“E.W. Cooper has written a fabulous mystery that will keep readers guessing until the end…For fans of a whodunnit set in historical New York, Murder at the Met will be right up their alley…This is an excellent addition to the Penelope Harris Mysteries, and it will be interesting to see where the series goes from here. A superbly fun story!” —InD’tale Magazine
"Another fabulous book by E.W. Cooper! High society secrets and a murder mystery—what could be more exciting!" —NetGalley Reviewer
NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 1928. No one can keep a secret like high society—especially when that secret is murder.
A month after her cousin’s headline-making party, Penelope Harris has tried to put the incident behind her. Focused, instead, on restarting her opera career, she is distracted only by the flirtations of handsome former policeman Thomas Lund. When two tickets ensure Penelope and Lund get some precious time together at the Metropolitan Opera, neither expects another murderous to interrupt their romantic evening.
Before their night at the Met is over, a failed manufacturing tycoon is found dead at the bottom of a staircase, his poisoned and dying daughter nearby. Was his death an accident, suicide, or murder?
After a fellow soprano pleads for help finding in out what happened, Penelope begins unraveling a diabolical crime, while Lund rushes to complete the investigation of a suicide on Long Island’s Gold Coast. What they both find will uncover the sordid underbelly of New York’s elite and put Penelope on the wrong side of her own gun.
E.W. Cooper is the author of the award winning Penelope Harris historical mystery series—The Jade Tiger and Murder at the Met. A lifelong fan of classic whodunit mysteries and Grand Opera, Ms. Cooper lives quietly with her partner, children, three dogs, and one cat in a very noisy house in South Texas.