Search Results: "Margaret Truman"


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TRUMAN by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 1992

"Rich in detail, enthralling, and moving: a classic Presidential biography."
A gargantuan but surprisingly agile and spellbinding biography of the plain-speaking, plain-dealing Man from Missouri. Read full book review >

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MONUMENT TO MURDER by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Another is that the present volume, as so many earlier entries in this series were rumored to have been, is actually the work of a surviving ghostwriter whose talents might shine forth more brightly if they weren't tethered to Annabel, Mac and the Washington social register."
Veteran Washington insider Truman (1924-2008) rises from the grave—or does she?—for another round of murder, espionage and sightseeing. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The intricate, unconvincing caper makes you wonder whether the tale itself could be a forgery, though the ranks upon ranks of obscure eminences and the general absence of mystery mark it as genuine."
Caravaggio expert Luther Mason can hardly contain his excitement when he gets a call from aging Mafia don Luigi Sensi offering to sell him the Grottesca, a never-seen masterpiece that fell off a truck. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE POTOMAC by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"Not a bad review of her own long-running series, and this entry in particular."
Whether Truman's mirroring recent Washington scandals or just running out of landmark sites in which to dump bodies, her latest corpse is Pauline Juris, personal assistant and bagwoman to Wendell Tierney, of Tierney Development and the National Building Museum board, who is found floating in the relatively obscure current off Roosevelt Island, home of the Theodore Roosevelt memorial. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE OPERA by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"The tidbits of opera lore are more interesting and less intrusive than the lists of anti-terrorist agencies and policies, which read as if they were downloaded from the Web."
A production of Tosca at the Kennedy Center is nearly upstaged by real-life murder in the 22nd in Truman's Capital Crimes series (Murder at the Washington Tribune, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER AT FORD’S THEATRE by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2002

"Even so, this tightly focused detective yarn, shorn of Truman's uncomfortable fascination with international intrigue (Murder in Havana, 2001, etc.), gives Mac his best outing in years."
Ford's Theatre, where President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, has operated as a working theater ever since its reopening in 1965—as Truman whispers in one of her hundreds of historical asides—but the real drama on the eve of the latest Ford's Festival opening is outside in Baptist Alley, where senatorial intern Nadia Zarinski is beaten to death. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN HAVANA by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Patient readers, though, will learn the location of every Hemingway statue in Havana."
It may be only 90 miles from Miami to Havana, but Max Pauling, retired from the CIA to become a pilot and flight instructor, has the feeling he's traveling years into the past when he agrees to make the flight, ostensibly in order to do a routine delivery, but actually to find out whether America's own BTK Industries is using the German firm of Strauss-Lochner Resources as a front for its acquisition of revolutionary cancer therapies under development alongside the island's sugar and tobacco. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE HOUSE by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Neither does anybody else."
After her offbeat foray into international art fraud (Murder at the National Gallery, 1996), D.C. doyenne Truman returns to the scene of one of her earliest crimes—Capitol Hill—in this tangled tale of eight-term Congressman Paul Latham, whose nomination as Secretary of State runs into trouble on the night before his confirmation hearings, when he's gunned down in Statuary Hall, the former chamber of the House of Representatives. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE WASHINGTON TRIBUNE by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"The mystery itself is slight, with sparse clues, little doubt of the killer's identity and a gaping loose end that would get a less experienced author tossed back to the slush pile."
For the first time in her long-running Capital Crimes franchise (Murder at Ford's Theater, 2002, etc.), Truman spins her murderous web around a truly fictional center. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE WATERGATE by Margaret Truman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Beltway veteran Truman spices the tale with irrelevant reminiscences of power-broker Elfie Dorrance's four late husbands and juicier hints of scandals close to home, but the Mexican intrigue is marked by political analysis no deeper than you'd get from the next tourist."