Sup with the Devil

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Divided loyalties can lead to deadly obsessions...The new mystery starring American icon Abigail Adams!

After an attempt on the life of her young nephew Horace, Abigail Adams, wife of attorney John Adams, travels to Harvard to investigate. A mysterious woman hired Horace to translate some Arabic, then left him at the mercy of her henchmen. He survived-with a tale of pirate treasure...

Meanwhile one of Horace's fellow students-loyal to the ...

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Overview

Divided loyalties can lead to deadly obsessions...The new mystery starring American icon Abigail Adams!

After an attempt on the life of her young nephew Horace, Abigail Adams, wife of attorney John Adams, travels to Harvard to investigate. A mysterious woman hired Horace to translate some Arabic, then left him at the mercy of her henchmen. He survived-with a tale of pirate treasure...

Meanwhile one of Horace's fellow students-loyal to the King-is murdered. The Sons of Liberty are desperate to find the rumored gold, but Abigail wants the truth. For the Devil's treasure comes with a curse that could bring down anyone, regardless of where their allegiance lies.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Stephanie L. Petruso
Sup with the Devil is the third in Barbara Hamilton's series of Abigail Adams Mysteries. In this installment, our heroine and future First Lady is caught up in solving the murder of Harvard student George Fairfield. The young man is killed the day after Abigail visits with her nephew (and George's friend), Horace. George's slave Diomede is quickly arrested for the crime, but Abigail and Horace are certain the gentleman is not the killer and set out to learn who is. As they come closer to discovering the real culprit, Abigail finds herself and her family in real danger. Set against the backdrop of pre-Revolutionary Boston and Cambridge, Sup with the Devil brings many characters from American history to life as Abigail confers with her husband and interviews figures like Sam Adams and Paul Revere. Interesting customs of Harvard life are also described, such as freshman having to do anything an upperclassman requests, no matter how ridiculous the order. Though this book is not specifically aimed at teenage readers, those with an interest in American history and inoffensive mysteries might enjoy spending time in the world of the fictionalized Mrs. Adams. Authors such as Jennifer Donnelly, though, are writing teen historical mysteries with much more complex and compelling characters and plots. This book may be a good recommendation for those who have exhausted the best the teen section has to offer but is not a necessary purchase for a dedicated young adult collection. Reviewer: Stephanie L. Petruso
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425243206
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: Abigail Adams Mystery Series , #3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 980,745
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Hamilton is a pseudonym for a prominent author of historical mysteries who lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    a great pre Revolutionary War whodunit

    Seventeen years old Harvard oriental language student Horace Thaxter sends a note his Aunt Abigail Adams in Boston saying someone who his two uncles John and Mercer gave a reference to tried to kill him. Abigail heads to Cambridge where Horace tells her that Mrs. Lake hired him to translate Arabic. He explains to his aunt the note was written in Arabic letters but as if it was English and the content involved a 1688 meeting between pirate Captain Jezebel Pitts and Governor Morgan. After completing the project, Mrs. Lake is upset that there is no reference in the note about the Devil's Treasure she seeks. She gave Horace some food, which he insists were poisoned and her thugs abandoned him on a remote road; a farmer saved his life.

    As Abigail investigates what happened to her nephew, someone murders another student George Fairfield who had remained loyal to King-George. Abigail expands her inquiry from the lost treasure to the homicide while The Sons of Liberty want the allegedly cursed gold as do loyalists, neutralists and avarice souls.

    The latest Abigail Adams mystery (see The Ninth Daughter) is a great pre Revolutionary War whodunit that brings out the divisions between residents of Massachusetts as many oppose combat against the king. The investigation is clever as intelligent Abigail shows why she would one day be one of the more brilliant Fist Lady's. However, it is the historical tidbits, (like the oriental languages which include Russian, Persian, Arabic and biblical Aramaic, but not Chinese or Japanese) that anchors this great tale. Barbara Hamilton writes a delightful Abigail Adams tale one year after the tea.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    "Sup with the Devil" is the 3rd book in the Abigail Ad

    "Sup with the Devil" is the 3rd book in the Abigail Adams Mysteries written by Barbara Hamilton. I love this series and hope that it will continue. The author has met her stride with Sup and I hope that there are more books coming. Not that the author, Barbara Hamilton, doesn't know how to write a great mystery. She has written most of her books as Barbara Hambly.

    Ms. Hamilton has stayed true to character in her depiction of Abigail Adams. Mrs. Adams was a highly intelligent and well read woman whose advice was sought by not only her husband, but other high ranking men of the era. She basically raised her kids by herself as John was gone for years in Paris, Amsterdam and London where he lobbied for the new nation. She ran their farm and for the most part was the only farmer in the family. I love that Ms. Hamilton did not make her a ridiculous figure as Elliott Roosevelt did with his mother. Maintaining some of the language of the colonial era makes Sup a great historical mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Ban Harriet Klausner!!

    This is the fifth book she has ruined for me. I refuse to buy something where the plot is revealed. This is a review NOT a book report. She is spoiling it for others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Waiting for more

    BH combines my two favorites, mystery and American History. I see Abigail Adams in a whole new light and look forward to the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    To alexa

    Hey im julius yes im available . Im tall black and smart and buff. We should get togethr ; ) duce julis

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    Posted August 25, 2012

    Allyssa

    Hi

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    Posted August 23, 2012

    Alli

    Keep saying those pick up lines and gonna get ,ore than just a skinned knee look i dont fall for those lines ok grabs a knife throws it at an dot on the wall wanna woo me try doing tht ~alli passes u a blade :)

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    Posted August 23, 2012

    Cole

    Sure * takes blade and hits a fly thats flying around * so you wooed now

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    Posted July 4, 2012

    Storm

    Bleh. Lame....

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    Posted July 4, 2012

    Silena to alexa

    He is with marceline

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    Posted July 4, 2012

    Alexa

    Oh wow. Any AVAILABLE boy go to result 20

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    Posted July 4, 2012

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    He leaves

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    Posted July 3, 2012

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    Lol

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    Posted July 4, 2012

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Sup With The Devil by Barbara Hamilton continues the sleuthing a

    Sup With The Devil by Barbara Hamilton continues the sleuthing adventures of Abigail Adams on the eve of the Revolutionary War. The series just keeps getting better as tensions intensify. Soon, everyone will be forced to choose sides. But not quite yet. Abigail's nephew, a student at rustic Harvard University, enlists her aid in solving a mystery -- on that involves translations from Arabic, hidden pirate treasure, college pranks, the murder of a popular student who happened to be a British Loyalist, and the dire fate of the black servant who is the prime suspect. Desperate for cash, the Sons of Liberty would like nothing better to get their hands on the pirate loot, but there is more at stake here than a few pieces of eight. The ending is absolute dynamite.

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