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Murder in the Oval Library

Murder in the Oval Library

Book 2, Lincoln's White House Mysteries

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…

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Murder in the Lincoln White House

Murder in the Lincoln White House

Book 1, Lincoln's White House Mysteries

March 4, 1861: On the day of Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, the air is charged with hope and apprehension. 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…

At the inaugural ball, 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—instead of the high-profile Pinkerton—to discreetly investigate.

Could the proximity of the murder possibly be a coincidence? Or is the crime directly related to Lincoln himself—possibly a political act?

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April 28, 2019

Brighton Coffee House & Theater
306 W Main St
Brighton, MI

“Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Civil War Washington DC”

Join me for a discussion about how I conduct research for my historical mystery series, The Lincoln’s White House Mysteries, and some of the many fascinating things I’ve learned about Abraham Lincoln and his Washington DC. The event lasts from 3-5 pm.


May 3-5, 2019

Malice Domestic
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Rockville, MD 20852

I will be participating in Malice Domestic! This convention is a must for fans of mystery. Join me and more than 200 other authors May 3rd through the 5th. I hope to see you there!