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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt must deal with the murder of a beautiful White House Press secretary while juggling her role as the President's wife during World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is host to a Russian delegation which is determined to change the course of the war and may know who committed the murder. He is also sequestered with Admiral King, General Marshall and Lord Mountbatten, who are planning the invasion of Europe.
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During the investigation several suspects emerge including a young naval officer, a popular radio broadcaster and even Mr. Rockefeller. Then a second young lady with ties to all the suspects is murdered.

In between looking for clues and interviewing suspects, Mrs. Roosevelt welcomes movie stars as she makes a film for WWII Savings Bond sales. Spencer Tracy makes a brief appearance along with Betty Grable and Abbott and Costello as they receive awards for their assistance on behalf of the war effort.

Captain Kennelly of the Washington D.C. Police Department helps find the murderer but it is Eleanor Roosevelt who has all the answers to "how" and "why".
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   lover Murder of certain profession?    -   politicians Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   politics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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