John Berry Novels
A Night of Horrors the first historical thriller of the 24 hours leading to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln!

Extensive Research Went into Making A Night of Horrors the most accurate historical thriller on the Lincoln assassination.

Works by Participants in the Events


Arnold, Samuel Bland.  Kauffman, Michael W., ed.  Memoirs of a Lincoln Conspirator.  Heritage Books, Westminster, MD, 2003.


Bates, David Homer.  Lincoln in the Telegraph Office:  Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During the Civil War.  University of Nebraska Press, 1995.


Booth, John Wilkes.  Rhodehamel, John and Taper, Louise, ed.  “Right or Wrong, God Judge Me,” The Writings of John Wilkes Booth.  University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 1997.


Clarke, Asia Booth.  Alford, Terry, ed.  John Wilkes Booth, A Sister’s Memoir.  University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1996.


Good, Timothy S., ed.  We Saw Lincoln Shot, One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts.  University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1995.

Grant, Ulysses S.  Memoirs and Selected Letters.  The Library of America, 1990.


Keckley, Elizabeth.  Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House.  Penguin Books, New York, 2005.


Leale, Charles A.  Lincoln’s Last Hours.  1909, republished by Leale Estate via Kessinger Publishing.


Lincoln, Abraham.  Basler, Roy P., ed.  The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. University Press, New Brunswick, NY, 1953.


Nicolay, John G. and Hay, John.  Abraham Lincoln, A History.  The Century Co., New York, 1890.


Pittman, Ben, ed.  The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators.  Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, New York, 1865.


Seward, Fanny.  Johnson, Patricia Carley, ed.  “I Have Supped Full of Horrors,” American Heritage, vol 10.  October 1959.


Taylor, Tom.  Our American Cousin.  1858


Townsend, George Alfred.  The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth.  1865, republished Kessinger Publishing


The War of the Rebellion:  A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confderate Armies.  Washington, DC:  Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.


Weichmann, Louis J.  Risvold, Floyd E., ed.  A True History of the Assassination of Abrahm Lincoln and the Conspiracy of 1865.  Vintage Books, New York, 1975.


Welles, Gideon.  Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson.  Houghton & Mifflin Company, Boston and New York 1911.




Books by Historians and Writers


Donald, David Herbert.  Lincoln.  Touchstone, New York, 1995.


Foote, Shelby.  The Civil War, A Narrative, 3 Volumes.  Random House, New York, 1958-1974.

Goodwin, Doris Kearns.  Team of Rivals, The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.  Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005.


Kaufman, Michael W.  American Brutus, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies.  Random House, NY, 2004.


McPherson, James M.  Battle Cry of Freedom, The Civil War Era.  Ballantine Books, New York, 1988.

Ownsbey, Betty, "Unlocking the Mystery of Lewis Powell" in The Day Lincoln was Shot, An Illustrated Chronicle.  Bak, Richard.  Taylor Publishing, Dallas, 1998.

Reck, W. Emerson.  A. Lincoln, His Last 24 Hours.  McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 1987.


Sandburg, Carl.  Abraham Lincoln.  Galahad Books, New York, 1958.

Steers, Jr., Edward.  Blood on the Moon, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  The Unviersity Press of Kentucky, 2001.


Swanson, James L.  Manhunt, The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.  Harper Perennial, NY, 2007.


Thomas, Benjamin P. and Hyman, Harold M.  Stanton:  The Life and Times of Lincoln’s Secretary of War.  Alfred A Knop, New York, 1962.


Wills, Gary.  Lincoln at Gettysburg, The Words that Remade America.  Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993.

Winik, Jay.  April 1865, The Month that Saved America.  Harper Perennial, New York, 2001.