Murder in the Lincoln White House

Murder in the Lincoln White House Review

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? Quinn’s observation skills as a frontier scout are invaluable as he examines the victim and begins a complex investigation. 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

Quinn—with assistance from Sophie and Dr. Hilton—must make haste to solve the murder if he is to protect the president he’s pledged to serve. With the shadow of war looming on the horizon, there’s no margin for error, as no less than the fate of the nation is at stake . . .

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!” —#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward

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

“Witty, intriguing, and addictive.” —Publishers Weekly

“Phenomenal storytelling.” —Romantic Times

Title:Murder in the Lincoln White House

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  • Linda

    The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan)History carries a heavy stick. It raps to a familiar beat heard since the beginning of time. The panoramic stage weaves variations and set changes, but the act...

  • Juli

    It's March 4, 1861. Tension is riding high between the northern and southern states. War will soon break out, but for now, it's just rumblings and quiet threats. Newly elected President Abraham Lincol...

  • Stephanie Anze

    Its March 4, 1961, the night of the inagural ball for the newly elected president Abraham Lincoln. The room is packed with men & women, northerners & southerners and allies & enemies alike. President ...

  • Kathleen

    I want to give this a very solid 4.5 stars. This was especially well done historical fiction and an incredibly well done mystery! The author does an amazing job at putting you right into the heart of ...

  • Linda

    This is the first installment in C. M. Gleason's Lincoln White House Mysteries. It's President Lincoln's Inaugural Ball and the room is filled with attendees, both supportive and non-supportive. This ...

  • Krista Taracuk

    Frontiersman Adam Quinn left the racial tension of the Kansas Territory hoping to escape the memories of the violent deaths of his friends and the loss of his arm. He arrives in Washington, DC, in the...

  • Ashley

    I won this book on goodreads in return for a review. I really enjoyed this book! Plot twists, good research, and relatable characters. The only thing I had issues with were there were times when the m...

  • Bryleigh

    This was a lot of fun, and a real page-turner. I have a weakness for mysteries set in the past, and this one didn't disappoint. I'm not going to write much here because it would be hard not to spill t...

  • Albert

    Murder in the LIncoln White House by C.M. Gleason is one of those books that you want to like more than you really do and then spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to talk yourself into wanting to...

  • Jill Wittkopp

    Adam Quinn is our reluctant detective in this mystery series. A frontiersmen that wants nothing to do with big cities or politics finds himself by Mr. Lincoln’s side as he tries to hold the nation t...