Annie Oakley is on tour at the Chicago World's Fair along with her manager and husband Frank. Annie is tired out from a grueling tour schedule as well as suffering from an earlier miscariage. Just when Annie is starting to feel like things are getting back on track, a friend from childhood leaves her young daughter, Lizzie with Annie with no explanation. At the same time, a body is found at the fairgrounds and one of Annie's fellow performers is accused of murder for defending her from a enraged man. Annie is determined to help her friend prove his innocence as well as help Lizzie reunite with her mother all while continuing to perform flawlessly at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Transporting me back to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Folly at the Fair is a multi-layered mystery featuring real life heroine, Annie Oakley. While Annie may not have actually been a detective, her character attributes of being a dedicated, hard working, and honest friend make her easily believable in this role. I did love the descriptions of Annie's performances in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show along with many of the other acts that were all recreated from history. The mystery was fast-paced and kept the suspense and tension high. While I had a good idea of who the culprit was from early on, the writing kept me on my toes with two possible suspects. With a heart-pounding ending, this mystery entertains from beginning to end.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.