Monday, 26 August 2013

The Thackery Journal, a tale of the American Civil War.

Essex author John Holt is primarily one of the Hard-Boiled brigade, with several titles under his belt featuring Tom Kendall, PI.  Mr Holt’s latest novel “The Thackery Journal” is way off his usual genre, an historical fictional account of the American Civil War.

Have a look at the blurb, see what you think then buy the book!
On the night of April 14th 1865 President Abraham Lincoln attended a performance at The Ford Theatre, in Washington. A single shot fired by John Wilkes Booth hit the President in the back of the head. He slumped to the floor, and died a few hours later without recovering consciousness. Was Booth a lone assassin? Or was he part of a wider conspiracy? What if Booth had merely been a willing party to a plot to replace Lincoln with General Ulysees S. Grant.
Let us suppose that Booth had been set up by a group of men, a group of Lincoln’s own Army Generals; Generals who wanted Ulysees S. Grant for their President, and not Lincoln. And let us also suppose that the funding for the assassination came from gold stolen by the Confederate A



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