personal level. Overall, an engaging way to step into the past.

  • Gretchen
    2019-02-16 13:29

    Mysteries and historical fiction are hard. There's so much content and plot dictated by outside forces. That being said, I think McNamara does an excellent job of setting her scenes and giving enough (and accurate) history. But that being said, Emily Cabot herself is frustratingly dense. I know this is done so that the author can explain things to the audience, but it really doesn't have to be this way (see Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart mysteries). Still an engaging mystery that does a great job of explaining a piece of Chicago and labor history that is often forgotten.

  • Phoebe
    2019-02-24 16:19

    As someone familiar with historic Pullman, it was fun to read the landmarks and names written here. I found the rest of the book a bit... off, though. It was sometimes hard to understand what was going on, and there were lots of sentences that could have been combined. I couldn't always connect with the main character either. I haven't read the others in the series, but hr personality still ought to be better defined. All and all, "Death in Pullman" definitely could have used some tailoring, but I rather liked it anyway. Not sure I'd re-read, but still good...

  • Nancy
    2019-02-17 12:21

    Good so far. It is an easy read which is nice some times. I like the story line, but sometimes felt that it just touched the surface and it could have delved deeper into the history or been more of a story that what was there. I did enjoy it and I did like how it ended and was surprised how it ended, did not see that coming, that was nice.

  • Betty410
    2019-03-10 17:28

    This is the third of a series taking place in Chicago in the late 1800's during a workers strike at the Pullman railroad car company. It was not much of a detective nor police story as it was history. The characters were colorful and depicted according to the customs of the times but the story was slow moving.

  • Donna Frasor
    2019-02-27 12:27

    Interesting historical fiction centered around the Pullman strike in 1894. I enjoyed reading about the historical Pullman area of Chicago more than the murder mystery. She did a nice job of weaving historical facts into her novel.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-12 13:33

    Enjoyed the history lesson but the heroine was not very believable.

  • Cook Memorial Public Library
    2019-02-24 09:05

    Recommended by staffer Susie.Check our catalog: http://encore.cooklib.org/iii/encore/...

  • David Eppenstein
    2019-02-24 13:24

    Interesting historical fiction taking place during the infamous Pullman strike of the late 19th century. Unfortunately, the really only interesting part of the mystery is the historical setting.

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-08 09:06

    Okay. Not as good as the first two.

  • Gail Holman
    2019-03-18 11:18

    Good history, but very slow going and a little too formulated. Ms. McNamara and myself are about the same age and from the Boston area. I expected a little more.