- File Size: 1290 KB
- Print Length: 412 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (March 27, 2008)
- Publication Date: March 27, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002GP5YJY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,830,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The novel is the result of Solomon's twenty-five years of interest in and research into the life of his wife's great-great-grandfather, Patrick Sherman Tinen, an Irish immigrant who served as a respected Union officer in the Civil War. The central action of the book opens in 1898 in a National Soldiers Home in Virginia, but quickly moves to Philadelphia as Sheriff Jed Roberts tries to solve the murders of Tinen's son and daughter-in-law.
If you enjoy mysteries, this book will keep you turning the pages. If you are interested in the Civil War, the book is doubly enjoyable. But you don't have to be a Civil War buff to find this book fascinating. The history kind of sneaks up on you and enhances a story that echoes in some current events.
I recommend this book to all who enjoy a good historical mystery.
The task of investigating the murder of Pat Tinen's son falls to Sheriff Jed Roberts, the son of a Confederate officer killed in Pickett's Charge. Unlike Tinen, Roberts has no real interest in the past, but instead, has his eyes firmly on a future run for Congress. But the murder of Tinen's son has evoked such shock and outrage within the community that unless Roberts solves this brutal crime, his chances of being elected to Congress are slim.
Like most murder mysteries, the plot is complicated and riddled with inconvenient truths. For example, Tinen's son, a failed Klondike prospector, is murdered after a clumsy attempt to blackmail a powerful financier. The question is, of course, who is this financier and why was he being blackmailed?Read more ›
The plot is well thought out, the characters well drawn, the historical detail well researched. You don't have to be a Civil War buff to enjoy it. In short, it's a most enjoyable read.
From the very first chapter the reader is guided through a detectives journey to discover the murderers of a husband and wife in Elizabeth City, Virginia and as chapter by chapter unfolds, the reader is introduced to a tangled web of characters, most of whom share one common historical link: participation in "Pickett's Charge" on July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. More specifically a common bond of membership in the 69th Pennsylvania "Irish Volunteers" during the Civil War.
This is not a book about Civil War battles but a complex pattern
of events that intertwine the post-war lives of men whose common
connection was Gettysburg but who are now aging and scattered.
What enchanted me most while reading The Tinen Killings was the logic challenge. Following the varied characters who appear as the story is woven required me to often turn back to previously read pages to be sure I was certain about characters and clues introduced before. Like all good detective books, the reader is never sure what each new discovered clue reveals or what each new character adds to the understanding of truth. As a Civil War buff, I was impressed by the excellent weaving of the story of the Irish regiment that withstood the rebel assault at Gettysburg. Often I would ask myself "Was a particular element drawn from Civil War history or created with the author's literary license?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy historical fiction and this was enlightening in what life was like in the 1890's. I had trouble following the characters early on and had to use my Kindle's search to... Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Wayne E. Clark
I am not sure why this book was even written. I see where it is a vanity publication (self-published by the author) but I still don't get the point of it. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by Harriet Hobbs
This book will keep you hooked from start to finish. The characters are multi-dimensional, the action fast paced and the story entertaining. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by EAB
This is a story of Civil War veterans and a murder mystery. The act is horrific. The victims are husband and wife. Read morePublished on November 10, 2008 by Joseph A. Truglio
Great plot, well-drawn characters and rich historical detail make The Tinen Killings a great read. Couldn't put it down once I was drawn in by the fast moving tale of murder and... Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by Leslie Werstein Hann
I found the"Tinen Killings" fun read. Not just because it is packed with sometimes obscure information about life in 19th century America (a popular dish at the time-oysters... Read morePublished on August 26, 2008 by William E. Schwab Jr.