The White City

The White City Review

Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair
Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?

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  • Valerity (Val)

    The White City: True Colors: Historical Stories of Romance and American CrimeThis is a new series called True Colors by Grace Hitchcock, with The White City being her debut novel in the series. As you...

  • Amanda Geaney

    Just after I began reading The White City, I made a visit to our local library to gain a little background information on H.H. Holmes. Labeled America’s First Serial Killer, this man’s crimes were...

  • Staci

    What a lovely debut!Winnifred Wylde is the daughter of a police inspector and avid reader of romantic suspense novels. She fancies herself as observant and longs to catch someone in a crime. However, ...

  • OutlawPoet

    So, the description of this book did NOT lead me to believe this was a romance novel. I thought it was a historical novel based on true crime. It is nominally, but really, it's a Christian Romance Nov...

  • Loraine

    "My daughter tends to exaggerate because she reads too many of those penny novels . . . . . ."This was my first read from Grace Hitchcock, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. A light suspense almost bord...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    The White City by Grace Hitchcock is part of a new series put out by Barbour Publishers. Each story is based on a true crime in American history. This one deals with the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893...

  • Sarita

    I really liked this debut novel from Grace Hitchcock. She brought to life an interesting, funky, take charge heroine, two dashing men as possible love interests and a realistic hero.Winnie was easy to...

  • Beth

    The White City is a vibrant mystery, with more of a cozy feel than a sinister one. I've read some non-fiction accounts of H.H. Holmes, and it's really quite gruesome. The extent of his depravity and e...

  • Wade

    The White City by Grace Hitchcock is a very different novel that I am used to reading. Taking place in the late 1800's and inspired by true criminal events, I didn't know quite what I was getting into...

  • Dana Michael

    The White City is by a new to me author. I really enjoy getting to read a new author and I enjoyed this book very much. This story is based on real crimes by a man dubbed as the first serial killer in...