Murder in the Red Room Author:Elliott Roosevelt 1937 was an eventful year in America. On January 20, Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated for his second term; days later, the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys were ravaged by record-breaking floods; on May 6 the Hindenburg crashed at Lakehurst; and in July, Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific. — Amidst all of these historic events, a murde... more »r poses this country's greatest threat, and presents Eleanor Roosevelt with what may be her most challenging case. In her tenth investigative outing since her son Elliott began featuring her as star of his much-acclaimed mystery series, the First Lady;s efforts are sparked by a strange note delivered to her during a White House dinner for the judiciary.
"Do not allow any guest to enter the Red Room," the note reads, signed by a Secret Service agent. Naturally the intrepid Eleanor cannot let the mysterious command go unnoticed, and slips away to discover the body of "Shondor Jack," a notorious Cleveland mobster, fatally stabbed. How he got into the White House, and who made sure he would never leave, make for a richly entertaining whodunit mastered and solved by the First Lady of Mystery, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Elliott Roosevelt died in 1990. He left behind a number of manuscripts, ensuring his many readers lively, warm-hearted mysteries for years to come.« less