Murder in the Oval Library

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Kensington Books, Sep 1, 2018 - Fiction - 304 pages
April 13, 1861: Rebel troops are across the Potomac River, only 800 feet from the White House and President Lincoln—but a murderer is even closer . . .

As the Civil War begins, an invasion of Washington, DC, seems imminent. Lincoln’s trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn’s old friend, Senator Jim Lane, hastily assemble a motley crew of just over a hundred men and garrison them in the East Room at the White House. But even as dawn breaks, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House. One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in the oval library, throat slit ear to ear. There is a murderer among them.

Lincoln promptly assigns Quinn to deal with the matter, who is in turn aided by journalist Sophie Gates and Dr. George Hilton. And to Quinn’s chagrin, the Southern belle Constance Lemagne insists on being involved in the investigation as well. But when Dr. Hilton examines the body, he makes a startling discovery that overturns all Quinn’s assumptions about the murder. With his president at grave risk from without and within, Quinn must act quickly to catch the White House killer . . .

Praise for the previous works of C. M. Gleason:

“Exhilarating . . . Sure to please.”
—The New York Times Sunday Book Review

“Wonderfully witty . . . deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining.”
—The Chicago Tribune

“Gleason’s novel is a well-oiled machine . . . the authentic historical framework . . . the compelling personalities.”
—School Library Journal

 

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Set in April 1861, Gleason’s lackluster sequel to 2017’s Murder in the Lincoln White House finds the residents of Washington, D.C., bracing for what everyone fears will be a successful assault by ... Read full review

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Contents

Also by Title Page Copyright Page Dedication ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CHAPTER
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
EPILOGUE
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

CHAPTER 12

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About the author (2018)

C. M. Gleason is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stoker & Holmes series for teens, in addition to the Lincoln White House mysteries. She lives in the Midwest and is hard at work on her next novel. Learn more at: cmgleason.com.

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