About the Book
Book: Murder at Madison Square Garden
Author: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Mystery
Release date: July 15, 2020
The dream of a lifetime becomes a nightmare.
Photojournalist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer’s career has hit the skids thanks to rumors of plagiarism. With any luck, a photo spread with Charles Lindbergh at the America First Rally will salvage her reputation. After an attempted assassination of Lindbergh leaves another man dead, Teddy is left holding the gun. Literally. Can she prove her innocence before the police lock her up for a murder she didn’t commit?
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I grew up in New Jersey and often went into New York City for school field trips and family visits. One of my favorite places to go was Madison Square Garden. I have lots of happy memories, so I wondered if I could possibly set a book there. I spent a lovely afternoon digging into the building’s past and learning about the important, historic events that took place there. When I discovered that aviator Charles Lindbergh spoke at the Garden about the controversial topic of U.S. isolationism prior to America’s entry into WWII, I knew I had the beginning of a story.
My protagonist came about during one of my shifts as a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII. While talking to one of our guests about our wartime print and broadcast journalism display, the conversation turned to the role that women played. Therese Bonney was a one of the photojournalists highlighted in the exhibit. As I studied her picture, I was struck by her determination in the set of her jaw and look in her eyes. My protagonist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer was born.
I enjoyed my trip down Memory Lane at the Garden during my research and had fun subjecting Teddy to uncomfortable situations as she tried to prove her innocence. But most of all, I hope her story honors the men and women who served in countless ways during this difficult time in history.
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Murder at Madison Square Garden is yet another good book by Linda Shenton Matchett. I enjoyed the faith element, history, suspense and mystery. Teddy and Ric made a great team. I wanted to keep reading to see if Teddy would be able to clear her name. I did not find the story to be predictable and had to keep reading to find out what would happen next. There is history, action, adventure, twists and turns that I found compelling.
I am giving Murder at Madison Square Garden four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy clean historical suspense. As always, I will be looking for more books by Linda Shenton Matchett in the future. This one is most definitely worth read. I really liked it.
I received a copy of Murder at Madison Square Garden from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.