Happy 4th of July Everyone!
Typically I post a recipe, but as I stumbled upon a book that not only takes place on the 4th of July but features a president, I thought I would post on this instead.
The Hyde Park Murder (Eleanor Roosevelt Investigates #2) by Elliot Roosevelt
Neighbor Adriana van der Meer comes to Eleanor Roosevelt for help. She was engaged to Bob Hannah, but her parents no longer want her to see him. His father, Alfred Doolittle Hannah, has just been accused of a multi-million dollar stock swindle.
But before the case can go to court, Bob’s father dies by suicide.
Not only are the upcoming nuptials on hold, but Bob is convinced that not only did his father not participate in the scam, but that he did not die by suicide but:
Bob sets out to investigate, going undercover as a lowly employee in his father’s former company. He also gets assistance from a call girl, Miss Moira Lasky.
Eleanor decides to assist, bringing in the Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Joseph P. Kennedy, Mayor Fiorella La Guardia, Supreme Justice Brandies, and congressman Sam Rayburn.
It turns out that what they stumbled on is more than just a con, but masking who is really behind it all; the growing German Nazi Party.
Will they be able to stop them before they take America’s money to fund their war?
Thoughts After Reading:
It was okay.
I didn’t think it was as bad as the first one, but it was pretty boring and bland.
They go on and on about stock information I really did not care to know about.
The only interesting character was Moira but she wasn’t in the book enough.
So pretty much:
For more Eleanor Investigates, go to Murder and the First Lady
For more 4th of July posts, go to Happy 4th of July Triple Berry Salad
For more holiday posts, go to Crazy Cantina Chili
For more books based on real people, go to The Alchemy of Murder
For more on mysteries with embezzlement, go to Murder Well Done
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.