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Elliott Roosevelt (1910–1990)

Autor(a) de Murder and the First Lady

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About the Author

Elliott Roosevelt, son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in New York City on September 23, 1910. He was a brigadier general in the Air Force during World War II, and held a variety of jobs, including Advertising Executive, Editor, Radio Broadcaster, and President of a company. His books range mostrar mais from an insider's view of his famous family to mystery novels set at the White House. Roosevelt died on October 27, 1990. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) A series of mysteries featuring Eleanor Roosevelt, credited to Elliott Roosevelt, were ghostwritten by William Harrington. The series continued until Harrington's death in 2000.

Image credit: Elliott Roosevelt. UH Photographs Collection.


Obras de Elliott Roosevelt

Murder and the First Lady (1984) 182 cópias
Murder in the Château (1996) 161 cópias
A First Class Murder (1991) 153 cópias
Murder in the Blue Room (1990) 148 cópias
Murder at the Palace (1988) 144 cópias
Murder in the Rose Garden (1989) 138 cópias
Murder in the Oval Office (1988) 136 cópias
Murder in the West Wing (1992) 131 cópias
Murder in the Red Room (1992) 127 cópias
Murder at Midnight (1997) 127 cópias
Murder in the East Room (1993) 125 cópias
The Hyde Park Murder (1985) 124 cópias
Murder at the President's Door (2001) 123 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Locais de residência
Indian Wells, California, USA
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
England, UK
Bellevue, Washington, USA
Roosevelt, Eleanor (mother)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (father)
Roosevelt, James (brother)
United States Army Air Forces
Miami Beach, Florida, USA (Mayor)
Aviso de desambiguação
A series of mysteries featuring Eleanor Roosevelt, credited to Elliott Roosevelt, were ghostwritten by William Harrington. The series continued until Harrington's death in 2000.



It’s 1938 and Eleanor Roosevelt is returning home on the S. S. Normandie from an ‘unofficial’ visit to France. Onboard ship she is surrounded by luminaries: Jack Benny & Mary Livingstone, Charles Lindbergh, Josephine Baker, and a very young John F. Kennedy. She is also surrounded by murder and international intrigue. A Russian diplomat is murdered during an impromptu cocktail party in his suite, and it appears only one person had the opportunity to spike his fatal drink. However, there are a myriad of suspects who might have wanted him dead. When a cache of jewels is stolen and another murder takes place, it seems there is a lot more going on aboard ship than meets the eye. Eleanor joins forces with the ship’s French detective, as well as Jack Kennedy, to solve the mystery and bring the killer to justice.

This is a reasonable little mystery that manages to hold the reader’s attention without being too captivating or entertaining. There really is nothing better than a traditional mystery set on a ship or a train, and the backdrop aboard the ocean liner Normandie is really the charming star of the show. All of the fun ‘guest stars’ are also a treat…especially Jack Benny; unfortunately, they are not as big a presence as they could have been, &—with the exception of Jack Kennedy—they don’t really come into play in solving the mysteries onboard. Eleanor Roosevelt herself comes across as kind of bland.

Politics and international intrigue— defections, Russian agents, turmoil in Europe, etc.—are a major component of the storyline which kind of made the story drag; espionage and war thrillers aren’t really my cup of tea, so I wish it had followed more of a straightforward cozy mystery plotline.

This isn’t a great mystery by any stretch of the imagination, but—if a copy happens to come your way—you could do a lot worse than this for reading material.
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missterrienation | Feb 21, 2024 |
Well written mystery with a little historical facts thrown in.It keeps your attention and it is short not a lot of fluff.I like it a lot.
StevenR | Jul 22, 2023 |
"Ma'am. Excuse me. No one is permitted to enter. We've got the East Hall blocked off." The man who had spoken was a young, uniformed White House policeman.

The First Lady glared at him. "I don't believe it's blocked against me," she said brusquely.

"Ma'am, I'm sorry, but I have my orders, ma'am, from the Secret Service agent in charge of the investigation....in a moment Stan Szczygiel came up the ramp. He was a veteran agent of the Secret Service.
"What's going on Stan? You are aware that Mr. Churchill-" "Nothing to do with him, ma'am. The problem is in the Lincoln Bedroom. We have a corpse in there."

Mrs. Roosevelt glanced quickly around. "Mr. Churchill will.be coming up at any minute. Close the door to the Lincoln Bedroom. Get these extra men out of sight. We don't want Mr. Churchill to know that a body has been found in the bedroom immediately opposite his."
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taurus27 | 1 outra resenha | Feb 22, 2023 |
How did he get Ms. Truman to allow his use of the title motif she established with the Capitol Crimes Series? I'm thinking friendship!
Huba.Library | 1 outra resenha | Aug 26, 2022 |



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