Murder at the Capitol

Murder at the Capitol

by C. M. Gleason

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A mysterious murder leads presidential aide Adam Quinn to a Confederate spy ring in this “clever mystery” by the New York Times–bestselling author (Kirkus Reviews).
July 4, 1861. On Independence Day, the citizens of Washington, D.C., are celebrating as if the country hasn’t gone to war. But the city is teeming with Union recruits, and President Lincoln is at work with his War Department on a military strategy that will bring the conflict to a swift end. Manassas, Virginia, near Bull Run Creek, is in their sights.
As Congress convenes the next morning, a dead body is found hanging from the crane beneath the unfinished dome of the Capitol. Lincoln’s confidant, Adam Speed Quinn, is called upon to investigate what he soon determines to be murder. Working with Dr. George Hilton and journalist Sophie Gates, the former scout finds himself up against a Confederate sympathizer running a female spy network. She has an insidious plot to foil the Union Army’s march to Manassas—and it involves sending one of her most charming spies to get as close to Quinn as possible.

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ISBN-13: 9781496724007
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Series: Lincoln's White House Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 72,595
File size: 749 KB

About the Author

C. M. Gleason is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stoker & Holmes series for teens, in addition to the Lincoln’s White House Mysteries. She lives in the Midwest and is hard at work on her next novel. Learn more at:

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Murder at the Capitol 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
chefdt 25 days ago
Murder At The Capitol is the third book in the Lincoln’s White House Mystery series. It’s July 5th and the streets of Washington, D.C. are filled with revelers heading home from the July 4th celebration and soldiers awaiting orders to head off for their first major battle. A messenger has arrived at the White House with a message for President Lincoln’s confidant and friend, Adam Speed Quinn. Quinn is needed to report to the Capitol Building’s construction site. When he arrives he finds that there is a body hanging from the unfinished dome. He notices that his friend, Sophie Gates, an aspiring newspaper reporter, is there. He also sees Constance Lemange, a Southern belle and sympathizer, someone he has previously met. At first, it appears that the victim had committed suicide. Quinn engages Dr. Hilton to perform an autopsy. Once it is completed he has determined that it was murder. With the help of Sophie, Quinn sets off to learn who might have had it in for the victim. I love historical mystery series and this one in particular. The author provides the reader with a view of what life was like for citizens at the beginning of the Civil War and for President Lincoln. The story is very well-written the characters are very interesting. I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in this interesting and informative series.
Vesper1931 26 days ago
5th July 1861. After the celebrations of the 4th it is time for Congress to convene, but a body is found hanging from the unfinished dome of the Capitol. Witnessing the scene is Miss Sophie Gates and Miss Constance Lemagne. They ensure that Adam Speed Quinn, aide to the President is called to the building. Soon it is obvious that this is not a suicide. Adam with the help of Sophie investigate, among the rumours of an impending battle. Although the third in the series it can easily be read as a standalone story but I would certainly recommend reading the first two is see the development of the characters and their roles. An interesting and enjoyable well-written historical mystery, with its wide cast of likeable characters.