About the Book
Book: Murder at Madison Square Garden
Author: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Mystery
Release date: July 15, 2020
The dream of a lifetime becomes a nightmare.
Photojournalist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer’s career has hit the skids thanks to rumors of plagiarism. With any luck, a photo spread with Charles Lindbergh at the America First Rally will salvage her reputation. After an attempted assassination of Lindbergh leaves another man dead, Teddy is left holding the gun. Literally. Can she prove her innocence before the police lock her up for a murder she didn’t commit?
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About the Author
Bestselling author of over twenty books, Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is currently working with the curator to create her first exhibit, Shaped by Conflict that will be on display from May 1 to June 15, 2021. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historical places all her life and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.
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I grew up in New Jersey and often went into New York City for school field trips and family visits. One of my favorite places to go was Madison Square Garden. I have lots of happy memories, so I wondered if I could possibly set a book there. I spent a lovely afternoon digging into the building’s past and learning about the important, historic events that took place there. When I discovered that aviator Charles Lindbergh spoke at the Garden about the controversial topic of U.S. isolationism prior to America’s entry into WWII, I knew I had the beginning of a story.
My protagonist came about during one of my shifts as a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII. While talking to one of our guests about our wartime print and broadcast journalism display, the conversation turned to the role that women played. Therese Bonney was a one of the photojournalists highlighted in the exhibit. As I studied her picture, I was struck by her determination in the set of her jaw and look in her eyes. My protagonist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer was born.
I enjoyed my trip down Memory Lane at the Garden during my research and had fun subjecting Teddy to uncomfortable situations as she tried to prove her innocence. But most of all, I hope her story honors the men and women who served in countless ways during this difficult time in history.
Enjoy Murder at Madison Square Garden.
Murder at Madison Square Garden is written by Linda Shenton Matchett. This is a historical fiction book. The one thing that I love about this author is the attention to historical details that she gives. She does a lot of research for her books.
Photojournalist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer is worried that her career is about to be over. She is accused of plagiarism. While she is trying to clear her name an assassination attempt is made on Charles Lindbergh and she is one of the suspects when another man is killed in the crossfire.
Private Investigator Ric Bogart knows that he has to help Teddy. However, at this time he does not want anything to do with women. His ex wife cleaned out his bank account and left him for another man. There is something about Teddy that he can't place, but he really feels she is not the person responsible. He really sticks his neck out for her.
I loved this story - the author pays great attention to detail - so be aware while you are reading if you want to figure it out. Well written characters, a suspenseful mystery and the writing flows nicely.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program, all thoughts are my own.
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