A house divided / Jonathan F. Putnam.

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      Summary: "In the winter of 1839, a sensational disappearance rocks Springfield, Illinois, as headlines announce a local man has accused his two brothers of murder. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Abraham Lincoln takes up the case of the accused with the assistance of his best friend Joshua Speed to search for evidence of innocence. But just as soon as they begin, Lincoln and Speed find their friendship at grave risk of rupture as they vie for the hand a beautiful new arrival in town: an ambitious, outspoken young woman named Mary Todd. As the trial arrives, can Lincoln and Speed put aside their differences to work together for justice once more? An innocent man's life may be in the balance - and nothing is as it seems"--Publisher description.
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      PUTNAM, J. F. A house divided. [s. l.]: Crooked Lane Books, 2019. ISBN 1643850377. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2020.
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      Putnam JF. A House Divided. Crooked Lane Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764. Accessed January 20, 2020.
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      Putnam, J. F. (2019). A house divided. Crooked Lane Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764
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      Putnam, Jonathan F. 2019. A House Divided. A Lincoln and Speed Mystery. Crooked Lane Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764.
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      Putnam, J. F. (2019) A house divided. Crooked Lane Books (A Lincoln and Speed mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764 (Accessed: 20 January 2020).
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      Putnam, JF 2019, A house divided, A Lincoln and Speed mystery, Crooked Lane Books, viewed 20 January 2020, .
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      Putnam, Jonathan F. A House Divided. Crooked Lane Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764.
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      Putnam, Jonathan F. A House Divided. A Lincoln and Speed Mystery. Crooked Lane Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764.
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      Putnam JF. A house divided [Internet]. Crooked Lane Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 20]. (A Lincoln and Speed mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654764


Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1

A suspected murder divides brothers and inflames the citizens of Springfield, Illinois, in early 1839. Henry Trailor accuses his older brother, William, and younger brother, Archibald, of killing their acquaintance Flynn Fisher, although Fisher's body can't be found. Shopkeeper Joshua Speed, feeling an obligation to Archibald for rescuing him in a deadly ice storm months earlier, wants his friend and roommate, Abraham Lincoln, to defend Archibald but fears that a sudden rift between the roommates over their rivalry for the favors of the lovely and spirited Mary Todd will be a complication. At the same time, Lincoln is working with a foreign banker to provide funds to make it possible for work to continue on the canal from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi, which entails a large shipment of gold coins that raises the risk of banditry. With Speed as an adroit and sensitive narrator, this fourth entry in the Lincoln and Speed mysteries continues to bring to life the legendary Lincoln, seen here as legislator, lawyer, and suitor. With impressive research, Putnam fashions his fiction around actual events and fills it with actual characters. A fine historical mystery. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 May #3

Set in 1839, Putnam's entertaining fourth mystery featuring friends and roommates Abe Lincoln and Joshua Speed (after 2018's Final Resting Place) makes creative use of an actual case from the future president's early legal career. A dangerous winter storm almost claims Speed's life, but he's saved from the icy downpour by Archibald Trailor, a carpenter who's been doing work for Lincoln. Speed looks to return the favor after Archibald is accused by his own brother, Henry, of having committed a murder along with his other sibling, William. Flynn Fisher, who came to Springfield, Ill., to discuss a business venture with the Trailor brothers, has gone missing, and Henry claims that he was suffocated by Archibald and William. Lincoln ends up representing Archibald, and he and Speed investigate the allegations. The real-life rivalry between Speed and Lincoln over Mary Todd adds human interest. While the mystery isn't that gripping, Putnam still excels at painting a convincing portrait of the younger Lincoln. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (July)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.