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eBook Elliott Roosevelt's Murder at the President's Door: An Eleanor Roosevelt Mystery download ISBN: 0786240938
Author: Elliott Roosevelt,William Harrington
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 267
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Category: Mystery
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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, Women detectives, Presidents' spouses.

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, Women detectives, Presidents' spouses. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Eleanor soon realizes someone may have been trying to assassinate the president, but it is unclear why, after stabbing the officer, the suspect didn't crash into the bedroom and finish the job. Furthermore, it appears the killer knew the White House and its routines sufficiently well, leading the First Lady to question the motives of her White House staffers and grow wary of she and the President's new surroundings.

by Elliott Roosevelt (Author). From Publishers Weekly

by Elliott Roosevelt (Author). Book 22 of 22 in the Eleanor Roosevelt mysteries Series. From Publishers Weekly. Murder at the President's Door, written by William Harrington for the estate of Elliott Roosevelt (d. 1990), the son of FDR and Eleanor and author of an elegant but cozy historical mystery series starring his parents), entwines the stoic first lady in her 21st sleuthing adventure. This time, an assassination attempt sends her deep into . s criminal world, where, despite the efforts of the nation's top investigators, it's she who hunts down the would-be assassin.

Murder at the President's Door. Book in the Eleanor Roosevelt Series). by William Harrington. The mystery series, featuring Eleanor Roosevelt as the primary detective, is fascinating, not for the inventive plots but rather for the glimpse into the world of FDR's presidency. Only a son could have gotten away with such an unusual set-up.

Murder at the President's Door (Eleanor Roosevelt, Published 2001 by St. Martin's Minotaur. Author(s): William Harrington, Elliott Roosevelt (Creator).

Elliott Roosevelt (September 23, 1910 – October 27, 1990) was an American aviation official and wartime officer in the United States Army Air Forces, reaching the rank of Brigadier General. He was a son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. As a reconnaissance commander, Roosevelt pioneered new techniques in night photography and meteorological data-gathering, but his claims to a distinguished record on combat missions have been largely discounted.

Elliott Roosevelt, son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in New York City on September 23, 1910. His books range from an insider's view of his famous family to mystery novels set at the White House. Roosevelt died on October 27, 1990.

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In her most intriguing adventure to date, the First Lady traces an assassination attempt to the depths of Washington D. s underworld. It is 1933 and the President and First Lady have just settled into the White House to face a nation in the depths of a depression and a world on the brink of war. When the body of a White House police officer is discovered at the foot of the president's bedroom door, Eleanor knows that the crime.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Mysteries began with Murder and the First Lady in 1984 and ended in 2001 with Murder at the President’s Door. Murder and the First Lady. The Hyde Park Murder. Murder at Hobcaw Barony. The White House Pantry Murder. Murder at the Palace. Murder in the Oval Office. Murder in the Lincoln Bedroom. Murder at the President's Door.

Eleanor Roosevelt embarks on her latest adventure when she delves into Washington's seedy underworld in search of the mastermind behind an assassination attempt.
Comments: (7)
Early Waffle
The mystery series, featuring Eleanor Roosevelt as the primary detective, is fascinating, not for the inventive plots but rather for the glimpse into the world of FDR's presidency. Only a son could have gotten away with such an unusual set-up.

The historic characters are especially interesting: The hated J. Edgar Hoover with his paramour, Agent Clyde Tolson; FDR's female companion who spent hours alone with him in his bedroom and Eleanor not minding; Eleanor's female companions of questionable sexual orientation; Gen. McArthur, afraid his mama will find he has a Filipino girl stashed in a Washington hotel; etc.

And we learn little tidbits about life in the White House during the Great Depression. Alcohol flowed, and prohibition couldn't stop it. The Roosevelts were responsible for buying all the groceries, and Eleanor had to keep a tight budget; tuna salad sandwiches for lunch, even though FDR hated them. The cook was really bad--on purpose, presumably, so people wouldn't eat so much. The floors sagged. The elevator didn't work much of the time. The furniture and draperies were shabby. There were secret entrances to the White House, tunnels to carry away rain water.

And murders happened with surprising regularity, in practically every room of the White House or wherever Eleanor happened to be. Nevermind that we never read about them in the newspaper. Eleanor kept a tight lid on the publicity.

In this installment a guard is stabbed right outside FDR's bedroom door, and no one saw a thing. Two detectives work with Mrs. Roosevelt in preventing the newspapers from hearing of it and in finding the murderer. The solution is unlikely, even absurd, but who cares? One shouldn't read the Eleanor Roosevelt novels for the plots. In fact, if the murder was omitted entirely in most cases, here especially, this would still be quite fun.
Preve
Excellent mystery right to the last page full of suspense and unknown! Staged outside POTUS's bedroom door and around the adventurous Virginia suburbs in the days of prohibition, this novel did not disappoint!!
Jozrone
A fun read and good stories. Have read the entire series several times

Too dad this is the only one of the series on kindle.
Shan
It was an OK read. I was hoping for more considering Eleanor was the detective.
Najinn
I am a big fan of Mr. Roosevelt's books. It was great to discover one that I have not yet read. I am also glad that the family is still publishing and finishing Mr. Roosevelt's unfinished manuscripts. I consider Mrs. Roosevelt to be one of my idols. Her quiet strength has been an inspiration. It is easy for me to imagine her being involved in detective work. I think that this book would be enjoyed by both history fans and Roosevelt family fans. I highly recommend it.
Hbr
Fascinating view of D.C. and its population during the Roosevelt years.
greed style
Elliott's books - while simply written - are a welcome diversion. I have read every one he wrote (several times at this point!) and delight in the historical trivia along with the bonus of becoming more familiar with Eleanor, one of my heroes.
I've read most of the Elliott Roosevelt murder series. If you like US History and light murder mysteries, the books are just enjoyable, easy to read, and give 'life' to the Roosevelt's during the 30's and early '40's.