Murder at Ford's Theatre

Capital Crimes #19
Narrated by: Richard Allen
Series: Capital Crimes, Book 19
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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The body of Nadia Zarinski, an attractive young woman who worked for Senator Bruce Lerner - and who volunteered at Ford's - is discovered in the alley behind the theatre. Soon a pair of mismatched cops - young, studious Rick Klayman and gregarious veteran Moses "Mo" Johnson - start digging into the victim's life, and find themselves confronting an increasing cast of suspects.

There's Virginia Senator Lerner himself, rumored to have had a sexual relationship with Nadia - and half the women in D.C. under ninety...Clarice Emerson, producer/director of Ford's Theatre and ex-wife of the senator, whose nomination to the head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is now threatened by the scandal...Jeremiah Lerner, her aimless, hot-tempered son, said to have been sleeping with Nadia when his famous father wasn't... Bernard Crowley, the theatre's controller, whose emotions overflow at the mention of the crime... faded British stage star Sydney Bancroft, desperate for recognition and a comeback, and armed with damning information about Clarise Emerson...and other complex characters from both sides of the footlights.

©2004 Margaret Truman (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Not my favorite but still enjoyable!

I enjoyed learning about Ford's Theatre and more about President Lincoln's assassination. The story was good. I did have a suspicion of who the killer was within the first few chapters. Overall, an easy enjoyable listen, just not as exciting as some of the others. I really enjoyed the detective duo who investigated the case. I also thought Richard Allen really added a lot to this story.

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Murder Behind the Scenes

Would you listen to Murder at Ford's Theatre again? Why?

Yes, its a complicated story that is even better the second time around.

Which character – as performed by Richard Allen – was your favorite?

Mac, love his character even when he's not the main character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, hearing some of the history of the theatre.

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Another Great Story

I've read a number of the entries in this series and I've never been disappointed.

The pace is brisk. the settings and characters interesting and I'm not able to guess the outcome ahead of time. That's an ideal combination when I want to be entertained.