Two true stories are told side by side here– that of the lead architect of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, and that of a serial killer who uses the fair to lure victims to his hotel. Elevating, yet creepy. Yet elevating. Oooh, but creepy.
–Diana, Village Books, Bellingham and Lynden, WA
It’s not quite the same as a trip to the WA State Fair, but this backlist favorite will keep you turning the pages. (Bonus: You don’t have to worry about what happens when you combine the Extreme Scream ride and several corn dogs.) Step right up (virtually) to get your copy from Village Books or another independent bookstore. While you’re at it, maybe treat yourself to Erik Larson’s latest, too; it’s better than a deep-fried Twinkie.