Murder at Ford's Theatre
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From the cover -
It was the site of one of the most infamous assassinations in American history. Now the body of Nadia Zarinski, an attractive young woman who worked for Senator Bruce Lerner, is discovered in the alley behind Ford's Theatre. Soon a pair of mismatched copys - young, studious Rick Klayman and gregarious veteran Moses "Mo" Johnson - start digging into the victim's life, and find themselves confronting an increasing cast of suspects. From Virginia Senator Lerner himself, rumored to have had a sexual relationship with Nadia, to his ex-wife Clarise, whose nomination to head the NEA is now threatened by the scandal - no one escapes the footlights of suspicion.
11/16/07 update - Reserved for Katekintail in trade for Fahrenheit 451.
I enjoyed the setting of this one in Ford's Theatre. I just visited there a few years ago. Somehow in my DC visits over the years, I had never before been to Ford's Theatre. (BTW, I enjoyed the author's explanation in the beginning of the book - how she decided it should be theatre, and not theater. Personally, I always regard a theater as a place for movies, and a theatre as a place for live plays. But that's just me...)
Highlight below for my spoiler comments -
I thought Margaret Truman had a very interesting storyline going, with the parallel stories of John Wilkes Booth and the has-been actor, Sydney Bancroft. I was so sure during Sydney's "soliloquoy" that he was the one who had killed Nadia. I'm not sure whether I would have preferred that ending (would that have been too predictable?) or the ending we got - with Sydney being a "red herring" (unexpected, and being deceived by the author).
Regardless, I enjoyed spending time in Mac and Annabelle's world again, and Sydney Bancroft was quite a character.
Mailed to Katekintail on 1/17.
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