Murder in the Lincoln White House

Lincoln's White House Mystery

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March 4, 1861: On the day of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, the last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings—let alone murder! Fortunately the president has young Adam Quinn by his side . . .
 
Lincoln’s trusted entourage is on their guard. Allan Pinkerton, head of the president’s security team, is wary of potential assassins. And Lincoln’s oldest friend, Joshua Speed, is by his side, along with Speed’s nephew, Adam Quinn—called back from the Kansas frontier to serve as the president’s assistant and jack-of-all-trades.
 
Despite the tight security, trouble comes nonetheless. A man is found stabbed to death in a nearby room, only yards from the president. Not wishing to cause alarm, Lincoln dispatches young Quinn to discreetly investigate. Though he is new to Washington, DC, he must navigate through high society, political personages, and a city preparing for war in order to solve the crime. He finds unexpected allies in a determined female journalist named Sophie Gates, and Dr. Hilton, a free man of color. Together they must make haste to apprehend a killer. Nothing less than the fate of the nation is at stake . . .
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About the author

C. M. Gleason is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. Gleason lives in the Midwest and is hard at work on the next Lincoln White House Mystery. Learn more at: cmgleason.com.
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Publisher
Kensington
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Published on
Nov 28, 2017
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781496710208
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
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