The White House Pantry Murder



It's Christmas 1941, but the ever-present Nazi threat makes this holiday season one of the bleakest in our nation's history. In the White House, President Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor prepare, not so much for Christmas, but for the arrival of England's Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his entourage, including Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Halifax, and Sir Alan Burton of Scotland Yard.

In anticipation of Churchill's visit, security measures have been dramatically increased. With anit-aircraft guns mounted on the White House roof and soldiers on alert twenty-four hours a day, the December air fairly crackles with tension. Despite all these efforts, an intruder somehow gains access to a most unlikely place - the walk-in refrigerator located in the pantry. To Eleanor's shock, her maid discovers a man's well-chilled body during her routine morning inspection of the kitchen. He is unidentified, but Eleanor shrewdly suspects that his plans included not only a midnight raid on the fridge but the double murder of the President and Churchill.
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