THE ASSASSIN'S ACCOMPLICE : MARY SURRATT AND THE PLOT TO KILL ABRAHAM LINCOLN
by Kate Clifford Larson
Three days after John Wilkes Booth murdered Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, Mary Surratt was arrested on April 17, 1865. She was a Confederate sympathizer who ran a boardinghouse in Washington. There the conspirators met, along with her rebel son John, to plan the assassination. In less than three months, Mary became the first woman ever to be executed by the federal government of the United States.
The Assassin's Accomplice reveals Mary's deep involvement in the plot via interviews, testimonies of the court and confessions.
The book is extremely well written and a great read.