Lincoln's Grave Robbers

  • Type: Books
  • By: Steve Sheinkin
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Lindsay A.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780545405720
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A crazy true crime tale full of counterfeiters, undercover agents and halpess secret service agents

This crime tale is so crazy I can't believe Hollywood hasn't made it into a movie yet. The cast is full of quirky characters, including an earnest (but woefully underfunded) Secret Service point man, a brilliant artist/master counterfeiter stuck in prison, a terrified undercover agent, and a gang of thieves convinced they can pull off the craziest grave-robbing heist ever attempted to force the ransom of their comrade. The second I finished this book I wanted to tell everyone I knew to read it, so we could marvel together at this strange and hilarious slice of U.S. criminal history.