The Murder of Abraham Lincoln

Rick Geary

Geary turns his attention to the most famous assassination of the Victorian era, that of President Lincoln. The details he reveals are fascinating. Booth worked with a group of disgruntled Southern sympathizers out to decapitate much of the US Executive branch, not just the President! Geary also details the flight of the culprits and the hot pursuit of federal agents.


"Filled with rich detail and told with the tightness of a thriller. Makes for a remarkably entertaining and compact work of historical comix."

"The Murder of Abraham Lincoln is meticulously researched and beautifully drawn in a flowing pen-and-ink style that capturres time, place, and emotion with seeming effortlessness."
-Heidi MacDonald, Comics Buyer's Guide

"With his elegant pen-and-ink art and knack for sifting memorable and unusual details from history, Geary renders this familiar true story in riveting and thorough detail."
-Publishers Weekly

"Geary's meticulous research and detailed drawing illuminates facts that might not be known."

"This book will have even reluctant readers immersed in history."
-School Library Journal

"The pen-and-ink art is realistic and the narrative concise, with intriguing details scattered throughout."
-College & Research Libraries News

"Where Geary excels in Murder are in his searing portrayal of the fanatic Booth (clearly, the man knows his sociopaths) and the smaller details surrounding the soon-to-be-murdered Lincoln's personal life... Geary clearly reveals how this landmark killing was so much more than the work of one cracked actor."
-The Comics Journal

"The concise narrative incorporates diverse threads and is packed with details that will mesmerize readers—Lincoln’s prophetic dream of his own death, John Wilkes Booth’s careful and cold-blooded preparations, the identification of the perpetrator’s body after his death by the initials he had carved into his right hand as a child. Geary also raises questions that still go unanswered, such as the fate of pages missing from Booth’s journal. Readers will find this book impossible to put down."
School Library Journal

6x9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover: $15.95
ISBN 9781561634255

Trade paperback: 6x9, 80pp., B&W, trade paperback: $9.95
ISBN 9781561634262