Recognized Lincoln scholar Jonathan Putnam will be in the courtyard at the historic Arsenal on Craven Street for a book signing presented by Beaufort History Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25.
Putnam will offer a brief talk and reading at noon, and light refreshments will be served following the talk.
The event is free to the public and a complimentary ticket to the museum will be given for each book sold during this event.
A former trial lawyer and Lincoln scholar, Putnam continues to impress fans with his combination of mystery and history surrounding Abraham Lincoln in “Final Resting Place,” the third mystery in the author’s “Lincoln & Speed Mystery” series. The novel is inspired by real events and delves into a transitional period in Lincoln’s life.
The story begins in the summer of 1838, when Springfield is embroiled in a tumultuous, violent political season. All of Springfield’s elite have gathered at a grand party to celebrate the Fourth of July. Spirits are high until a prominent local politician is assassinated in the midst of fireworks.
When his political rival is arrested, young lawyer Lincoln and his best friend Joshua Speed are back on the case to investigate. It’s no ordinary trial, however, as Lincoln and Speed soon face unwelcome complications. Putnam will be available to answer questions and chat about “Final Resting Place” and other books he has written.
The book signing is one of many opportunities for community engagement, including lectures, exhibits, art retrospectives, children’s programs, and historic reenactments, many offered free of charge by the museum as a service to visitors and local residents.