Friday, February 13, 2009

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Describes the assassination of the sixteenth president of the United States and the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth, his killer, and his accomplices. This book is based on Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, which won the Edgar Award. The author, who was born on Lincoln's birthday, has collected books, documents, and artifacts about the life and death of Lincoln since he was 10 years old.

1 comment:

Patricia Ann Owens/School Library Journal said...

...Readers will be engrossed by the almost hour-by-hour search and by the many people who encountered the killer as he tried to escape. It is a tale of intrigue and an engrossing mystery.