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e-Book The Ironclad Alibi (Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, Book 3) download

e-Book The Ironclad Alibi (Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, Book 3) download

by Michael Kilian

ISBN: 0425183254
ISBN13: 978-0425183250
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; 1st edition (January 8, 2002)
Pages: 320
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Book 3 of 6 in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries Series.

Book 3 of 6 in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries Series.

Book in the Harrison Raines Series). Praise for the series: "Both Civil War and mystery fans will appreciate Kilian's grasp of the genres of historical fiction and mystery. Select Format: Hardcover. Mass Market Paperback. ISBN13: 9780425183250.

The Ironclad Alibi book. secret agent Harrison Raines investigates the construction of the Confederacy's first ironclad ship. While in Richmond, Harry encounters his first love, but she's later murdered and Harry's best friend, former slave Caesar Augustus, is accused. Now Harry must find the real killer and inform the Union about a new Confederate menace.

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Harrison Raines goes behind enemy lines to investigate a Confederate ship that could change the wa. Thriller & Crime.

Harrison Raines goes behind enemy lines to investigate a Confederate ship that could change the war. It's been years since Harrison Raines set foot in Richmond. Although a proud Virginian, he fled the South before the Civil War, unable to bear the evil of slavery.

Both Civil War and mystery fans will appreciate Kilian’s grasp of the genres of historical fiction and mystery. Книга 4. A Pinkerton spy solves the murder of a war hero out West, in a mystery filled with delightful characters much fun (Publishers Weekly). It’s 1862, and the Civil War rages.

Kilian died on 26 October 2005 from illness and was interred at Arlington National . Harrison Raines series. The Ironclad Alibi - 2002.

Kilian died on 26 October 2005 from illness and was interred at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to being a long-time correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in Washington, . Kilian was an accomplished author of numerous books, including the Harrison Raines Civil War mysteries. His father was instrumental in his education of the Civil War era and in visiting the many battlefield sites. A Grave at Glorieta - 2003.

secret agent Harrison Raines investigates the construction of the Confederates' first ironclad ship. Title: Ironclad Alibi (The Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries Book 3) Author(s): Michael Kilian Publisher: mysteriouspress. But first he must clear the name of his best friend-accused of murdering his first love. Similar books by other authors. Plague Pits & River Bones (Detective Lavender Mystery, book 4) Karen Charlton. Used availability for Michael Kilian's The Ironclad Alibi. January 2002 : USA Hardback.

A Grave at Glorieta is the fourth book in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading . A little-known 1862 battle provides the jumping-off point for Kilian's fourth Civil War mystery (The Ironclad Alibi, 2002, et.

A little-known 1862 battle provides the jumping-off point for Kilian's fourth Civil War mystery (The Ironclad Alibi, 2002, et. Harrison Raines has been sent by his boss Allen Pinkerton, along with.

Union secret agent Harrison Raines is sent into the heart of the Confederacy to obtain information about "The Monster"-the hulking remains of the ironclad ship Merrimack, which is being restored. But before he can complete his mission, he must solve the murder of his first love, and clear his best friend of the crime. Praise for the series: "Both Civil War and mystery fans will appreciate Kilian's grasp of the genres of historical fiction and mystery." (Booklist) "Kilian blends fiction and history, using real people to establish a believable context and create an absorbing period piece." (San Antonio Express-News) "Kilian offers clues for anyone wishing to guess the identity of the murderer, but also indulges in a case of misdirection that might nag at a genuine mystery buff for months. Picaresque adventure." (Publishers Weekly) "An engaging character." (The Denver Post)
Comments:
Dilmal
I couldn't see the venue through the character or the author's eyes. I was disappointed that there wasn't more "meat", historical documentation and color. I read this primarily because the plot was built around the CSA Merrimac and the battle of Hampton Rhodes with the USS Monitor.

Dagdatus
This tale really emphasizes the reasons for the civil war. Kilian describes real people and situations that brings to life the unromantic aspects in this era.

sunrise bird
Our hero Harrison Raines (from Murder at Manassass and A Killing at Ball's Bluff) returns in a third installment, The Ironclad Alibi. Raines is a captain in the U.S. Secret Service whose father and brother serve in the Confederate army. In this installment, he's sent into the Confederate capitol to learn what he can about the "Monster." This turns out to be C.S.S. Virginia, the ironclad that almost broke the blockade around Virginia when it was first introduced in 1862.
Raines, however, arrives in Richmond and is almost immediately accosted by an old lover. When he rebuffs her (he loves an actress who is performing opposite John Wilkes Booth) she leaves, and later he finds her hanging from the ceiling in his room, naked. When Raines himself can provide an alibi (he was havning dinner with Confederate president Jefferson Davis at the time) the authorities arrest his erstwhile slave, Caesar Augustus, and announce that they will hang him soon.
Much of the rest of the plot consists of Raines running around Richmond frantically waving papers and passes he has from Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, trying to get Caesar Augustus freed or at least reprieved. There is a mystery (how did the hanged woman come to be in Raines room, and why?) but it's only intermittently dealt with. And of course the spying on the Confederate ironclad, though it's the reason for his presence in Richmond, is only briefly an issue.
There are some good points to the book. Elizabeth "Crazy Bet" van Lew gets a good cameo (she was a real historical figure, an abolitionist who lived out the war in Richmond and was the Union's most successful spy) and both Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee make brief appearances, along with several other minor characters of the Civil War. The plot, however, is somewhat obscure and not that entertaining. I did enjoy the atmosphere, and when the author gets to the actual battle of Hampton Roads, the action speeds up. I would recommend this book to Civil War buffs more than mystery fans.

Iphonedivorced
Harrison Raines, late of the Federal City, has returned to Richmond. While pretending to have come home, he's really on assignment for Abraham Lincoln, finding out all he can about "The Monster," the recently captured USS Merrimack. He is horrified to learn that it is being made into an ironclad ship which will decimate the rest of the Union naval fleet.
The trip home also includes a chance meeting with Arabella Mills, Harry's first love. Now married, her husband is in charge of the Merrimack. But when she turns up dead in Harry's hotel room, it's Harry's former slave and friend Caesar Augustus who is accused of the crime and put on a fast track to execution. Now Harry must get his information back to Lincoln in time to do some good while also finding the evidence to clear his friend, which is going to be hard in a city where he doesn't know who to trust.
This series is wonderful for Civil War buffs, historical fiction fans, and mystery lovers. Richmond, circa 1862 came alive to me as I was reading, and I've learned more about the events of the Civil War from this series then I remembered from school. Harry does seem to have an impressive list of acquaintances (Lincoln, Davis, and Lee for example), but meeting them allows us to get a complete view of the war and events in a way we couldn't otherwise. Because Harry's returned to Virginia for this book, we also get a picture of the emotional battle waged by families on the other side of the issue.
The mystery in this book is strong. I had no clue where what the big picture was until the end, although I did figure a couple plot points out before hand. Seems everyone has something to hide, and it's not what I was thinking, that's for sure.
Because of the progressive nature of this series, it's best to start with the first book, MURDER AT MANASSAS, especially since this book discusses the outcome of that one. If you are at all interested in this dark time in US history, I highly recommend this series.

Ffan
Michael Julian writes with sensitivity and humor. Love his books.

Velan
Great story.

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