Alice and the Assassin: An Alice Roosevelt Mystery
Alice & the Assassin by R.J. Koreto is the first in a new mystery series about Alice Roosevelt, eldest daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. Unconventional, outspoken, and, by everyone’s definition including her own, a handful for anyone to manage. Alice follows no one’s rules about how she should behave. Theodore Roosevelt had been quoted as saying, “I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot do both.” Truer words have not been spoken.
Within the first pages, Alice’s over-the-top personality is evident. Nothing is too outrageous. Even the head of the Secret Service is no longer shocked by her behavior. When Alice stumbles upon new evidence in the case of President McKinley’s assassination, she enlists the aid of her personal body guard, Secret Service agent Joseph St. Clair, to follow the leads and possibly protect her own father from assassination.
As the evidence mounts, the danger increases. From high-society parties and private clubs to seedy bars and dangerous neighborhoods, Alice and St. Clair will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.
History buffs will love the subtle connections to real life people in Alice’s life and mystery readers will enjoy the plot twists and danger of this historical mystery novel.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||R. J. Koreto|
|Page Count||288 pages|
|Publisher||Crooked Lane Books|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|
|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|