Search Results: "Elliott Roosevelt"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN THE RED ROOM by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 1992

"Sporadically entertaining."
Another of the author's posthumous novels featuring Eleanor Roosevelt, super-sleuth (Murder in the Blue Room, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE MAP ROOM by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1998

"The tangled, predictable plot, with its legions of sinister Orientals, springs to life every time Madame Chiang sweeps into the room."
Still another room in FDR's White House is profaned by an unseemly corpse, this one of inoffensive wholesale shoe salesman George Shen, who certainly had no business in the White House—and who left no record, despite stiff wartime security, of ever having signed in. Read full book review >

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A FIRST CLASS MURDER by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 1991

"It's all wrapped up in the five days needed to cross the Atlantic—in a crisp, lively and modestly compelling story: the author's best."
Published posthumously, this is the ninth in a series celebrating the sleuthing skills of the author's mother Eleanor. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE LINCOLN BEDROOM by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"One of the weaker series entries, with the author evidently paying more attention to the First Lady's wardrobe than she ever did herself."
Persisting in the fiction that the late Elliott Roosevelt left behind dozens of manuscripts, his publisher, abetted by (likely) ghostwriter William Harrington, once again presents First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as sleuth. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE PRESIDENT’S DOOR by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"Readers of a certain age may enjoy the susurrus of names from the past—from Harry Truman to Bing Crosby, from Dutch Schultz to Meyer Lansky—in a story that's amiably readable despite its shortcomings."
Proof positive that Franklin Roosevelt wasn't the only member of his family to linger in office past his prime is yet another in the apparently endless procession of stories by the late Elliott Roosevelt, this one, like Murder in the Lincoln Bedroom (2000), readied for publication by William Harrington. Read full book review >

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A ROYAL MURDER by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 1994

"Fact and historical fiction blur in what is, absent Roosevelt's clear fixation on his mother, just a routine mystery."
Roosevelt (Murder in the East Room, 1993, etc.) again presses his mother into service as an amateur crime buster in yet another of his posthumously published mysteries. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE EAST ROOM by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"Easy to take and steadily entertaining."
Yet another of the late author's posthumous novels, this one set in 1940 toward the end of FDR's second term, with France about to fall to Hitler's armies and isolationist forces in the US opposing every move to help Britain. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE EXECUTIVE MANSION by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 1995

"With a puzzle a bit more complex than most in the series, this offers low-key, affable entertainment."
Back to the pre-WW II White House of 1939, as President Franklin Roosevelt and wife Eleanor prepare for a state visit from England's King and Queen. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENT'S MAN by Elliott Roosevelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"Repetitive, clichÇd hoodlum dialogue, perfunctory sex passages, and endless details of clothes worn and food eaten keep this one dull and static beneath all the gunfire, but history and nostalgia buffs might like it anyway."
First of a series of posthumous novels featuring Jack Endicott, a friend of and troubleshooter for Franklin Roosevelt, then New York Governor, soon to be elected to his first term as President. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE WEST WING by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 1992

"The most compelling so far of this fact-and-fiction series."
One more of Elliott Roosevelt's posthumously published novels centered on his able mother Eleanor's role as detective. Read full book review >

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NEW DEAL FOR DEATH by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1993

"The rest is mildly interesting and totally forgettable."
The second in this posthumously published series featuring Boston banker-playboy Jack Endicott (The President's Man, 1991) is set in 1932, just after FDR's nomination for President. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT MIDNIGHT by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 1997

"One of the best in the series."
Another of Roosevelt's posthumous stories (Murder in the Chateau, 1996, etc.)—this one set in the early days of FDR's first term, when a so-called Brain Trust was helping the President's efforts to solve the country's crucial problems. Read full book review >