“What would Lincoln think about today’s politics?” As I’ve traveled around the country this summer and fall discussing my new Lincoln & Speed Mystery, Final Resting Place, I probably got this question more than any other. The question makes sense: Final Resting Place is based on an actual, highly publicized political murder trial that took place in 1838 in Springfield, IL, when one leading politician was accused of murdering his chief rival. In real life, as in my dramatic retelling, the young Lincoln defended the accused man.
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