Final resting place / Jonathan F. Putnam.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Twenty-nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln has spent his entire adult life running from his past--from the poverty of the dirt-floor log cabin where he was raised, from the dominion of his uneducated father, and from a failed early courtship. But now, Lincoln's past is racing back to haunt him. It is the summer of 1838, and Springfield is embroiled in a tumultuous, violent political season. All of Springfield's elite have gathered at a grand party to celebrate the Fourth of July. Spirits are high--until a prominent local politician is assassinated in the midst of fireworks. When his political rival is arrested, young lawyer Lincoln and his best friend Joshua Speed are back on the case to investigate. It's no ordinary trial, however, as Lincoln and Speed soon face unwelcome complications. Lincoln's ne'er-do-well father and stepbrother appear in town and threaten Lincoln's good name and political future. And before long, anonymous letters start appearing in the local newspapers, with ominous threats that make Lincoln fear for himself and his loved ones. As the day of reckoning arrives, the threats against Lincoln continue to escalate. Lincoln and Speed must identify the culprit and fast, before Lincoln loses the race to outrun his past in Final Resting Place, the brilliant third installment of Jonathan F. Putnam's acclaimed Lincoln and Speed mysteries." -- provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      PUTNAM, J. F. Final resting place. [s. l.]: Crooked Lane, 2018. ISBN 9781683315988. DisponĂ­vel em: Acesso em: 19 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Putnam JF. Final Resting Place. Crooked Lane; 2018. Accessed January 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Putnam, J. F. (2018). Final resting place. Crooked Lane. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Putnam, Jonathan F. 2018. Final Resting Place. Lincoln and Speed Mystery: [3]. Crooked Lane.
    • Harvard:
      Putnam, J. F. (2018) Final resting place. Crooked Lane (Lincoln and Speed mystery: [3]). Available at: (Accessed: 19 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Putnam, JF 2018, Final resting place, Lincoln and Speed mystery: [3], Crooked Lane, viewed 19 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Putnam, Jonathan F. Final Resting Place. Crooked Lane, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Putnam, Jonathan F. Final Resting Place. Lincoln and Speed Mystery: [3]. Crooked Lane, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Putnam JF. Final resting place [Internet]. Crooked Lane; 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 19]. (Lincoln and Speed mystery: [3]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1

Politics, murder, legal drama, and romance are combined in the third in this series featuring Abraham Lincoln and his roommate (from 1837 to 1841) and lifelong friend, Joshua Speed. Election fervor is growing in the summer of 1838 in Springfield, Illinois—Whig candidate Lincoln is running for reelection to the state legislature, and Democrat Stephen Douglas is a candidate for the U.S. Congress, when land-office registrar Jacob Early is shot during a Fourth of July fireworks display, just after telling Lincoln briefly about irregularities that he's found in Lincoln's work. Early's known foe, Henry Truett, is immediately arrested, despite a lack of evidence, and asks Lincoln to defend him, while Douglas is named to prosecute. But Lincoln is sadly distracted by the poisoning of Mary Owens, the woman he's courting, as well by as his memories of Ann Rutledge, a woman he loved who died three years earlier. Putnam, a lawyer and amateur Lincoln scholar, wraps everything up neatly in this historical mystery, based on solid research, in a briskly moving narrative that's factually accurate down to the quirks in Douglas' courtroom behavior. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.