Susan Higginbotham Hanging Mary: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9781492613626

Hanging Mary: A Novel

3.92 avg rating
( 826 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781492613626: Hanging Mary: A Novel

"This is my favorite kind of historical fiction: evocative, deeply moving, and meticulously researched."―Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count

Meet Mary Surratt, the woman who could have saved Lincoln. Find out what stopped her in this vivid reimagining of Lincoln's assassination.

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 invited home men like John Wilkes Booth, the 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?

Based on the true case of Mary Surratt, Hanging Mary reveals the untold story of those on the other side of the assassin's gun.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Susan Higginbotham is the author of five historical novels, including The Stolen Crown, The Queen of Last Hopes, and Hugh and Bess. The Traitor's Wife, her first novel, is the winner of ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Silver Award for historical fiction and is a Gold Medalist, Historical/Military Fiction, 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards. She writes her own historical fiction blog and is a contributor to the blog Yesterday Revisited. Higginbotham has worked as an editor and an attorney, and lives in North Carolina with her family.

Review:

The author's success lies not only in developing individual characters but also in capturing the overall mood of the capital with swings of jubilation and despair...Compelling narrators carry readers through complex events while leaving many questions open for discussion. A fine choice for historical fiction fans, particularly book club members, who will appreciate the reading group guide. -- Library Journal

"In Hanging Mary, Susan Higginbotham creates a compelling and vivid portrait of the women caught up in the events surrounding Lincoln's assassination. I will not soon forget Mary, Anna, or Nora, the real woman Higginbotham so deftly brings to life. This is my favorite kind of historical fiction: evocative, deeply moving, and meticulously researched." - Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count

"Hanging Mary is extensively researched with a fresh view inside 1865 Washington, DC, as well as taking a "you-are-there" peek into the lives of the boarders of the infamous house on H Street. Ms. Higginbotham knows the period well and breathes life into the characters of Mary Surratt, daughter Anna, and young boarder Nora Fitzpatrick, as they fall under the charm of the charismatic actor John Wilkes Booth, only to view the horrifying build-up to the assassination of President Lincoln." - Betty Ownsbey, author of Alias "Paine": Lewis Thornton Powell, the Mystery Man of the Lincoln Conspiracy

"An expert at weaving history with threads of a compelling story, Susan Higginbotham gives literary voice and humanity to a woman remembered only for her ties to Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The stirring intimacy of the prose dares the reader to believe the title hints merely at an aim, not a reality. You'll be wondering until the last page if history is being re-written. Well done." - Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life

"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 and Flight of the Sparrow

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Higginbotham, Susan
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TO-9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Higginbotham, Susan
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Higginbotham, Susan
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark 3/15/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sourcebooks Landmark 3/15/2016, 2016. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Hanging Mary. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Higginbotham, Susan
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sourcebooks Landmark. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1492613622. Bookseller Inventory # Z1492613622ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Higginbotham, Susan
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark (2016)
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sourcebooks Landmark, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1492613622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Susan Higginbotham
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sourcebooks, Inc, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is my favorite kind of historical fiction: evocative, deeply moving, and meticulously researched. --Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count Meet Mary Surratt, the woman who could have saved Lincoln. Find out what stopped her in this vivid reimagining of Lincoln s assassination. 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 invited home men like John Wilkes Booth, the 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? Based on the true case of Mary Surratt, Hanging Mary reveals the untold story of those on the other side of the assassin s gun. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Higginbotham, Susan
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sourcebooks Landmark. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1492613622 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.95. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Susan Higginbotham
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sourcebooks, Inc, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is my favorite kind of historical fiction: evocative, deeply moving, and meticulously researched. --Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count Meet Mary Surratt, the woman who could have saved Lincoln. Find out what stopped her in this vivid reimagining of Lincoln s assassination. 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 invited home men like John Wilkes Booth, the 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? Based on the true case of Mary Surratt, Hanging Mary reveals the untold story of those on the other side of the assassin s gun. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Susan Higginbotham
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sourcebooks, Inc, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This is my favorite kind of historical fiction: evocative, deeply moving, and meticulously researched. --Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count Meet Mary Surratt, the woman who could have saved Lincoln. Find out what stopped her in this vivid reimagining of Lincoln s assassination. 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 invited home men like John Wilkes Booth, the 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? Based on the true case of Mary Surratt, Hanging Mary reveals the untold story of those on the other side of the assassin s gun. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Susan Higginbotham
ISBN 10: 1492613622 ISBN 13: 9781492613626
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. The untold story of Lincoln's Assassination1864, Washington City. One has to be careful with talk of secession, of Confederate whispers falling on Northern ears. Better to speak only when .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 400 pages. 0.431. Bookseller Inventory # 9781492613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book