The First Wave

James R. Benn (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Soho Crime
Publish Date
September 01, 2008
Pages
294
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.9 X 7.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781569475171

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About the Author

James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, Billy Boyle, was named one of five top mysteries of 2006 by Book Sense and was a Dilys Award nominee. A Blind Goddess was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and The Rest Is Silence was a Barry Award nominee. A librarian for many years, Benn lives in Connecticut with his wife, Deborah Mandel.

Reviews

Praise for The First Wave

"Another rousing adventure . . . Once again the period details are spot-on and Billy, who doesn't pretend to be anything but what he is, continues to make a thoroughly engaging detective."
--The Denver Post

"What a great read, full of action, humor and heart . . . Equal parts spy thriller, war story and murder mystery, with a dollop of romance that's never sweet, this is just a terrific book. More please!"
--Louise Penny

"A rattling good read."
--Rhys Bowen

"A solid follow up to Benn's first novel . . . [I] look forward to his next."
--Robert B. Parker

"Benn follows up his first World War II mystery (Billy Boyle) with another danger-filled episode and delivers a cross-genre tale that is at once spy story, soldier story, and hard-Boyled detective."
--Library Journal, Starred Review

"Certain to appeal to WWII fiction fans."
--Booklist

"Part Indiana Jones derring-do and part grown-up adventure novel with spies, black marketers, loyal and dastardly French, and the reliably evil Nazis. If you like World War II historical crime novels, you'll love this one."
--Mystery Scene