William Martin Books

On November 18, William Martin received the USS CONSTITUTION Museum's Samuel Eliot Morison Award, given to an author who demonstrates "artful scholarship, patriot pride, and an eclectic interest in the sea and things maritime."

"I am a huge William Martin fan, but The Lincoln Letter is my absolute favorite." -- Doris Kearns Goodwin

"William Martin is quite simply the best writer of historical suspense in the business today, and The Lincoln Letter is sensational reading even by Martin’s lofty standards." -- Michael Palmer, 16-time New York Times Best Selling author of Oath of Office

“What an irresistible combination—a sparkling mystery, intriguing characters, and lively history. I am a huge William Martin fan, but The Lincoln Letter is my absolute favorite.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals

The Lincoln Letter is an engrossing mystery, a masterful blend of the past and present. The author captures Civil War Washington, D.C., Lincoln, and other historic figures in fine detail and historical accuracy... a compelling read that moves deftly, back and forth, from the 1860s to modern times.”—Jeffry D. Wert, Civil War Historian and author of The Sword of Lincoln

“Highly imaginative, beautifully written, devilishly exciting, this explosive new thriller will excite Martin’s legions of fans and win him many, many more.”
—Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Cain at Gettysburg

“If you thought you knew a lot about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, this book will change your mind. Bill Martin has woven history and mystery into a riveting narrative you can't stop reading.”
—Thomas Fleming, bestsellling author of The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

“Hugely entertaining. A fascinating cast of characters whom I truly cared for and a 150-year-old mystery which isn’t solved until the last exciting page.” —David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Castro's Daughter