Death at Chinatown isthe newest release in the Emily Cabot mystery series. Set in 1896 Chicago, the book provides a fascinating look into American-Chinese culture, as well as medical advances of the time.
Death at Chinatown is billed as a mystery, yet the historical fiction elements make the book entertaining and delightful. With a large cast of characters, McNamara manages to keep the story moving and includes rich detail and a wealth of historical knowledge. Emily is a realistic and well-developed character as she struggles to balance her role as a wife and mother while investigating murder. Though McNamara provides some background information about Emily, it never felt like enough for someone just discovering this series. Readers would do best to read the Emily Cabot series in order.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Cadence Group
Profanity/Language: 1 religious exclamation; 3 mild obscenities; 1 derogatory name.
Violence/Gore: A few verbal threats; several secondhand reports of violence; a scene involving gunfire; a few non-detailed scenes of violent death.
Sex/Nudity: A few sexual references.
Mature Subject Matter:
Racism, gender inequality, kidnapping, politics.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters drink; three men pretend to be drunks to rescue hostages.