Author Event - The Sixth Conspirator by Max Byrd

The Avid Reader is proud to welcome local author Max Byrd and his latest work of historical fiction, The Sixth Conspirator, in-store on Friday, October 4th.


More about The Sixth Conspirator:

The plot of The Sixth Conspirator is based on a true set of facts surrounding a confidential mission to track down and capture any Europeans (and fugitive Confederates) who may have aided John Wilkes Booth in carrying out his murder of President Abraham Lincoln.

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln set off a host of international conspiracy theories, focusing first on Canada—once a hotbed of Confederate plots—and then the Catholic Church and Rome.

Byrd takes us into events drawn from State Department archives and personal letters and diaries. In so doing he creates a panorama of wonderfully-realized characters, great and small, fictional and real. Over all, through his historical detail, he takes the reader back to another reality—the mid-nineteenth century world of America.



More about Max Byrd:


Max Byrd is the author of bestselling historical novels about Ulysses Grant, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. Prior to turning his attention to historical fiction, he published five mysteries including the Shamus Award-winning novel California Thriller.  He has taught English at Yale and the University of California, Davis. He lives in Davis, CA.


Event date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
The Sixth Conspirator: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682618783
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Permuted Press - August 27th, 2019