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Book Two: Lincoln's White House Mysteries

Murder in the Oval Library

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…
With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun—and an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital.
Lincoln’s trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn’s old friend from the Bloody Kansas conflict, 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 itself. Dubbed the Frontier Guard, these rough-and-tumble patriots steel themselves for the inevitable attack. 
But even as dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, 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…

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Published: August 2018

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April 14, 2018

I’ll be attending A Rally of Writers on April 14, 2018. Many fantastic authors will be in attendance. This event is in its 31st year and is always a great experience. Be sure to register in advance. You don’t want to miss this!

A Rally of Writers
Lansing Community College West Campus Conference Center
5708 Cornerstone Drive 
Lansing, MI 48917

April 27-29, 2018

I’m excited to be taking part in Malice Domestic 2018 from April 27-April 29, 2018. This annual convention is for fans of mysteries. It’s going to be a great event!

Malice Domestic 2018
Bethesda North Marriot Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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