Murder in the White House is the first book in the Capital Crime series written by Margaret Truman, who was the daughter of President Harry S. Truman. The book is about a White House Counsel, Ronald Fairbanks, being put in charge of investigating the murder of the Secretary of State inside the White House. Throughout the novel there are several interesting twists and cliffhangers to keep it intriguing to continue, although who the actual murderer is may be easy for some to guess partway through.
One of the most interesting aspects of Murder in the White House is how it slowly provides a deeper understanding of the President, his family, the Chief of Staff, and the Secretary of State. This is mostly done with the main character, Ronald Fairbanks, reminiscing about past encounters with them.
Overall Murder in the White House is an enjoyable read for those that like political thrillers. Some that like the suspense of who did it, might not enjoy it as much, but for those that enjoy more in depth character development this can be a satisfying read.