Nellie Bly — Victorian Age detective‚ reporter‚ and feminist — takes up a challenge by Jules Verne to beat the eighty days it took his fictional hero Phileas Fogg to race around the world. Nellie tackles the journey — alone‚ with a single change of clothes — against the wishes of her publisher‚ Joseph Pulitzer‚ who deems it too dangerous for a woman. But in her official account‚ Seventy-Two Days Around the World‚ Nellie leaves out one riveting event: a mysterious death.
“What a stroke of genius that McCleary chose an early female pioneer of journalism for her sleuth… . Fans of Suzanne Arruda and Rhys Bowen will love this one.”
— starred‚ Library Journal
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