A Killer in the Crystal Palace


HISTORICAL: London, 1851, the Great Exhibition celebrates the arts, industry, and modern technology of the times. Miss Kara Levett, an expert in creating elaborate automaton mechanicals, gets admission with Mr. Niell Kier's help. Niell forges intricate iron scrollwork into exquisite artistic screens and gates. An unexpected connection of artistic respect sparks between the Baron’s daughter and the Scottish artist. Inside the Crystal Palace, after the event opens, they cross paths and appreciate the comments of the crowds for their respective contributions. A one-armed man is murdered with a part from one of Kara’s automatons. Other jealous exhibitors and a peerage committee member conclude that Kara is responsible.

This fast-paced mystery set in the Victorian period, intertwines two self-sufficient and gifted intellectuals on a quest to find a murderer. Kara is portrayed as a...

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