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Billy Boyle - (Billy Boyle WWII Mystery) by James R Benn (Paperback)

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  • What's a twenty-two-year-old Irish American cop who's never been out of Massachusetts before doing at Beardsley Hall, an English country house, having lunch with King Haakon of Norway?
  • About the Author: James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries.
  • 400 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Mystery & Detective
  • Series Name: Billy Boyle WWII Mystery

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What's a twenty-two-year-old Irish American cop who's never been out of Massachusetts before doing at Beardsley Hall, an English country house, having lunch with King Haakon of Norway? Billy Boyle himself wonders. Back home in Southie, he'd barely made detective when war was declared. Unwilling to fight--and perhaps die--for England, he was relieved when his mother wangled a job for him on the staff of a general married to her distant cousin. But the general turns out to be Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose headquarters are in London, which is undergoing the Blitz. And Uncle Ike wants Billy to be his personal investigator.

Billy is dispatched to the seat of the Norwegian government in exile. Operation Jupiter, the impending invasion of Norway, is being planned, but it is feared that there is a German spy amongst the Norwegians.

Billy doubts his own abilities, with good reason. A theft and two murders test his investigative powers, but Billy proves to be a better detective than he or anyone else expected.



Review Quotes




Praise for the Billy Boyle series

"This book has got it all--an instant classic."
--Lee Child

"Spirited wartime storytelling."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A meaty, old-fashioned, and thoroughly enjoyable tale of WWII-era murder and espionage."
--The Seattle Times

"A fascinating mystery with the sensibility of a World War II movie."
--Sacramento News & Review

"It is a pleasure marching off to war with the spirited Billy Boyle. He is a charmer, richly imagined and vividly rendered, and he tells a finely suspenseful yarn."
--Dan Fesperman

"The series as a whole is the best set of wartime novels since those of the legendary Nevil Shute."
--BookPage

"One of the best books I've read this year."
--Mystery Scene

"The sense of place is sensational, a wonderful backdrop to this complex and intriguing story."
--Mystery News



About the Author



James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, Billy Boyle, was selected as a Top Five book of the year by Book Sense and was a Dilys Award nominee, A Blind Goddess was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Rest Is Silence was a Barry Award nominee, and The Devouring was a Macavity Award nominee. Benn, a former librarian, lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife, Deborah Mandel.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.9 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Mystery & Detective
Series Title: Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
Publisher: Soho Crime
Theme: Police Procedural
Format: Paperback
Author: James R Benn
Language: English
Street Date: August 13, 2013
TCIN: 16011189
UPC: 9781616953553
Item Number (DPCI): 247-15-5888
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 4.9 inches width x 7.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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