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Murder in the Lincoln Bedroom (Eleanor Roosevelt #19)

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It is 1943 and upon the eve of the Trident Conference-a highly classified council attended by FDR, Winston Churchill, and Dwight Eisenhower with the purpose of planning an invasion of Western Europe-the White House is aflutter with preparations and the presence of extra Secret Service agents and soldiers. When a body is discovered in the Lincoln Bedroom while the conferees ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published February 18th 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 2000)
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Ellen Moore
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
In 1943, the Trident Conference was held in the White House. A White House employee, advisor to the President, is found dead in the Lincoln Bedroom. Some of the prominent persons mentioned in the book are General Dwight Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and his daughter Sarah Churchill, Harry and Bess Truman, and J. Edgar Hoover. Eleanor gets involved in the investigation of two murders along with the police and Secret Service. Strange ways to access the White House, and several groups of persons wh ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
In the midst of a top-secret conference among President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Dwight Eisenhower, a White House employee, Paul Weyrich, is found dead in the Lincoln Bedroom, bludgeoned by the proverbial blunt instrument. The corpse has a .32 revolver in his pocket, which raises several troubling questions: How was Weyrich able to smuggle a gun into the White House amidst tight wartime security, and for what purpose? Why was Weyrich killed? And i ...more
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a fun book where Eleanor Roosevelt is the detective when someone is found murdered in the Lincoln Bedroom. Things are even more interesting when you read that the book is written by her son Elliott Roosevelt. I also enjoyed reading about the real places, people and events for example, The Trident Conference. Most likely, I would read another one of these Eleanor Roosevelt mysteries.
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
Not the most thought out or complete book of the series, and it comes to a rather quick and abrupt end. But still an enjoyable read.
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The mystery here revolves around the murder of a White House staffer just outside the President's personal rooms. It's wartime, and the list of suspects is long from potential Nazi spies to homegrown assassins who see FDR as no better than Hitler. The mystery is tightly written, and getting to follow First Lady Eleanor as she works with the police and the Secret Service is lots of fun. She's insightful and witty. If you like Christie's Miss Marple or Jessica Fletcher, you'd probably like Eleanor ...more
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it
This from the Eleanor Roosevelt Murder series authored by her son Elliot Roosevelt. If you like mysteries, politics and history you might really enjoy these books. The basic plot line is that a murder is committed, often in the White House and the First Lady uses her logical prowess to solve the mystery. It is a traditional mystery format where there is a limited list of suspects and you are invited to think along with the detective.
What makes this series particularly interesting is the integr
Nov 09, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great, as always. I have read most of the titles in this series. The descriptions of Washington and the weaving of history into the mystery is great fun. Another feather in the amazing Eleanor Roosevelt's cap. The fact that they were written by her son is even more delicious. Since he has been dead for about ten years, the stories are getting a little thin and short. I'm not sure how many more there are to release, but I will keep on enjoying them.
Aline Newman
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one of a series of Eleanor Roosevelt mysteries ostensibly written by her son, Elliott. In truth, many, if not all, were written by a very skilled ghostwriter. That said, I've read several of them and really enjoy their historical insights into the WWII time period and the FDR White House.
Jan 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Easy read and fun to see how Elliott weaves facts from that era with interesting mystery fiction. I have enjoyed the series thus far.
Nov 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is my 3rd or 4th Elliott Rooselvelt book. He writes a good story as will as a little insight into history at that time in history.
Feb 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This was great! having just finished the 2 volumes of Eleanor's biography, everything made even greater sense to me and I had a much greater grasp on the times.
Oct 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
The Elliott Roosevelt mysteries are wonderful for letting you see into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and the political times.
Michell Karnes
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Another great read of Mr. Roosevelt. Eleanor solves another great mystery. As always the story has many historical details which make the story even more enjoyable.
Diane Wachter
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, mystery
HB-B @ 2000, 5/01. WWII, American involvement, Trident Conference, Churchill, FDR and murder. Good.
Sep 07, 2008 rated it liked it
Her novels all include lots of history of the White House and it's occupants of the time. Fun to read and learn something at the same time
Mar 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting White House and historical information.
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Elliott Roosevelt (September 23, 1910 – October 27, 1990) was an United States Army Air Forces officer and an author. Roosevelt was a son of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
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