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    MURDER IN THE OVAL LIBRARY (LINCOLN’S WHITE HOUSE MYSTERY)

    Book ID/图书代码: 03890018C00018

    English Summary/英文概要: 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. 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 . . .

    Chinese Summary/中文概要:

    Awards/获奖情况:Praise for C.M. Gleason’s previous mystery, Murder in the Lincoln White House

    "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

    "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

    About the Author/作者介绍: C. M. Gleason is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. Gleason lives in the Midwest and is hard at work on the next Lincoln White House Mystery. Learn more at: cmgleason.com.

    Format:HARDCOVER

    Rights Status/版权销售情况:Simplified Chinese/简体中文:AVAILABLE

    Complex/Traditional Chinese/繁体中文:AVAILABLE

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