Fairs, festivals, circuses, and carnivals are popular settings for many novels, and from what I can see, they are the site of many a mystery. From the “Food Festival Mystery” to stories about killer clowns and death-not-so-defying stunts, these books will get you in the mood for the South Florida Fair.
The blue ribbon Jalapeño Society jubilee / Carolyn Brown
World’s Fair / E.L. Doctorow
Dancing in the streets: a history of collective joy / Barbara Ehrenreich
State Fair / Erlene Fowler
How to sell what you make: the business of marketing crafts / Paul Gerhards
Yankee Doodle Dead / Carolyn Hart
Eiffel’s Tower: and the world’s fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count / Jill Jonnes
The night circus / Erin Morgenstern
Kill ‘em with cayenne / Gail Oust
Death of a crabby cook / Penny Pike (part of the “Food Festival Mystery” series)
As a special treat, if you log on to Hoopla through the Palm Beach County Library System’s website, you can watch Cirque du Soleil performances! Don’t forget to check out the Library System’s booth at the Fair!
Once again, Palm Beach Happening would like to thank Adam Davis, director of system services for the Palm Beach County Library System, for getting everyone in the mood to “share the fair!”