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Download Murder at Ford's Theatre: Capital Crimes #19 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Truman Narrator: Richard Allen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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The body of Nadia Zarinski, an attractive young woman who worked for Senator Bruce Lerner - and who volunteered at Ford's - is discovered in the alley behind the theatre. Soon a pair of mismatched cops - young, studious Rick Klayman and gregarious veteran Moses Mo Johnson - start digging into the victim's life, and find themselves confronting an increasing cast of suspects.

There's Virginia Senator Lerner himself, rumored to have had a sexual relationship with Nadia - and half the women in D.C. under ninety...Clarice Emerson, producer/director of Ford's Theatre and ex-wife of the senator, whose nomination to the head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is now threatened by the scandal...Jeremiah Lerner, her aimless, hot-tempered son, said to have been sleeping with Nadia when his famous father wasn't... Bernard Crowley, the theatre's controller, whose emotions overflow at the mention of the crime... faded British stage star Sydney Bancroft, desperate for recognition and a comeback, and armed with damning information about Clarise Emerson...and other complex characters from both sides of the footlights. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mj | 2/10/2014

    " fun easy read - more fun if you've visited Washington and know all the places she mentions! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annette | 1/20/2014

    " Fast read (although it took me a few days!)- kinda fun because of the references to all the local places in Washington, DC. Dated (characters just started using cell phones! but that happens with any book written in the "present"). A basic who-dunnit; nothing overly dramatic or challenging but a good beach read if you like mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Edquist | 1/13/2014

    " If you want to learn about the Washington DC landmark - Ford's Theatre - this is a fun start. Have never read any of Margaret Truman's mystery/crime books before and this one if the 19th in her Capital Crimes series. Hoping to start with Murder in the Smithsonian next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 1/11/2014

    " I have read several in this series by Margaret Truman. They tend to have pop culture versions of feminist thinking in the lead characters, which I have my misgivings about. This one in particular is good for its attention to locational detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/11/2014

    " Another of Margaret Truman's mysteries. An interesting quick read. Her books always include historical information which I find interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/10/2014

    " I really like her "capital crimes" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madelyn | 1/2/2014

    " A good mystery with complex characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 12/22/2013

    " Just finished this one .... I have always enjoyed Margaret Truman's writing and this series of books. I think she attempted to 'wrap it up' too soon for my taste. I did figure out who did it about 1/2 way through but I still enjoyed it as a summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/16/2013

    " My grandma gave me a stack of books by this author. They're interesting because history and DC landmarks are incorporated into them. This one was all about where Lincoln was assassinated - Ford's Theatre. It was one of the better ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 12/15/2013

    " What this book taught me is that anybody can write a book with enough time. Anybody. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genia | 11/25/2013

    " Of all the Margaret Truman mysteries, this was my favorite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 9/8/2013

    " This was all right, not earth shattering or anything, but readable. The reason I only gave it 3 is because it was totally predictable. I knew who did it and why within about 3 chapters... and the end was a bit of a let down. I've started another one of hers, we'll see how it compares. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 8/5/2013

    " this was one of Ms Truman's better efforts, I thought. I chose this large print hardcover to give to my husband's aunt, but read it before adding it to the pile to take to her. The characters are good, and there is just one question I have at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 9/12/2012

    " Listened to audio book. Spot-on descriptions of characters that fall into classic archetypes. Full of rich detail on the Washington and arts milieu, with a clever weaving-in of Lincoln trivia. The story itself is serviceable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 6/27/2012

    " Good suspense with some history about Lincoln and the theater the night he was murdered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy Huot | 2/11/2012

    " it wasnt what i was expecting based off the title, but i will continue reading her works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sschnitker | 2/9/2012

    " Didn't like the choppy action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Ziesemer | 1/9/2012

    " I enjoy all Margaret Truman's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scottlmoritz | 10/25/2011

    " Good but can only read a single book with Mackensie Smith in it for awhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Addie | 10/23/2011

    " Interesting read. Very informed about the details of history and DC. Her victim as a slut is a little convenient and cheap. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 9/1/2011

    " disappointing. stereotypical cardboard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/12/2011

    " Entertaining mystery set in Washington DC. I predicted who the murderer was early on, but enjoyed discovering how the crime was uncovered. I will read more of Margaret Truman's Capitol Crimes series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/28/2011

    " This was great! A friend suggested I try her work as I am turning into a real mystery lover. Ms. Truman shows you the underbelly of DC and yet you really want to see the places she has mentioned. I can't wait for a change to go to the Ford Theatre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 5/5/2011

    " Light reading with a weak ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Connie | 4/5/2011

    " Not my favorite Margaret Truman mystery. It moved pretty slowly for me. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Truman

Margaret Truman (1924–2008) won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let readers into the corridors of power and privilege, and poverty and pageantry, in the nation’s capital. She was the author of many nonfiction books, including The President’s House, in which she shared some of the secrets and history of the White House, where she once resided. She lived in Manhattan.

About the Narrator

Richard Allen is an accomplished and respected theatrical actor whose work includes Ragtime and PBS’ Great Performances: Play On! His voice can be heard on numerous television and radio productions, as well as the animated series Jumanji.