Murder at the President's Door

Murder at the President's Door

An Eleanor Roosevelt Mystery

Book - 2001 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Eleanor Roosevelt embarks on her latest adventure when she delves into Washington's seedy underworld in search of the mastermind behind an assassination attempt, in a clever mystery that re-creates history. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Elliott Roosevelt's Murder at the President's Door is the 21st installment in the venerable but still very spry Eleanor Roosevelt mystery series. In her most intriguing adventure to date, the First Lady traces an assassination attempt to the depths of Washington D. C.'s underworld.

It is 1933 and the President and First Lady have just settled into the White House to face a nation in the depths of a depression and a world on the brink of war. When the body of a White House police officer is discovered at the foot of the president's bedroom door, Eleanor knows that the crime must be solved without attracting the attention of the FBI or the press. So with signature determination, the First Lady enlists the confidential aid of District of Columbia Lieutenant Edward Kennelly and trusted Secret Service agent Stanislaw Sxcygiel to help her investigate.

Eleanor soon realizes someone may have been trying to assassinate the president, but it is unclear why, after stabbing the officer, the suspect didn't crash into the bedroom and finish the job. Furthermore, it appears the killer knew the White House and its routines sufficiently well, leading the First Lady to question the motives of her White House staffers and grow wary of she and the President's new surroundings.

As the intrepid and charming Mrs. Roosevelt engages in her latest bit of Hawkshawing, readers are treated to all the historical re-creation and rich storytelling that have become hallmarks of the series. This satisfying wartime whodunit starring America's First Lady of Mystery is a warmly rewarding look at a fascinating era, and at a woman beloved by her family and her country-Eleanor Roosevelt.


Blackwell North Amer
Murder at the President's Door is the twenty-second installment in the venerable but still very spry Eleanor Roosevelt mystery series. In her most intriguing adventure to date, the First Lady traces an assassination attempt to the depths of Washington, D.C.'s, underworld.
It is 1933 and the President and First Lady have just settled into the White House to face a nation in the depths of the Depression and a world on the brink of war. When the body of a White House police officer is discovered at the foot of the President's bedroom door, Eleanor knows that the crime must be solved without attracting the attention of the FBI or the press. So with signature determination, the First Lady enlists the confidential aid of District of Columbia Lieutenant Edward Kennelly and trusted Secret Service agent Stanislaw Szcygiel to help her investigate.
Eleanor soon realizes someone may have been trying to assassinate the President, but it is unclear why, after stabbing the officer, the suspect didn't crash into the bedroom and finish the job. Furthermore, it appears the killer knew the White House and its routines sufficiently well, leading the First Lady to question the motives of her White House staffers and grow wary of her and the President's new surroundings.
As the intrepid and charming Mrs. Roosevelt engages in her latest bit of hawkshawing, readers are treated to all the historical re-creation and rich storytelling that have become hallmarks of the series. This satisfying wartime whodunit starring America's First Lady of Mystery is a warmly rewarding look at a fascinating era, and at a woman beloved by her family and her country - Eleanor Roosevelt.

Baker
& Taylor

Eleanor Roosevelt embarks on her latest adventure when she delves into Washington's seedy underworld in search of the mastermind behind an assassination attempt.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312274993
0312274998
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 22 cm.

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NattyBrownReader
Jan 15, 2015

This is NOT written by Elliott Roosevelt - He died in 1990 - this was not part of his unpublished manuscripts.

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