Blog Tour Giveaway: The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L. O'Brien

In celebration of author Timothy O'Brien's virtual book tour, Passages to the Past is hosting a giveaway for his wonderful historical thriller, THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY!

The virtual tour will run through December 7th and will be stopping at some of your favorite blogs, so be sure to see the schedule of stops below!

About the Book

Release Date:  September 18, 2012
Publisher:  Ballantine Books


A nation shattered by its president's murder.

Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy.

A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him.

From award-winning journalist Timothy L. O'Brien comes a gripping historical thriller that poses a provocative question: What if the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was wider and more sinister than we ever imagined?

In late spring of 1865, as America mourns the death of its leader, Washington, D.C., police detective Temple McFadden makes a startling discovery. Strapped to the body of a dead man at the B&O Railroad station are two diaries, two documents that together reveal the true depth of the Lincoln conspiracy. Securing the diaries will put Temple's life in jeopardy--and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war.

Temple's quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War-era capital, into bawdy houses and back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner. Aided by an underground network of friends--and by his wife, Fiona, a nurse who possesses a formidable arsenal of medicinal potions--Temple must stay one step ahead of Lafayette Baker, head of the Union Army's spy service. Along the way, he'll run from or rely on Edwin Stanton, Lincoln's fearsome secretary of war; the legendary Scottish spymaster Allan Pinkerton; abolitionist Sojourner Truth; the photographer Alexander Gardner; and many others.

Bristling with twists and building to a climax that will leave readers gasping, The Lincoln Conspiracy offers a riveting new account of what truly motivated the assassination of one of America's most beloved presidents--and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion.

About the Author
Timothy L. O'Brien ( is the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, where he edited the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning series about wounded war veterans, "Beyond the Battlefield." Previously, he was an editor and reporter at The New York Times. There, he helped to lead a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis.

Prior to becoming Sunday Business editor at The New York Times in 2006, Tim was a staff writer for the Times. Among the topics and people he has written about for the paper are Wall Street, Russia, Manhattan's art world, cybercrimes and identity theft, Warren Buffett, geopolitics, digital media, international finance, Hollywood, terrorism and terrorist financing, money laundering, gambling, and white-collar fraud. Tim was a member of a team of Times reporters that won a Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism in 1999.

Before returning to the Times in 2003, Tim was the senior feature writer at Talk, a magazine founded by former New Yorker editor Tina Brown. Tim was with Talk from 2000 until it ceased publishing in 2002. Before joining Talk, Tim was a reporter with the Times and, prior to that, The Wall Street Journal.

O'Brien, a graduate of Georgetown University, holds three master's degrees -- in US History, Business and Journalism -- all from Columbia University. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.

The Lincoln Conspiracy Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, October 29
Review at The Book Buff
Review at BookSpark
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 30
Author Interview & Giveaway at The Book Buff

Wednesday, October 31
Review & Giveaway at The Book Garden
Feature & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Thursday, November 1
Review at JulzReads

Friday, November 2
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at JulzReads

Monday, November 5
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Review & Giveaway at Drey's Library

Tuesday, November 6
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Wednesday, November 7
Review at Book Drunkard
Review at Peppermint, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 8
Review at Unabridged Chick
Review at Book Dillettante
Author Guest Post at So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, November 9
Feature & Excerpt at Beth's Book Reviews
Author Interview & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Monday, November 12
Review at A Book Geek
Review & Giveaway at Griperang's Bookmarks

Tuesday, November 13
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews
Review & Giveaway at Always With a Book

Wednesday, November 14
Review at The Relentless Reader

Thursday, November 15
Review & Giveaway at The Novel Life
Author Interview & Giveaway at The Relentless Reader

Friday, November 16
Author Interview at The Novel Life

Monday, November 19
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader
Review at Lit Addicted Brit
Author Interview at Tribute Books

Tuesday, November 20
Review at The Bookworm
Feature & Giveaway at Historical Tapestry

Wednesday, November 21
Review at Crystal Book Reviews
Author Guest Post at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Friday, November 23
Review at Sir Read A Lot

Monday, November 26
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Review & Giveaway at Words and Peace

Tuesday, November 27
Review at A Bookish Affair
Author Interview & Giveaway at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Wednesday, November 28
Review at Book Journey
Review at My Reading Room
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Thursday, November 29
Review at The Musings of a Book Junkie
Author Interview at My Reading Room

Friday, November 30
Review at Impressions in Ink

Monday, December 3
Review at Bibliophilic Book Blog
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Giveaway at A Writer's Life: Working with the Muse

Tuesday, December 4
Review at Paperback Princess
Review at Cheryl's Book Nook

Wednesday, December 5
Review at Luxury Reading
Review at Stiletto Storytime
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Paperback Princess

Thursday, December 6
Review at One Book at a Time
Review & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Friday, December 7
Review at A Chick Who Reads 

Giveaway (US ONLY)

- To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address (only comments with email addresses will be entered in the giveaway). 
- +5 additional entries become a follower of Passages to the Past. If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entries. 
- +3 additional entries join the Passages to the Past FB Page
- +3 additional entries follow PTTP on Twitter
- +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting this giveaway on Facebook or Google+. You can use the SHARE buttons below. 
- Giveaway ends on November 8th.

Good luck to all!

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  1. I would love to read this book. My Civil War/Lincoln book collection is the only one that rivals my Laura Ingalls Wilder collection.

    Thanks for the chance to win.



  2. + 5 Now following via GFC.

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  3. +3 Link to the FB page gave me an error, but I am already part of the group through Networked Blogs and the Facebook group.


  4. +3 ccmalandrinos follows you on Twitter.


  5. +1 shared on Twitter


  6. +1 Blogged about this giveaway at


  7. American Civil War is a favorite era. This book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

    +5 longtime follower

  8. I will have to thank Mystica for finding you!
    A new follower, I am looking forward to read more of your reviews.
    The Conspiracy has always fascinate people in the US and abroad so thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!


  9. I would love to win this book!

    Google and facebook follower
    Shared on GOogle+

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

  10. I haven't read a book of this era in a while. Would make for a nice change. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  11. looking forward to reading this
    annefitza at yahoo dot com

  12. I enjoy reading books set in this time. I would love to read this one.

    I am a gfc follower +5

  13. This really sounds like a good read for me.
    I'm a follower.
    Also, follow by Twitter.
    Shared on twitter.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  14. This book sounds really good, would love to win a copy!

    I follow your blog and your facebook page, I will share about the giveaway on facebook.

  15. Oh wow! This sounds really interesting. I must put it on my TBR list.
    I follow via email.
    I am a fan of your FB page.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  16. Love mysteries and everything to do with the Civil War and this time period. This book sounds great!

  17. This sounds like a great re-telling of one of the saddest moments in American history. I'd love to win a copy. Please enter my name in the draw.

    - +5 additional entries I'm a follower of Passages to the Past by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx.

    - +3 additional entries I have joined the Passages to the Past FB Page: Carl Scott

    - +3 additional entries I follow PTTP on Twitter: @carlrscott

    - +1 additional entry I tweeted about the giveaway:


  18. Just read KILLING LINCOLN and look forward to reading your book.It sounds like a great read.
    I am a follower of PTTP
    I follow PTTP on facebook and twitter
    I shared on facebook

  19. The Civil War and Lincoln have been of interest to many members of our family for years. There are so many different perspectives on historical events and figures. It will be most interesting to explore this viewpoint and the information presented.

  20. I am a GFC follower as librarypat.

  21. I have joined the Passages to the Past FB Page.

  22. I am a Twitter follower as pbbearclaw.

  23. I tweeted this giveaway and tour.

  24. I shared this on Facebook.

  25. I shared on goggle+.

  26. I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to read this book. I am always been fascinated about Lincoln.

  27. The book sounds interesting.


  28. I am a Civil War buff and would really love to win a copy of the Lincoln Conspiracy.
    I follow on facebook the web and email.

  29. This looks like a good book & I appreciate the chance to win a copy.

    +5 - Already a follower of PTTP
    +3 - Member of PTTP FB page
    +1 - Shared on FB thru SHARE button

    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  30. Already following on facebook and twitter. Shared.


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