Star-Spangled Scandal

A Novel

by Lori Swerda



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781532069789
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781532069796

About the Book

Based on the true story of an 1859 murder that occurred in front of the White House in Washington D.C. Philip Barton Key, son of Francis Scott Key, carried on a love affair with the young, beautiful wife of Congressman Dan Sickles. The affair is revealed in an inflammatory anonymous letter to Dan, the author of which remains a mystery to this day. Follow the trail back in time through history to when the country was young, Abraham Lincoln was still a nobody, and the Civil War had not yet begun. Through the eyes of the victim, the adulteress, and the family of Francis Scott Key, discover the events leading to the murder and the disastrous fallout after. Ask yourself the shocking question, could Abraham Lincoln be to blame for the death of Francis Scott Key’s son?

About the Author

Lori Swerda lives in Frederick, MD, the hometown of National Anthem author, Francis Scott Key. Research has already begun on her next novel.