Guess who's coming over? NYT best-selling author Brad Meltzer that's who! Brad is the latest featured author in our SIBA Reader Meet Writer series. He will be talking about his brand new book- The Lincoln Conspiracy- on Wednesday, May 6 at 3pm. 

The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln.

Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn't want an antislavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in Baltimore as Lincoln's inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including one of the first female private detectives in America. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.

WEDNESDAY May 6 at 3PM...  To attend, please purchase a FREE ticket OR a copy of The Lincoln Conspiracy. Your book will be shipped after the event. A link to the event will be emailed to you the day of the event so please include the best email for this Zoom link when ordering. You will need to enter a credit card number in order for your purchase to be processed but you will NOT be charged nor will the number be retained. Some credit cards will not process a $0.00 charge. In that event, please try using a debit card. You must also select the no shipping required method. This event is produced by SIBA and attendance is limited. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Downtown Books
The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250317476
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250257673
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020