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Judge Horace Blackwell is found stabbed to death in his room at the Executive Mansion, and Sara Carter, a black maid, is summarily arrested. Faced with the steamy facts of Blackwell's private life--his mob connections and the related death of a speakeasy bouncer--Eleanor finds suspects and motives aplenty. It takes sharp wits and common sense to solve a crime while servingJudge Horace Blackwell is found stabbed to death in his room at the Executive Mansion, and Sara Carter, a black maid, is summarily arrested. Faced with the steamy facts of Blackwell's private life--his mob connections and the related death of a speakeasy bouncer--Eleanor finds suspects and motives aplenty. It takes sharp wits and common sense to solve a crime while serving tea to the ladies of the crusade for decency, but can Eleanor save Sara from the electric chair--and save Washington from a cunning killer?...

Title : Murder at Midnight
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ISBN : 9781568653587
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 216 Pages
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Murder at Midnight Reviews

  • Joan
    2018-12-07 02:23

    This was one published after the author's death. I don't know who is ghost writing them but they seem to think extra attention to sex will make the book sell. Elliot had no problem with sex but he treated it carefully and kept the mores of the time in his mind. A lot of this seemed unnecessary. To be fair, I read it to the end but there wasn't much that was new, and no new information about the times such as changes in the way women were accepted into the workplace, etc. I wish these families would just let series END when the author dies off. I guess they ran through royalties fast enough they need the money which doesn't say much for the economic sense of the remaining family.

  • Livia
    2018-12-03 23:19

    An outstanding mystery written by the son of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt! This is Book 16 in the series where the First Lady Eleanor is the sleuth. There's plenty of history in this one and the story takes place during the early days of FDR's first term. The couple is still getting use to running a country that is mired in prohibition and a financial depression when one of the President's "brain trust" members is murdered in his room in the Executive Wing of the White House. The deceased is Judge Horace Blackwell and while he may be considered a sharp cookie by FDR, turns out he is really the scum of the earth. A black maid is accused of the murder and the First Lady sets out to prove to the Secret Service and the DC Police that they have the wrong person in custody. I enjoy this series so much and readers you should know that the books in this series were not released in order. I started reading this series in the late 90s and to date I've read only five and none in order. It doesn't matter, if you know your history you can pick up on the timeframe and what's going on in the world. These books are very hard to find in stores and it's taken a while for me to find the ones I have for a reasonable price.

  • Ellen Moore
    2018-11-12 03:25

    I found this book interesting with several shady characters and several well known persons of that time. There were twists and turns in the story to keep the reader guessing. As usual, the first lady got involved and with her organization and observation skills and empathy for those falsely accused, she played a large part in solving the murders.

  • Mary
    2018-11-12 01:14

    I find it fun to read this series as Elliott mixes events and news worthy items that took place during the time of the Roosevelt administration. Its intriguing to see he uses them in his murder mysteries. I find myself looking up many of the famous people mentioned in the book to find out who they were and what they were famous for.

  • J. Ewbank
    2018-12-04 02:28

    Actually, was not sure what to expect when I began reading this book. Had read some of them by Margaret Truman, but not Elliott. It was surprisingly very good and I enjoyed it.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"

  • Michell Karnes
    2018-11-20 04:38

    Murder at Midnight continued with the style and fun plot of murder that Elliot Roosevelt brings. These books are quick and somewhat predictable but I do enjoy them. I love the historical aspects that pop in such as Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower being present at a dinner at the White House.

  • Cindy
    2018-11-20 01:35

    These mysteries are excellent. I love how the author brings in all the history of the time. In this book, it's 1933 and everyone from baseball players to outspoken politicains are meeting at the Whitehouse. Great read.

  • Lesley
    2018-12-12 06:16

    A fun book to read, relaxing but interesting.

  • Jemera Rone
    2018-12-01 23:28

    Eleanor Roosevelt solves this mystery at the same time as lkving in the White House and receiving notables of the time, such as Gertrude Stein.

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-29 01:23

    It was a pretty 'meh' read. The story was interesting enough, the concept of Eleanor Roosevelt solving crimes, cool, but something about the style of writing just didn't work for me.

  • Janene
    2018-12-05 04:37

    The Elliott Roosevelt mysteries are wonderful for letting you see into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and the political times.