Roosevelt | Elliott

Murder at the Palace

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The first edition of Murder at the Palace by Elliott Roosevelt, inscribed to his wife Patricia Peabody Roosevelt.

Octavo, 232pp. Blue hardcover, title in gilt on spine. The second printing, with matching number line on copyright page. Publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap.

Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For my Darling Patty: I think this one is the best one so far! Now that we are in our 28th year of marriage, I think we can claim that we were made for each other – I know for sure that I am your’s forever – Your ever lovin’ hubby – Elliott Roosevelt / February 11, 1988.”

Elliott Roosevelt (1910-1990) was the son of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. He served as a U.S. Army Air Corps officer during World War II, earning the rank of Brigadier General. Elliott had a tumultuous personal life marked by multiple marriages and struggles with alcoholism. Despite his familial connections, he often found himself at odds with his parents, particularly his father, due to their differing political views and his own rebellious nature. Elliott Roosevelt authored several books, including a series of detective novels and memoirs recounting his experiences in the military and his relationship with his famous parents. Eight of the novels were published during his lifetime, with the remaining sixteen after his death in 1990, which were completed by his friend, William Harrington.

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Location Published

New York


St. Martin's Press


First Edition, Second Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Roosevelt | Elliott

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