Murder of Willie Lincoln

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Product Details

Price
$34.99
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.06 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780765385833

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About the Author

Burt Solomon is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and National Journal, where he has covered the White House and many other aspects of Washington life. In 1991 he won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He is also the author of the acclaimed Where They Ain't, a history of baseball in the 1890s. Solomon, his wife, and their two children live inside the Beltway. The Murder of Willie Lincoln is his first novel.

Reviews

"Solomon offers a deeply imagined and entirely plausible account of the Lincoln White House at its saddest...You won't guess whodunit until the final, suspenseful page."--Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Well-plotted, beautifully researched and gripping to the final page."--Daniel Stashower, author of The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

"Vivid, captivating, and, dare I say, seductively plausible."--John Taliaferro, author of All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

"An original plot, plausible characterizations of historical figures, and solid prose combine to make this historical fiction debut a winner."--Publishers Weekly

"The puzzle is plausibly immersive, the solution heartrendingly surprising...Solomon portrays Hay as an effective, likable sleuth and compelling political player."--Booklist

"An engaging roman a clef...here's hoping that Mr. Solomon finds something else for John Hay to apply his fertile mind."--The Washington Times

"The pace and characterizations in this mystery are superb. The historic backdrop is expertly painted, and everyone's talk rings true: slave, free, secesh, Lincoln, even lascivious Kate Chase. But do not expect the expected ending."--James M. Cornelius, Curator, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Springfield, Ill.