Suzanne Jurmain’s middle grade nonfiction novel MURDER ON THE BALTIMORE EXPRESS came out earlier this year with Yellow Jacket/Little Bee Books. Now, we’re pleased to announce that it has been named a Best Middle Grade Book of 2021 by Chicago Public Library! The Chicago Public Library was established in 1873, today boasting 81 branches.
In MURDER ON THE BALTIMORE EXPRESS, readers can 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! 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. The nonfiction read has received praise from Kirkus, along with a starred review from School Library Journal!