A White Security guard is killed just outside the President's bedroom. Was someone trying to assasinate the President? Not the straight mystery that I am accustomed to but still an interesting book to read if you like Mrs. Roosevelt and her detecting.
Elliott Roosevelt died in the 1990's and left a plethora of manuscripts to continue his mystery series where his mother, Eleanor Roosevelt is the heroine, his father, Franklin's, Presidency is seen through the eyes of one who experienced it, and history comes alive. In this book, a White House policeman is assassinated a few feet from the President's bedroom and so begins another mystery. This was a good book, with insights into the personal lives of the Roosevelts and the workings of the White House and Goverment in 1933, the Roosevelt's first year as President and First Lady.
First one I've read of the Eleanor Roosevelt mystery series. Offers a good historic view of the time period when FDR was in the White House and who was "big" crime during Prohibition. I would call this a cozy murder story since no forensics or medical detail involved. Interesting that author is a relative of the Roosevelts, but shares their faults as well as their accomplishments. An eye opener for me regarding the bedroom doings of FDR as well as Hoover of the FBI