Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante

Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante

A Maggie Hope Mystery

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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"December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States' entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady's aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt's inner circle--as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781101889664
Characteristics: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
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Subjects: Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 -- Fiction.
Women spies -- Fiction.
Cryptographers -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Spy stories.
Audiobooks.
Additional Contributors: Duerden, Susan

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maipenrai
Oct 07, 2018

I have usually enjoyed the Maggie Hope series because I am interested in both mysteries and the World War II era. I know these books are novels, but the fact checkers / editors missed a very glaring error. The young man of color who is to be executed wants to volunteer to be an American pilot like the Japanese kamikaze pilots who flew suicide missions by crashing their planes into ships / military targets. This book, however, is set in December, 1941 and early January, 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor. The Japanese did not used kamikaze pilots until the desperation of 1944. Thus they did not exist at the time of the narrative. I found the story line of the possible blackmail of Eleanor Roosevelt for lesbian liaisons to be an exploitation of recent books about her and Lorena "Hick" Hickok and lacking originality - several novelists have jumped on this bank wagon. I also found one of the "rescue escapades" to be less than believable. I usually read mysteries for "brain candy", i.e. fun. I cannot, however, divorce knowledge and judgment from reading any type of book. I was disappointed with this novel in the series. Cannot recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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LHSchubert
Jun 29, 2016

Mystery is similar to the other Maggie Hope titles and reasonably engaging. The reader detracts from the story with a wooden and unnaturally inflected delivery

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