Jonathan Putnam Signs Lincoln & Speed Mystery Final Resting Place


Noted Lincoln scholar Jonathan Putnam will be joining us Friday July 20th!  Come on out and meet the author of the Lincoln and Speed mystery series - he'll be signing the brand new third title in the series Final Resting Place.

Jonathan F. Putnam is a writer and attorney.  His books in the Lincoln and Speed Mystery series include Final Resting Place (forthcoming July 10, 2018), Perish from the Earth (2017) and These Honored Dead (2016).  He is currently working on the fourth book in the Lincoln and Speed Mystery series, which will be published by Crooked Lane Books in 2019.

Jonathan’s Lincoln and Speed historical mystery series has been a critical and commercial success.  Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln scholar Doris Kearns Goodwin called it, “Splendid … one of the most enjoyable works of fiction I have read in a long time.”  Historical Novels Review called These Honored Dead “wonderful historical fiction” and Perish from the Earth “well-plotted, compelling and exceptional.” Publishers Weekly praised These Honored Dead in a starred review.  Shelf Pleasures called Perish from the Earth, “One of the best books I have read in a long time. I can’t recommend it highly enough… I’m certain you will be captivated by its raw and honest look at this part of American history and by the beauty of the language used to portray the people, both real and imaginary.” Jonathan has been featured by such media outlets as Fox-TV.  He was chosen to narrate an episode on the young Lincoln for the popular “10 American Presidents” podcast series (April 2018).

We're excited to be hosting Mr. Putnam and look forward to his visit later this month!

Event date: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
89 Central Square
Seaside, FL 32459
These Honored Dead (Lincoln and Speed Mystery #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781629538204
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - August 9th, 2016

Joshua Speed, the enterprising second son of a wealthy plantation owner, has struck off on his own. But before long, he makes a surprising and crucial new acquaintance--a freshly minted lawyer by the name of Abraham Lincoln.


Perish from the Earth: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781683316084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crooked Lane Books - June 12th, 2018

A murder aboard a steamboat forces Abraham Lincoln to make a fateful choice--one on which the future of the nation may hang, if his client doesn't first--in this gripping follow-up to critically acclaimed author Jonathan Putnam's "masterfully crafted" (Alex Grecian) debut, These Honored Dead.


Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781683315988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crooked Lane Books - July 10th, 2018

Twenty-nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln has spent his entire adult life running from his past--from the poverty of the dirt-floor log cabin where he was raised, from the dominion of his uneducated father, and from a failed early courtship. But now, Lincoln's past is racing back to haunt him.