Jocelyn Green’s new releases are always at the very top of my reading list, simply because they are incredible stories filled with little-known historical insights, all told with a rich and masterful writer’s voice. “The Metropolitan Affair” is probably the best story I’ve read so far this year, and I highly recommend it to all fans of historical fiction. And one of the best parts? It’s only the first story in a new series, “On Central Park”, so we have more historic New York drama to look forward to soon!
Set in the 1920s at the Metropolitan Museum, our story is filled with Egyptian archaeological discoveries, a mysterious series of forgeries, and a surprising web that connects both pieces of this intricate and wide-reaching puzzle. With a museum curator and a police detective as our two protagonists, there is never a dull moment as the story unravels into a shocking climax.
I love reading historical fiction for so many reasons, but one of my top favorite aspects of Jocelyn Green’s stories is how they teach us real history while entertaining us with a compelling plot. I learned so much from this novel: how professionals detected a forgery, how Egyptian artists created their masterpieces, and even how the NYPD conducted investigations and arrests in the 1920s. A remarkable combination, wouldn’t you agree? All this combines with a memorable romance to create, well, a practically perfect story! So what are you waiting for? Find yourself a copy of “The Metropolitan Affair” and immerse yourself in the 1920s at the famous Met museum, where intrigue and history collide.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”