Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Mystery Bookshelf: Rag and Bone by James R. Benn, a Billy Boyle World War II Mystery

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a world of mystery and suspense, is pleased to feature a new crime novel we recently received from the publisher.

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Rag and Bone by James R. Benn
A Billy Boyle, World War II Mystery (5th in series)
Soho Crime (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: September 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-56947-996-4

Rag and Bone by James R. Benn

About Rag and Bone (from the publisher): Billy is sent to London in the midst of a Luftwaffe bombing offensive to investigate the murder of a Soviet official. There's reason to believe that the crime could be connected to the recent discovery of mass graves in the Katyn Forest, where thousands of Polish officers were executed. Is a killer is out there, targeting Soviet officials in revenge for the Katyn Massacre? If so, the diplomatic stakes couldn't be higher as the uneasy relationship between the Soviets and the other allied powers hangs in the balance. Further complicating matters, Scotland Yard names Billy's friend Kaz, now working for the Polish government in exile, as the prime suspect. Billy must track the killer through London's criminal underworld and save his friend.

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About James R. Benn: A graduate of the University of Connecticut and a resident of Hadlyme, he has worked in the library and information technology fields for over 35 years, and is currently the director of the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown. Visit his website at JamesRBenn.com.

Mysterious Reviews: Mysteries Reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books Crime novels by James R. Benn reviewed by Mysterious Reviews: The First Wave (2007), Blood Alone (2008), Evil for Evil (2009) and Rag and Bone (2010).

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