When Lincoln was assassinated, it was assumed that Confederate president Jefferson Davis was the mastermind. Swanson recounts the hunt for Davis even as Lincoln's body was borne to its resting place. Manhunt, Swanson's account of the assassination itself, was a huge best seller-and it's slated for an eight-part HBO miniseries. This will be big, too. With a one-day laydown on April 4 and a 250,000-copy first printing; seven-city tour.
In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson--the Edgar(R) Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt--brings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the thrilling chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous 20 -day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln's body home to Springfield. A true tale full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical images--some never before seen--Bloody Crimes is a fascinating companion to Swanson's Manhunt and a riveting true-crime thriller that will electrify civil war buffs, general readers, and everyone in between.