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
This book is last written book in series after the death of Elliot Roosevelt. Written by a ghost writer from his notes. Chronologically it is one of the first in the series. Writing was very different ghost author seemed to axe to grind against Roosevelts and their personal lifestyle. The language and words he used were different that what Elliot Roosevelt has used in previous books. With that said I still enjoyed a trip back in time to 1933 with the of prohibition, meeting Joseph Kennedy, Senator LaGuardia, Gloria Swanson. Quick read