With all the mystery and suspense of a classic thriller novel,  Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? is an exciting addition to the literary landscape–with the added bonus that it’s an actual real-life whodunit!

This 424 pages tome is meticulously researched by independent researcher and author, Paul Serup, and also comes with a CD of more than 3,300 pages of additional documentation.

It’s a must-read for fans of true crime, history buffs, and mystery lovers alike!

Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? is distributed in Canada by Sand Hill Book Marketing.

Read what others have to say about the book:


“Who Killed Abraham Lincoln?” is a thoroughly researched and exhaustively documented examination of the role of Catholicism in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The author, Paul Serup, uses the contemporaneous autobiography of Charles Chiniquy as a starting point for his discussion of both the plot and the conspirators. The book provides a fascination account of the life of Charles Chiniquy and an overview of prevailing scholarship regarding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It will appeal to both serious students of history and to those who enjoy conspiracy theories and true crime stories, both past and present. Lynn Duncan, historian, publisher, (November 9, 2013)


“Serup has embarked on a colossal mission of research for his book. One cannot fail to be impressed by the extent of his documentation. This reviewer, not particularly predisposed to religious discussions and exploration, was especially engaged by the skulduggery Serup documents leading up to and following the actual killing of Lincoln. In 2013, as we remember and reflect on the assassination of JFK 50 years earlier, Serup’s comprehensive study might well serve that legion of scholars and historians who are drawn to the exhaustive post-mortem of the terrible and tragic murders of American Presidents.”  Bill Engleson, author of “Like a Child to Home” (November 9, 2013, fuller review at


Who killed Lincoln?: Paul Serup revives the conspiracy theory of Charles Chiniquy                                                                                                            Paul Serup’s Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? is a 400-page non-fiction study that gathers evidence to support the claims of a disaffected Catholic priest, Charles Chiniquy, that Abe Lincoln was the victim of a Catholic plot….…In his non-fiction investigation of Chiniquy’s claims about Lincoln’s assassination, incorporating information gleaned from court records, newspaper clippings, interview and cement records, Serup notes that the man who headed the official investigation of the murder of President Lincoln, and who also effectively ran the United States government immediately after the assassination, Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, also believed Lincoln was killed by Catholics. BCBookworld (Summer 2010)


Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? closely studies evidence of Roman Catholic Church complicity in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, as well as damning evidence of the church’s involvement in the devastating New York City Draft Riots during the civil war – a shameful rampage of murder, lynching and arson perpetuated primarily by Irish Catholics. From corruption in the church hierarchy, to laggard responses of church officials against violence, to the vested interest the church had in compromising America’s democratic institutions, Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? is a severe indictment of a religious institution’s historical hostility to fundamental American values. A well-researched and persuasively presented account, Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? is particularly recommended for college library collections. The Midwest Book Review (Wisconsin, May 2010)


“Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? by Canadian author Paul Serup is a wonderful jam packed 400 page plus tome filled to the brim with interesting historical facts and information, as well as a great story about the ultimate assassination.” Mark Vinet, host of PERSPECTIVES & INFO-30 (February 27, 2010)


…I appreciate the effort…put into this book and the time it took to reach publication. It is a solid achievement.” Dr. Michael Halvorson, chair of History, Department of Pacific Lutheran University (February 22, 2010)


“Had he known it would take a ‘mind-numbing amount of work’ he might have thought twice before starting. Lucky for readers, Paul Serup persevered. Over two decades of interviews, travel and historical research is behind the author’s thought provoking new book: Who Killed Abraham Lincoln?…” Prince George Free Press, (January 6, 2010)


A book on Lincoln’s assassination claims the president was the victim of a Catholic conspiracy: The Quebec connection        “In what sounds like fodder for another movie about a deep-seated conspiracy in the Catholic Church, a new book claims a 19th century Quebec clergyman was right to accuse the church of helping to assassinate his friend, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln…” Montreal Gazette (January 2, 2010)


“Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? focuses strongly on historical figure, and Quebec native Charles Chiniquy, a former Catholic Priest who spent the latter part of his career speaking out against Catholicism. It was Chiniquy who stated, and backed up with evidence, the idea that Lincoln was assassinated by the Church of Rome.” Cutbanks (January 2010)


“[Who Killed Abraham Lincoln?] sheds the first modern light on one of the oldest theories about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It is also an update on one of the 19th century’s greatest Canadian cultural figures, Charles Chiniquy.” Prince George Citizen (December 28, 2009)


“It is a significant book, carefully researched, with an extensive bibliography, gleaned from libraries, court records, newspaper clippings, interviews, cemetery records…. One comes away from the book with a feeling that Serup may be right or wrong but he has done a careful scholarly documentation of the evidence. The book will have a wide circulation…”  -Dr. Eldon Lee, best-selling author and retired medical specialist


2 Responses to Praise

  1. Teresa says:

    The book “Who Killed Abraham Lincoln” is a very thought-provoking book. The author’s research is in-depth and my impression is that this project required much fortitude to accomplish. There are aspects of “Who Killed Abraham Lincoln” that reminds me of another favorite book, “The Great Controversy” by Ellen White. For sure there is ONE who can see through people’s motives– the LORD JESUS who is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. Thank you, Paul, and may the good LORD bless you.

  2. Paul says:

    Thanks for reading the book and your comment, I appreciate it!

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