Billy Boyle (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery series.


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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.

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.

Praise For…


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

"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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781616953553
ISBN-10: 1616953551
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: August 13th, 2013
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery