Book List:21 titles
  • In a riveting novel rooted in one of American history’s great “what ifs,” Jim Lehrer tells the story of two men haunted by the events leading up to John F. Kennedy’s assassination. November 22, 1963. As Air Force One touches down in Dall...


  • In the tradition of Murder on the Orient Express, Jim Lehrer brings together a cast of characters as fascinating as the historic train that will carry them from Chicago to Los Angeles. In its heyday, the Santa Fe railroad's famous Super Chief was so ...


  • A talented athlete, Johnny Wrigley believes that someday he will play major league baseball. But his life unexpectedly takes a detour. In April 1944, Johnny is a newly minted marine on a troop train heading west for California, where he will be shipp...


  • When he’s not anchoring the NewsHour on PBS, Jim Lehrer may be found casting a satirical eye at America’s heartland in such books as Crown Oklahoma and The Sooner Spy. Mack to the Rescue is the latest of his successful One-Eyed Mack novels. Set i...


  • Ever reliable and responsible, Otis Halstead is a father, a husband (one half of a "well-dressed couple of substance"), and the CEO of Kansas Central Fire and Casualty. He has never done anything out of the ordinary. Until now. The change in Otis ...


  • Veteran newsman and acclaimed novelist Jim Lehrer exposes worlds both intimate and universal, builds suspense with an accomplished hand, and reveals a savvy understanding of the modern social landscape. With The Phony Marine, Lehrer dives into a high...


  • "Three may keep a secret if two of 'em are dead." -- Poor Richard's Almanack[pg. 27 of mss] R Taylor arrives in Philadelphia for the funeral of his longtime friend Dr. Wally Rush with a heavy heart. Not only has the world lost one of its preemin...


  • In 1997, police discover an old homeless man in the Kansas City train station. "Birdie Carlucci" claims he has lived there since 1933, hiding out in the storeroom of a Harvey House restaurant. Kansas City cop Lieutenant Randy Benton decides to discov...


  • On a ridge overlooking Burnside Bridge A the focus of the Battle of Antietam A souvenir hunters find the unmarked grave of an unknown Union officer. Don Spaniel, an archaeologist in the National Park Service, is called in to examine the remains. ...






  • Following the enormous success of his two bestselling previous novels, White Widow and Purple Dots, Jim Lehrer takes on a new and controversial subject in this ambitious story about an American soldier who, many years after the fact, is forced to rel...


  • Washington, D.C., is a town full of powerful people with powerful, often conflicting agendas, and no one knows this better than Jim Lehrer, the preeminent capital newscaster and novelist. His new book is a witty, provocative political mystery about p...


  • Some bus drivers never meet a "white widow" -- a wild card, a woman traveling alone who can change the course of a driver's life, and not always for the best. In this subtle, poignant novel, based on the true experiences of the anchor of PBS's News H...


  • For the first time in paperback, just in time for the 2000 presidential election: the renowned PBS anchor's page-turning fictional look into the brutal truths of presidential politics and journalism. It is the night of the presidential debate. The ...


  • When four members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, all Democrats, die in suspiciously quick succession, Mack is soon on the case, his sleuthing only slightly distracted by his entrepreneurial wife Jackie's winning a coveted award and his ent...


  • Charles Avenue Henderson and Bruce Conn Clark shared a CIA mission in late November of 1963 that helped change the course of world history. When Henderson, now living the quiet life of a bed and breakfast owner with his beloved wife in rural West Vir...


  • Moments before he is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden, Oklahoma Governor Buffalo Joe Hayman falls ill. Life is never the same for One-Eyed Mack, the lieutenant governor who steps ...


  • Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, One-Eyed Mack, investigates the disappearance of Luther Wallace, the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the primary opponent of Oklahoma Governor Buffalo Joe Hayman's asinine turnpike construction projec...


  • Mack, the one-eyed lieutenant governor of Oklahoma who swashbuckled through Lehrer's Crown Oklahoma and Kick the Can , mixes it up with Russian spies in this wacky takeoff on the espionage genre. It seems that the president of a local Rotary club is ...


  • One-Eyed Mack learns from a CBS broadcast that the Okies, a highly secret organized-crime group based in his very own state, is making inroads on the Mafia and terrorizing the Southwest. But this news item turns out to be a hoax concocted by disaffec...


  • We are back in 1949, in Kansas, with "One-Eyed Mack," son of the best highway patrolman in the whole state and an incurable romantic in the vein of Tom Sawyer. After he loses an eye in the child's game of the book's title, Mack has to give up his "tr...


  • An account of the trials and tribulations, optimism and pride experienced and sustained by the author's family in their crisis-ridden, one-year venture operating an independent bus company in 1940s Kansas...