A new picture book from esteemed author Suzanne Jurmain is now available from Little Bee Books! Titled MURDER ON THE BALTIMORE EXPRESS, this middle grade nonfiction book has received great reviews.
Find out how Detective Allen Pinkerton uncovered the plot to murder Lincoln and whisked him safely to Washington D.C. under the darkness of night!
While on his inauguration tour, Abraham Lincoln was to travel 2,000 miles by railroad to Washington. D.C. At this time, Confederates were desperate for Lincoln not to take office. Unhappy that Lincoln was against slavery, a group known as the Knights of the Golden Circle devised a plan. In Baltimore, Lincoln would be assassinated. But when Detective Allen Pinkerton learns of the plot, he and his detective agency come up with a plan of their very own. Dive into this incredibly fun and suspenseful true story and learn all about Lincoln’s great escape!
Praise for MURDER ON THE BALTIMORE EXPRESS:
★ “A perfect example of excellent narrative nonfiction and a must-have for any middle school library. This work will stand solidly beside books by James Swanson and Steve Sheinkin.”★ —School Library Journal, STARRED review
“Interesting, well-researched, and very well done.” —Kirkus Reviews
“As Jurmain points out in her thoroughly documented biographical thriller, it was a dangerous ride….The train ride that brought Lincoln home in 1865 has received more attention, but readers may find this one just as memorable.” —Booklist
A big congratulations to Suzanne!