Rag and Bone

A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery

By Benn, James R.

Publishers Summary:
Praise for the Billy Boyle series:"Spirited wartime storytelling."—The New York Times Book Review"Blood Alone is an intriguing blend of history and fiction, superbly crafted and paced, easily the best period mystery I've read."—Bookpage, Mystery of the Month"The Billy Boyle novels have quickly established themselves as best in class . . . historical mysteries that seamlessly blend fact with fiction, are replete with period details, [and] incorporate an engaging, intricate and suspenseful story."—Mysterious Reviews"An entertaining series based on fascinating historical premises."—BooklistBilly 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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ISBN
978-1-56947-849-3
Publisher
Soho


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Reviewed on August 1, 2010

The fifth book (after Evil for Evil) in Benn's well-received historical series finds military investigator Billy Boyle in London in 1943. A Soviet NKVD (secret police) official has been found murdered in a style eerily reminiscent of the 1940 Katyn Forest massacre of captive Polish Army officers, and the crime threatens to disrupt diplomatic relations between the Western Allies and the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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