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Who is this mysteriously quiet dark-haired man who frequents the library where Lydia Bancroft works? He lives at the top of the prestigious Hartman Hotel of Chicago. Is he wealthy? While trying to uncover who he is, Lydia becomes a suspect to a murder. If she can’t trust this man to help prove her innocence, who can she trust? Who is telling the truth?
|Title: #3: Whispers in the Reading Room|
By: Shelley Gray
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 11 ounces
Series: Chicago World's Fair Mystery
Stock No: WW338499
Lydias job at the library is her worlduntil a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.
Just months after the closure of the Chicago Worlds 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.
Only when he rescues her in the lobby of the Hartman Hotel does she discover that his name is Sebastian Marks. She also discovers that he lives at the top of the prestigious hotel and that most everyone in Chicago is intrigued by him.
Lydia and Sebastian form a fragile friendship, but when she discovers that Mr. Marks isnt merely a very wealthy gentleman, but also the proprietor of an infamous saloon and gambling club, she is shocked.
Lydia insists on visiting the club one fateful night and suddenly is a suspect to a murder. She must determine who she can trust, who is innocent, and if Sebastian Marksthe man so many people fearis actually everything her heart believes him to be.
Shelley Gray is the author of The Heart of a Hero series. Her Amish novel (written as Shelley Shepard Gray), The Protector, recently made the New York Times best seller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelors and masters degrees in Colorado and taught school for ten years. She and her husband have two children and live in Southern Ohio. Visit her website at www.shelleyshepardgray.com Facebook: ShelleyShepardGray Twitter: @ShelleySGray