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What is truth? For nineteen years, Joshua Webb has been asking that question in the pages of his newspaper, The Paradise Ledger. He’s been called a madman, a lunatic and an anarchist, but now he has stumbled upon a story so huge that it could shake the United States to its very foundation. The source of the trouble is Boston Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth. He claims to possess knowledge of the real perpetrators behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but if his story can be believed, what threat might this hidden truth present to Joshua Webb and the people that he loves?

This is the complete novel that was originally published in three serial installments.


“Kevin Summers presents a fresh take on an event that has been written about as much as any other in the history of the United States. The plot is energized by a compelling question that remains unanswered after 150 years: Who gained by ensuring that John Wilkes Booth didn’t live to testify?”

~Derek Gilbert, host of A View From The Bunker

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The Paradise Ledger Companion is a book of bonus content intended as a supplement to the novel, The Man Who Shot John Wilkes Booth. This volume contains 39-pages of unpublished comic book artwork, a 10-page comic book story called The Parable of the Sower, over 100-pages of original comic scripts from The Man Who Shot John Wilkes Booth (including an alternate ending and deleted scenes that never made it into the novel), and a prose short story called His Soul Goes Marching On, which appeared in the magazine Tales of Moreavia. This is a print-only volume intended for collectors and superfans.

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“Summers paints a vivid picture of the events of 1865 and imagines something much, much darker.  This is an adventure tale wrapped in a bloody mystery about power and those who will do anything to hold onto it.”

~Nick Cole, author of The Wasteland Saga

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