A wonderful historical mystery!
Join President Grover Cleveland and his young bride as their resort honeymoon is interrupted by murder and intrigue, forcing the appealing couple to become detectives and solve the crime!
The year is 1886. Grover Cleveland, 22nd President of the United States, has taken a bride at age 49, the lovely 21 year old Frances Folsom. Married in the White House itself they have raced by carriage, meddlesome reporters trailing their every move, to take a private train to the Victorian mountain resort in Deer Park, Maryland, where they hope to share a wonderful honeymoon.
But, unbeknownst to them, there are dastardly schemes afoot and the suspicious death of one of the reporters complicates things for the happy couple, forcing them to investigate the mystery with the help of the police and special agents guarding them.
Gary Alan Ruse, author of mysteries, science fiction and techno-thrillers, has crafted a delightful period mystery tale readers are sure to enjoy!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
BookAngels12 was given a copy in return for a honest review. Read and Reviewed by JoAnn They say "never judge a book by it's cover". Well, it is the cover that drew me to it. I recognized a picture of one of our Presidents, however, I did not recognize which one. My fault as I did not pay a lot of attention in school to either Sister Emily Clare or the textbooks. The President was Grover Cleveland. President Cleveland marries his young bride, who is 21 and he 49. They get married at the White House. To avoid nosy reporters they are swiftly taken to the private train by a horse carriage. The reporters get wind of this and decide to follow. Luckily, the President and first lady manage to get away. Away to a beautiful mountain resort in Deer Park, Maryland for their honeymoon The reporters end up there, but the story turns out not to be the President but a murder of a young reporter among other things. There are people in the background plotting sinister things for their own benefit. The quiet honeymoon turns into an adventure they could not have imagined. Thanks to the President, his wife and those sent to guard him things are solved and then they can go on with their lives. I highly recommend this novella as it is an easy, interesting read. I give it 5 stars. Now, if you excuse me I am off to my next adventure with Gary Ruse this time into the cold war.
Hi buggie bookers! It’s me, Deb, again, back with another review on another book by Gary Ruse. What can I say? Another great mystery by a great author! The book I just completed reading was called “Murder in Deer Park” by Gary Ruse. It was a great murder mystery novelettethat definitely kept you reading. It started out with the newly married President of the United States, Grover Cleveland and his bride leaving for their honeymoon in a small town by the name of Deer Park. They are constantly followed by reporters wherever they go. After arriving at their destination, they go about enjoying their honeymoon until a dead body, who happened to be a reporter, is found outside the cottage they were staying in. Here is where I thought it got really interesting, because instead of the president leaving and letting the locals handle it, he stepped up and helped the police in Deer Park lead the investigation. He took the lieutenant and lead him down the right path and uncovered a whole conspiracy that had been unsolved for over a year in the small town. I am not going to give away the the conspiracy, you’ll have to read it yourself to find that out! I thought it was a great mystery, 5 buggies out of 5! I thought it was really great how the author used a very reputable past president in a good light. Great work Mr. Ruse! Thanks again for a great book! Deb Bushman