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James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award winning author of the New York Times bestseller, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. His other books include Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, the best-selling adaption of Manhunt for young adults. He has held a number of government and think tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Praise for CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
BOOKLIST Notable Children's Book
Recommended as one of the top children's books about Lincoln by AMERICAN HISTORY MAGAZINE.
* "The YA version of Swanson's bestselling MANHUNT this account of Lincoln's assassination and the twelve-day search for his killer reads like a historical thriller. . . . Abundant period photographs and documents enhance the book's immediacy."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
* "Divided into fourteen chapters and an epilogue, the sentences are shorter and chapters are condensed from the original but the rich details and suspense are ever present, . . . It is a tale of intrigue and an engrossing mystery. With the approaching bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this is a most welcome addition to all libraries."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
YALSA-ALA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award Finalist