Tuesday, September 11 at 6 pm: author Jonathan F. Putnam talks about his Lincoln and Speed mystery series. His latest book, Final Resting Place, was recently published by Crooked Lane Books and is now available in the store. After his talk, Jonathan will be happy to sign copies of his book.

To reserve a seat, call Copperfish Books at (941) 205-2560 or email copperfishbooks@comcast.net.

In Jonathan's first book, These Honored Dead, Joshua Speed, the enterprising second son of a wealthy plantation owner, has struck off on his own. But before long, he makes a surprising and crucial new acquaintance--a freshly minted lawyer by the name of Abraham Lincoln. When an orphaned girl from a neighboring town is found murdered and suspicion falls on her aunt, Speed makes it his mission to clear her good name. Of course, he'll need the legal expertise of his unusual new friend.

"Jonathan Putnam combines an historian’s understanding of character and context with a remarkable narrative drive that kept me fascinated from start to finish." - Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winner; author, Team of Rivals.

Jonathan Putnam is a writer and attorney.  A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and a recognized Lincoln scholar.  His Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series includes Final Resting Place, Perish from the Earth, and These Honored Dead.