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Dimensions (Overall): 9.48 Inches (H) x 6.37 Inches (W) x 1.13 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.26 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Mystery & Detective
Author: Susan Elia MacNeal
Street Date: September 20, 2022
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-6452
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
About the Book"From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series comes a tantalizing standalone novel about a mother and daughter who stumble upon an underground Nazi cell in Los Angeles during the early days of World War II-and find the courage to go undercover. June 1940. France has fallen to the Nazis, Britain is next-but to many Americans, the war is still something happening "over there." Veronica Grace has just graduated from college; she and her mother, Violet, the widow of a Navy commander, are looking for a fresh start in Los Angeles, where the sun always shines and the opportunities feel riper. Having taken a misstep that cost her a prestigious career opportunity back in New York, Veronica is relieved to take a temporary typing job-only to realize that she's working for one of L.A.'s most vicious anti-Semitic propagandists. Overnight, Veronica is exposed to the dark underbelly of the place she now calls home, where German Nazis are recruiting new American members and building a bunker in the Pacific Palisades for Hitler's anticipated visit to the West Coast. After the FBI dismisses their concerns for "lack of evidence," Veronica and Violet decide to call on an old friend of Violet's late husband-who introduces them to Ari Lewis, L.A.'s anti-Nazi spymaster. At once, the two blonde-haired, blue-eyed German American women go undercover and infiltrate the heart of Nazism in Los Angeles. Risking their lives, Veronica and Violet aim to gather enough information about the California Reich to take to the authorities. But as the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor ripples through the Nazi population in Southern California, and President Roosevelt declares war, the Grace women realize that the plots they're investigating are far more sinister than they feared-and even a single misstep could cost them everything. Inspired by real events, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy is a powerful portrait of family, duty, and deception that raises timeless questions about America-and what it means to have courage in the face of terror"--
Book SynopsisFrom the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series comes a tantalizing standalone novel inspired by a real-life mother-daughter duo who stumble upon an underground Nazi cell in Los Angeles during the early days of World War II--and find the courage to go undercover. "Stirring . . . Susan Elia MacNeal's page-turning prose is as entertaining as ever--I was riveted from beginning to end."--Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network June 1940. France has fallen to the Nazis, and Britain may be next--but to many Americans, the war is something happening "over there." Veronica Grace has just graduated from college; she and her mother, Violet, are looking for a fresh start in sunny Los Angeles. After a blunder cost her a prestigious career opportunity in New York, Veronica is relieved to take a typing job in L.A.--only to realize that she's working for one of the area's most vicious propagandists. Overnight, Veronica is exposed to the dark underbelly of her new home, where German Nazis are recruiting Americans for their devastating campaign. After the FBI dismisses the Graces' concerns, Veronica and Violet decide to call on an old friend, who introduces them to L.A.'s anti-Nazi spymaster. At once, the women go undercover to gather enough information about the California Reich to take to the authorities. But as the news of Pearl Harbor ripples through the United States, and President Roosevelt declares war, the Grace women realize that the plots they're investigating are far more sinister than they feared--and even a single misstep could cost them everything. Inspired by the real mother-daughter spy duo who foiled Nazi plots in Los Angeles during WWII, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy is a powerful portrait of family, duty, and deception that raises timeless questions about America--and what it means to have courage in the face of terror.
"Susan Elia MacNeal's novel is not just a terrific read, it illuminates an aspect of World War II history that deserves to be more widely known."--Mystery Scene "Mother Daughter Traitor Spy is a first-class combination of espionage, historical and domestic drama."--South Florida Sun Sentinel "Entertaining and intelligent, Mother, Daughter, Traitor, Spy takes a bold look at a forgotten corner of American history. This is Susan Elia MacNeal at her best as she explores the Nazi party in World War II Los Angeles and the relationship between a mother and daughter as they confront the dangers of being true to themselves while doing the right thing."--Kim Fay, national bestselling author of Love & Saffron "A triumph . . . MacNeal immerses the reader in 1941 America . . . Both inspiring and terrifying, this is an electric and timely read."--Mariah Fredericks, author of A Death of No Importance "A suspenseful page-turner, vivid historical account, and inspiring story of female empowerment all in one . . . Riveting!"--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star
"A timely, fascinating story about a little-known chapter in American history, one that resonates especially strongly today."--Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Resistance Women
"A fascinating, thought-provoking thrill ride through the fascist underbelly of 1940s Los Angeles, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy will have you glancing over your shoulder and wondering just what you'd dare--and whether you'd make it out alive."--Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Daughter
"Gut-wrenching . . . This is historical fiction at its best."--Lauren Belfer, New York Times bestselling author of And After the Fire
"Susan Elia MacNeal is at the height of her powers in this riveting suspense novel."--Sujata Massey, Agatha Award-winning author of The Widows of Malabar Hill
"Susan Elia MacNeal is outstanding! Her ability to convey a spellbinding story that is realistically rooted in this time period puts her among the best!"--Charles Todd, New York Times bestselling author of the Ian Rutledge series and the Bess Crawford series
"Lovers of Los Angeles history will be captivated by this little-known story of local spies infiltrating Southern California-based Nazi cliques around World War II. . . . A fascinating spy novel."--Naomi Hirahara, author of Clark and Division and the Mas Arai mysteries "Featuring characters based on real people, MacNeal provides a sobering reminder that pernicious elements can lie very close to home."--Publishers Weekly "Thoroughly gripping."--Booklist
About the AuthorSusan Elia MacNeal is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope mysteries and Mother Daughter Traitor Spy. MacNeal won the Barry Award and an AudioFile Earphones award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Agatha, Left Coast Crime, Dilys, ITW Thriller, and Nero awards. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.
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