Murder in the West Wing Author:Elliott Roosevelt In her fictional turns as a detective, as in real life, Eleanor Roosevelt has proven to be an indomitable character of courage and conviction. In this, her 11th appearance as star of son Elliott's mystery series, Eleanor returns to protect the innocent and unmask the guilty. — She has her work cut out for her, in what seems to be an open-and-shu... more »t case. Paul Duroc, special assistant to the President, dies after drinking a bourbon and water laced with cyanide - a drink he took in his closed office, in the company only of Therese Rolland, who drank from teh same bottle but was not poisoned. Her survivalis made all the more suspicious by her unseemly hurry to rinse out the glasses, and her fate appears sealed.
But Eleanor is not convinced of the woman's guilt, and the First Lady's suspicions lead her into Washington's seamy underside, from houses of prostitution to dealers in narcotics to the disintegrating organization of the recently assassinated Huey Long. En route to solving the crime, Eleanor maintains her usual busy schedule - flying in the first DC-3 to visit West Virginia miners, playing White House hostess, and helping the President plan his 1936 reelection campaign. Elliott Roosevelt has created yet another lively portrait not only of his mother, but also of a colorful and momentous period in our nation's history.
Elliott Roosevelt died recently, but left behind a number of unpublished mysteries to be enjoyed for years to come.« less