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 . . .
About the Author
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.
Praise for C.M. Gleason’s Murder in the Lincoln White House:
“History, mystery, and a little romance combine with a diverse cast of characters to start the new Lincoln’s White House Mystery series that’s difficult to put down! Right from the beginning, readers are seamlessly immersed into Lincoln’s inaugural ball and then peer over Adam Quinn’s shoulder at a shocking murder. This crisp look at our nation’s capital on the brink of pivotal history balances well with the mystery at hand and achieves the right blend of both. This broadens the novel’s appeal and shines a subtle spotlight on areas in which our current world still parallels the past. Well-known historical figures share the pages with the fictional ensemble, capturing an authentic portrait of the period and adding layers to both the plot and the setting. Perfect for mystery fans as well as Lincoln/Civil War aficionados.”- RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
“Gleason does a good job evoking the period with convincing detail.” - Publishers Weekly
“Gleason kicks off a new series with an adequate mystery and more than adequate descriptions of the nation's capital at a critical moment in history.”– Kirkus Reviews
Praise for C. M. Gleason's Murder in the Oval Library:
"An excellent mystery combined with brilliant historical detail." --Kirkus Reviews
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
“Sophisticated, sexy, surprising . . . This book grabs you and holds you tight till the very last page!” —J. R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Gleason’s novel is a well-oiled machine . . . the authentic historical framework . . . the compelling personalities.”—School Library Journal
“Witty, intriguing, and addictive.” —Publishers Weekly