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Based on the true case of Mary Surratt, Susan Higginbotham's historical novel Hanging Mary reveals the untold story of Lincoln's assassination.

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1864, Washington City. One has to be careful with talk of secession, of Confederate whispers falling on Northern ears. Better to speak only when in the company of the trustworthy, like Mrs. Surratt.

A widow who runs a small boardinghouse on H Street, Mary Surratt isn't half as committed to the cause as her son, Johnny. If he's not delivering messages or escorting veiled spies, he's inviting home men like John Wilkes Booth, an actor who is even more charming in person than he is on the stage.

But when President Lincoln is killed, the question of what Mary knew becomes more important than anything else. Was she a cold-blooded accomplice? Just how far would she go to help her son?

"[E]vocative, deeply moving, and meticulously researched." ---Jillian Cantor, author of The Hours Count

"A fine choice for historical fiction fans…" ---Library Journal Starred Review

"Meticulously researched and skillfully written, Hanging Mary draws the reader into the shadowy world of John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Abraham Lincoln." ---Amy Belding Brown, author of Mr. Emerson's Wife
Library Journal Review

Hanging Mary

Author Susan Higginbotham

Narrated by Johanna Parker

Publication date Mar 1, 2016

Running time 12 hrs 19 min

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