Perish from the Earth: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery by Jonathan F Putnam
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
1837 and Joshua Speed just manages to board the steamboat War Eagle, owned by his father as it travelled up the Mississippi River.
Meanwhile new lawyer Abraham Linclon is on the circuit in Illinois hearing cases, when they meet up later on shore and discover a body. A body of a man who while recently on board the steamboat had lost all his money. Speed encourages Lincoln to defend the accused, while he aims to discover proof of innocence.
A very enjoyable introduction for me to this series, some good rounded characters and a well constructed mystery.
A NetGalley Book
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