William Martin is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, a PBS documentary, and a cult-classic horror movie, too. His first Peter Fallon novel, Back Bay, established him as “a master storyteller.” He has been following the lives of the great and anonymous in American history ever since and has taken readers from the Pilgrims to 9/11. He was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to an author “whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region.” He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children.
“William Martin is quite simply the best writer of historical suspense in the business today, and The Lincoln Letter is sensational reading even by Martin’s lofty standards.” — Michael Palmer, 16-time New York Times Best Selling author of Oath of Office
“What an irresistible combination—a sparkling mystery, intriguing characters, and lively history. I am a huge William Martin fan, but The Lincoln Letter is my absolute favorite.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals
“The Lincoln Letter is an engrossing mystery, a masterful blend of the past and present. The author captures Civil War Washington, D.C., Lincoln, and other historic figures in fine detail and historical accuracy… a compelling read that moves deftly, back and forth, from the 1860s to modern times.”—Jeffry D. Wert, Civil War Historian and author of The Sword of Lincoln
“Highly imaginative, beautifully written, devilishly exciting, this explosive new thriller will excite Martin’s legions of fans and win him many, many more.”
—Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Cain at Gettysburg
“If you thought you knew a lot about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, this book will change your mind. Bill Martin has woven history and mystery into a riveting narrative you can’t stop reading.”
—Thomas Fleming, bestsellling author of The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers
“Hugely entertaining. A fascinating cast of characters whom I truly cared for and a 150-year-old mystery which isn’t solved until the last exciting page.” —David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Castro’s Daughter
William Martin, recipient of the 2005 New England Book Award, is the author of ten novels, an award-winning PBS documentary, and a horror movie now considered a cult classic.
His first novel, BACK BAY (1980) spent fourteen weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, and eighth, THE LOST CONSTITUTION, appeared on the list in 2008. The works in between have established him, in the words of the Se
attle Post-Intelligencer, as a “master story-teller.” At the publication of ANNAPOLIS, a saga about the U.S. Navy, Publisher’s Weekly said “Martin is the maritime Michener.” Of his biographical novel, CITIZEN WASHINGTON, USA Today wrote, “Deft, spicy, and excitingly readable… This fiction is so complex in its understanding of humanity as to seem actually true.”
He has told the American story from the Pilgrims to 9/11. He has told it throughthe eyes of the famous, the infamous, and the anonymous.
And he has joined the historical novel and the mystery-thriller to create a genre all its own. In BACK BAY, CAPE COD, HARVARD YARD, THE LOST CONSTITUTION, and CITY OF DREAMS, his characters track the passage of priceless artifacts through American history while, in alternating chapters, the history comes to life.
Five of those books star Boston rare-document hunter Peter Fallon and his girlfriend Evangeline. In CITY OF DREAMS they’re in Manhattan, hunting a mahogany box containing $20,000 worth of Continental bonds, the unretired debt of the American Revolution.
And this August, they head for Washington DC to search for Abraham Lincoln’s diary in THE LINCOLN LETTER
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