Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante

Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In this latest riveting mystery from Susan Elia MacNeal, England's most daring spy, Maggie Hope, travels across the pond to America, where a looming scandal poses a grave threat to the White House and the Allied cause.

December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States' entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady's aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt's inner circle--as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.

Praise for Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante
"MacNeal paints an engrossing portrait of a country on the verge of war, with many laws suspended and prejudice rife--a world not that much different from today." -- Kirkus Reviews
"MacNeal's fifth Maggie Hope mystery is another solidly researched entry with the indomitable Maggie in top form." -- Booklist
"Another winner filled both with fact and marvelous fiction . . . Maggie is a wonderful character with the strength and determination, as well as intelligence, to make her a resourceful spy." -- RT Book Reviews
"MacNeal's images and characters are true to the time, and the resonance of several of the subplots with current events deepen the impact of the ta≤ MacNeal is to be commended for her skillful weaving of racial and gender issues into an already complex political picture. . . . There's a tremendous amount of world and U.S. history in this delightful volume." -- Historical Novels Review
"Addictive . . . [MacNeal] paints convincing portraitures of the Roosevelts and other real-life historical figures. . . . The author continues to tackle heady issues while giving us a beloved heroine to root for. Wrought with peril and tension and extraordinarily rich in detail and research, Hope's latest adventure will not disappoint fans of the series." --Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Praise for the bestselling Maggie Hope mysteries

"You'll be [Maggie Hope's] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes." -- O: The Oprah Magazine

"[A] stellar series." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike." -- Booklist

Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780804178709
Characteristics: 337 pages


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Oct 07, 2018

I have usually enjoyed the Maggie Hope series because I am interested in both mysteries and the World War II era. I know these books are novels, but the fact checkers / editors missed a very glaring error. The young man of color who is to be executed wants to volunteer to be an American pilot like the Japanese kamikaze pilots who flew suicide missions by crashing their planes into ships / military targets. This book, however, is set in December, 1941 and early January, 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor. The Japanese did not used kamikaze pilots until the desperation of 1944. Thus they did not exist at the time of the narrative. I found the story line of the possible blackmail of Eleanor Roosevelt for lesbian liaisons to be an exploitation of recent books about her and Lorena "Hick" Hickok and lacking originality - several novelists have jumped on this bank wagon. I also found one of the "rescue escapades" to be less than believable. I usually read mysteries for "brain candy", i.e. fun. I cannot, however, divorce knowledge and judgment from reading any type of book. I was disappointed with this novel in the series. Cannot recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Sep 26, 2018

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