The Assassin's Accomplice

The Assassin's Accomplice

Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln

By Kate Clifford Larson

Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465038152, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008


The true story of Mary Surratt, a shadowy figure behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln-and the first woman executed by the federal government

About the Author

Kate Clifford Larson teaches history at Simmons College. Her first book, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, was described as “brilliant” (Smithsonian Magazine), “astonishingly good, a better debut than any author has the right to wish for” (Dallas Morning News), and “an extraordinary achievement” (Baltimore Sun). Larson lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.