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Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Lincoln's Grave Robbers - Steve Sheinkin 4/16/13 ** Did you know there was a plot to steal Lincoln's remains with the intent to hold the body ransom for the release from prison of an expert engraver and counterfeit money maker? Read on!

This is history with a light touch. Well researched and documented, but written with an eye to the story. Sheinkin builds suspense, clearly conveys the facts (including myriad names and details).

I was fascinated by the explanation of "coney" or counterfeiting money in the mid-1800s. Interesting to consider how a drop in trade in one form of crime can lead to a seemingly-unrelated crime.