By Margaret Truman
It used to be the location of 1 of the main notorious assassinations in American historical past. Now bestselling secret grasp Margaret Truman premieres a brand new homicide at Ford’s Theater–one that’s scorching off today’s headlines.
The physique of Nadia Zarinski, an enticing younger girl who labored for senator Bruce Lerner–and who volunteered at Ford’s–is chanced on within the alley at the back of the theatre. quickly a couple of mismatched cops–young, studious Rick Klieman and gregarious veteran Moses “Mo” Johnson–start digging into the victim’s lifestyles, and locate themselves confronting an expanding solid of suspects.
There’s Virginia Senator Lerner himself, rumored to have had a sexual courting with Nadia–and part the ladies in D.C. lower than 90. . . . Clarise Emerson, producer/director of Ford’s Theatre and ex-wife of the Senator, whose nomination to go the nationwide Endowment for the humanities (NEA) is now threatened by means of the scandal . . . Jeremiah Lerner, her aimless, hot-tempered son, stated to were drowsing with Nadia whilst his well-known father wasn’t . . . Bernard Crowley, the theatre’s controller, whose feelings overflow on the point out of the crime . . . pale British level megastar Sydney Bancroft, determined for acceptance and a comeback, and armed with damning information regarding Clarise Emerson . . . and different advanced characters from each side of the footlights.
With her exceptional knowing of Washington and its gamers, and her savvy experience of the way unusual bedfellows minimize offers even in the course of mayhem, Margaret Truman consistently can provide the main subtle and gratifying suspense. Murder at Ford’s Theatre is her so much compelling, insightful novel but, certain to earn her a status ovation from her many enthusiasts and new fans alike.