Murder at Ford's Theatre

by MARGARET TRUMAN | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0449007383 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 7/15/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Sunday, July 15, 2007
Picked this up at the Book Thing, pb copy. I've enjoyed all of Truman's books, and have read several recently. This is the next one in sequence for me to read.

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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, January 14, 2008
I reeeally enjoyed this one. I hadn't read any of Truman's books for several years, and then last summer I read the last 3 (before this one) in a row. Then I was a bit Trumaned out ;) But I promised this in a trade a couple of months ago, so it was time to read it and pass it on.

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.

Journal Entry 3 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Received in the mail today- marvelous! I have enjoyed other Margaret Truman books and look forward to getting to this one. I find them especially enjoyable since I live so close to and have visited many of the places she mentions in her books.

Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by wingKateKintailwing at Ford's Theatre in Washington, District of Columbia USA on Friday, April 17, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (4/18/2009 UTC) at Ford's Theatre in Washington, District of Columbia USA

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Journal Entry 5 by ucladave from Carlsbad, California USA on Wednesday, June 03, 2009
I found the book just as it is pictured in Journal Entry 4 on April 18 in the morning on my way to Ford's Theatre. It was so apropos, next to the theatre. I contained its ID number plus a business card with instructions, which is printed in Vista, CA, not far from where I live, and it had a book mark from The Ivy Bookshop.

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