Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm



May 8, 2020
7:00 pm

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce present…


To celebrate the publication of

The Lincoln Conspiracy  (Flatiron, $29.99) 

In Conversation with MARK TROWBRIDGE 

Friday, May 8, 7pm On Crowdcast 

Tickets Required.

Your purchase of The Lincoln Conspiracy admits (1) one person into this virtual event with free shipping of the book directly to your home.



  1. Your purchase of The Lincoln Conspiracy admits (1) one person into this virtual event with free shipping of the SIGNED book directly to your home.
  2. Purchase your ticket on EVENTBRITE and be sure to include your shipping address so that we know where to send your copy of the book.
  3. The book will be shipped to you following the event.
  4. Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive a link to the CROWDCAST listing, along with a password.
  5. Please remember to Register on Crowdcast by entering your email address. *This is a necessary second step to complete your registration. 
  6. On the night of the event, use your email address and password to enter the event. 


Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, DC, for his first inauguration.“This is a story few people know, one that’s set in a time of deep political division in America,” Meltzer says. “It shows us what good leaders can do in times of strife – perfectly on point for where our country is today.”

The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn’t want an anti-slavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in a Baltimore train station as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through en route to the Capital. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including one of the first female private detectives in America. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.

Written in the same page-turning style as Meltzer’s other bestsellers, The Lincoln Conspiracy offers a fascinating new look at one of the most important figures in American history.





About the Author:

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Escape Artist and many other bestselling thrillers, as well as the “Ordinary People Change the World” series. He is also the host of the History Channel TV shows Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History, which he used to help find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero. He lives in South Florida with his family.

About the Moderator:

Mark A. Trowbridge is the president and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held for the past fourteen years.  He is the chief association executive responsible for the day-to-day success of the more than 1600-member organization, working with volunteer leaders engaged in the Chamber’s long-term business development strategies and community initiatives.  The Coral Gables Chamber is ranked as the second largest Chamber in South Florid according to the 2019 South Florida Business Journal Book of Lists.




Presented in collaboration with