How much did Mary know? In 1860s Washington, D.C., Mary Surratt operated a small boardinghouse on H Street, a safe place for Confederate sympathizers. After Abraham Lincoln is assassinated, Surratt and her family come under fire for their association with John Wilkes Booth. Was Mary a spy, an accomplice, or merely the proprietor of a meeting-place? Author Susan Higginbotham delves into these questions in her novel Hanging Mary.
Meet Susan Higginbotham at this event, presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries as part of FCPL’s Women’s History Month celebration. Q&A and book signing will follow author presentation. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event.