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Murder In The Oval Library is the second book in the Lincoln s White House Mystery series.This is a win win series for me I love historical mysteries and the author skillfully weaves actual events from the time into the story.Fort Sumter has been fired on and the war has begun President Lincoln is busily trying to put together an army to protect Washington, DC from being invaded by Rebels from Virginia New Senator Jim Lane has about 100 members of his Frontier Guard garrisoned at the White H Murder In The Oval Library is the second book in the Lincoln s White House Mystery series.This is a win win series for me I love historical mysteries and the author skillfully weaves actual events from the time into the story.Fort Sumter has been fired on and the war has begun President Lincoln is busily trying to put together an army to protect Washington, DC from being invaded by Rebels from Virginia New Senator Jim Lane has about 100 members of his Frontier Guard garrisoned at the White House The next morning everyone is relieved that an invasion has not occurred, but there is a scream from one of the maids when she finds one of the Frontier Guard has had their throat cut President Lincoln, once again, calls on Adam Speed to investigate the gruesome murder In turn, Speed calls on Sophie Gates, a reporter writing as Henry Altman, to help him search for the murderer Speed also calls on Dr George Hilton to help with his investigation and provides some shocking information Sophie also meets Clara Barton and helps her care for the soldiers from Massachusetts who had been injured on their way to DC.I thought this was a well plotted and exciting story Gleason also provides the reader with an interesting and believable cast of characters What I also found very interesting is how easy it was to get access to the White House The author may have stretched the truth a little, but I do remember reading in history class about the people lining the White House looking for government jobs The author has also included in her Author Notes sources that readers might want to check out forinformation on the period that the book to place.I will definitely be watching for the next book in this exciting series I am becoming a real fan of books about Lincoln, and this one had an interesting premise, but the writing is rather like a YA, so I could only persist through 30% I am not at all surprised that she has written a series of books for teens I might have enjoyed this when I was about 12. Thanks to Kensington Books and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review For those that love a good historical fiction novel, then this one is perfect for you This is set in the late 1800 s Lincoln has just been elected President and the US is in turmoil The country is on the brink of the Civil War with the South beginning to succeed, and to make things worse, a body is found in the library of the White House.Lincoln assigns Adam Quinn to the case He is accompanied Thanks to Kensington Books and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review For those that love a good historical fiction novel, then this one is perfect for you This is set in the late 1800 s Lincoln has just been elected President and the US is in turmoil The country is on the brink of the Civil War with the South beginning to succeed, and to make things worse, a body is found in the library of the White House.Lincoln assigns Adam Quinn to the case He is accompanied by Sophie Gates and Dr George Hilton, they try to quickly unravel the mystery with mounting pressure as the Confederates start to cross into Northern territory I really enjoyed that Gleason sprinkled the story with actual historical figures that added another level of authenticity to the novel.I enjoyed the mystery element and the setting I feel like I never really see historical fiction novels about this time period all the ones lately take place in Victorian England not complaining about that I think I need to go back and read book one to get to know the characters a little better, but I would highly recommend picking this series up I also enjoyed the Author s Note at the end of the book I enjoyed this It s a well plotted murder mystery, with likable characters, good pacing and a bonus of an interesting history lesson about a period I enjoy the civil war.This series really is almost a history book, although it s fiction The author does clearly exhaustive research and there is plenty of reality woven in with the fiction It makes history interesting and engaging and teaches while it entertains.I loved the feeling of being in the White House with the characters, getting to spe I enjoyed this It s a well plotted murder mystery, with likable characters, good pacing and a bonus of an interesting history lesson about a period I enjoy the civil war.This series really is almost a history book, although it s fiction The author does clearly exhaustive research and there is plenty of reality woven in with the fiction It makes history interesting and engaging and teaches while it entertains.I loved the feeling of being in the White House with the characters, getting to spend time with President Lincoln, and experiencing the early days of the civil war through the eyes of the characters.Certainly this was not an easy time for the U.S., but it very much makes for engrossing reading for a present day reader I listened to this as an audio book and the narrator was good.Overall this book and this series are solid, well written and entertaining stories that blend good fiction with actual history for an easy, enjoyable read The year is 1861 Lincoln has been inaugurated the South has started to succeed the country is on the brink of a civil war Oh, and a body is found in the Oval Library of the Whitehouse Abraham Lincoln assigns Adam Speed Quinn the task of digging for the truth Sophie Gates, an independent reporter writing for the New York Times, appoints herself as his assistant Together they will need to put together the pieces of a puzzle that will only becomecomplicated once Washington DC is invade The year is 1861 Lincoln has been inaugurated the South has started to succeed the country is on the brink of a civil war Oh, and a body is found in the Oval Library of the Whitehouse Abraham Lincoln assigns Adam Speed Quinn the task of digging for the truth Sophie Gates, an independent reporter writing for the New York Times, appoints herself as his assistant Together they will need to put together the pieces of a puzzle that will only becomecomplicated once Washington DC is invaded by the Rebels from the South.The story was a fun read and held this reader s attention for the duration of the book Well worth my time A Note From The Author does a good job of helping to connect the story to the historical events in the days immediately following the inauguration What was disappointing was that events discussed in the book could not be verified through Google, etc As I have said in earlier reviews, the ability to follow up with a bit of independent research is what makes an historical novel particularly interesting The brief essay at the end ties the book to some of that history, but it also leaves some questions unanswered.Having said that, I have ordered an earlier title by the same author written with the same characters and similar sitting I do not expect to be disappointed.This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review The opinions are mine alone Murder in the Oval Library by C.M Gleason is the second book in the Lincoln s White House Mystery series As Lincoln waits for the Confederate Army to begin its attack on Washington DC, about a hundred men, the Frontier Guard, are in the White House awaiting for the attack One of these men is found dead in the Oval Library Is there a murderer among them President Lincoln, knowing he can trust Adam Quinn, asks him to catch the killer Adam once again uses his friends, Sophie, Dr Hilton, and Murder in the Oval Library by C.M Gleason is the second book in the Lincoln s White House Mystery series As Lincoln waits for the Confederate Army to begin its attack on Washington DC, about a hundred men, the Frontier Guard, are in the White House awaiting for the attack One of these men is found dead in the Oval Library Is there a murderer among them President Lincoln, knowing he can trust Adam Quinn, asks him to catch the killer Adam once again uses his friends, Sophie, Dr Hilton, and Miss Lemagne to help him I really enjoyed getting to know the characters better in this second book We learnabout their pasts and come to understand them better By far my favorite aspect of the book was the historical elements Author Gleason does a great job of describing events while still caring a story forward I learned so much about the beginnings of the Civil War from this book There were so many things I did not know and I was constantly doing further research to see if it was fact or fiction Gleason describes these events in a way that I could easily picture Washington during this crucial time in our history Washington then is not the Washington we see when we go there now and Gleason did a great job in placing me in the correct Washington We are also shown this time period from the perspective of not only North and South, but race, and class Murder in the Oval Library is a quick, engaging murder mystery Though the setting of the beginning of the Civil War could be heavy, the story provides lots of information without weighing down or getting lost in a murder mystery Murder in the Oval Library is the second in a series, and I do think it would be beneficial to read the first one first, though it isn t necessary I love to get to know characters really well and so reading the first book givesof that information, but it wasn t necessary to the storyline.My copy of Murder in the Oval Library was provided by Kensington Publishing in exchange for an honest review Thanks Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy for an honest review No synopsis you can get that above Three things resonated with me right out of the gate Civil War era, a mystery, an a historical fiction novel that wasn t a romance Sometimes that seems to be the only genre when searching for historical fiction I really enjoyed this book The plot mystery was constructed very well not predictable A few twists and turns along the way There was a delightful array of characters from all different b Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy for an honest review No synopsis you can get that above Three things resonated with me right out of the gate Civil War era, a mystery, an a historical fiction novel that wasn t a romance Sometimes that seems to be the only genre when searching for historical fiction I really enjoyed this book The plot mystery was constructed very well not predictable A few twists and turns along the way There was a delightful array of characters from all different backgrounds personalities They each had a distinct voice none seemed cliched The main protagonist Adam Quinn He came across very shrewd always observing never giving too much a way.The crown jewel for me in this, was that real persons weren t just talked about, they actually were part of the story interacted with the fictional characters Gleason did a fantastic job with this They jumped off the page in a natural, 3 D, flesh blood fashion This book was as much character driven plot driven.This was the second book in this series I plan on reading the first look forward to future installments War has been declared As tensions grow, Adam Quinn is tasked with solving yet another murder on top of protecting Mr Lincoln With help from old friends and new, he learns just how close danger can lurk.This is an excellent follow up to the first book Familiar characters return to help Adam follow the clues to the killer Sophie Gates, a woman journalist, and Dr George Hilton are among his chief allies to solving the crime Dr Hilton is without a doubt one of my favorite characters from the War has been declared As tensions grow, Adam Quinn is tasked with solving yet another murder on top of protecting Mr Lincoln With help from old friends and new, he learns just how close danger can lurk.This is an excellent follow up to the first book Familiar characters return to help Adam follow the clues to the killer Sophie Gates, a woman journalist, and Dr George Hilton are among his chief allies to solving the crime Dr Hilton is without a doubt one of my favorite characters from these books.There continues to be a slight triangle of attraction between Adam, Sophie, and Southern belle, Constance Lemange, who is doing her best to help the Confederate cause from Washington DC This is my least favorite part of this book.Overall, the plot is well balanced, keeping the tension high with the city under threat and a killer on the loose Historical figures are woven in expertly, and are presented as they might have been.I would recommend this to readers looking for a historical mystery (FREE DOWNLOAD) ⚡ Murder in the Oval Library: Lincoln's White House Mystery #02 ⚟ With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begunand an invasion of Washington, DC, from Secessionist Virginia seems imminent As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capitalLincoln s trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn s old friend from the Bloody Kansas conflict, Senator Jim Lane, hastily assemble a motley crew of just over a hundred men and garrison them in the East Room at the White House itself Dubbed the Frontier Guard, these rough and tumble patriots steel themselves for the inevitable attackBut even as dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in the oval library, throat slit ear to ear There is a murderer among themLincoln promptly assigns Quinn to deal with the matter, who is in turn aided by journalist Sophie Gates and Dr George Hilton And to Quinn s chagrin, the Southern belle Constance Lemagne insists on being involved in the investigation as well But when Dr Hilton examines the body, he makes a startling discovery that overturns all Quinns assumptions about the murder With his president at grave risk from without and within, Quinn must act quickly to catch the White House killer I m really enjoying this new mystery historical fiction series Both books move along at a brisk pace, so I never get bored I enjoy and root for most of the characters, with the glaring exception of Constance Lemange, who is a syrupy, stereotypical insult to every woman who has ever lived below the Mason Dixon line Myself included If the author wanted to make the Confederates look bad, they did that for themselves all she had to do was write the truth There was no need for this posturing li I m really enjoying this new mystery historical fiction series Both books move along at a brisk pace, so I never get bored I enjoy and root for most of the characters, with the glaring exception of Constance Lemange, who is a syrupy, stereotypical insult to every woman who has ever lived below the Mason Dixon line Myself included If the author wanted to make the Confederates look bad, they did that for themselves all she had to do was write the truth There was no need for this posturing little peacock.The thing I most like about this series is how it shows, without being preachy or intrusive, this particular time in history from so many differing viewpoints Northern, Southern, white, black, Irish, Eastern, Western, wealthy, poor.I highly recommend this series to mystery and historical fiction fans These are fast and fun books that leave you with something to think about at the end a rare combination