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Murder in the White House: A Capital Crimes Novel by Margaret Truman

Reviewed by Jud Hanson

Murder at the White HouseThe Webster Presidency has some skeletons. They can be revealed by one man, the
Secretary of State and that man has now been found strangled to death in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. Only a select group of people are even able to access this floor and now one of them is a killer. President Webster appoints Ron Fairbanks as a special prosecutor to investigate the murder and by Executive Order gives him unprecedented power. The conspiracy behind the Secretary’s death reaches further and wider then Fairbanks can imagine and there are some in the Capitol who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets. Fairbanks must dig deep and look far to solve this murder before he himself becomes a victim.

Murder in the White House by Margaret Truman is the first in a long-running series featuring various landmarks in the Capitol. This series should appeal to a wide demographic of readers, those that enjoy a good mystery without the scientific complexity found in other writers’ works, such as Kathy Reichs or Jefferson Bass. Truman’s characters are well thought out and while her plots aren’t overly involved, they are developed enough to keep the reader interested until the very last page. Sadly, Truman is no longer with us but her series will be for years to come. I plan to read the entire series and can honestly give this book 3/5 stars.

*A copy of this book was the only compensation given in exchange for this review.*

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