Rag and Bone: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery

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Soho Press, 2010 - Fiction - 305 pages
19 Reviews

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."—Booklist

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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Review: Rag and Bone (Billy Boyle World War II #5)

User Review  - Robin Halvorson - Goodreads

I am still enjoying this series. Read full review

Review: Rag and Bone (Billy Boyle World War II #5)

User Review  - Carolyn Rose - Goodreads

Nice mix of fiction and history with a look at the uneasy alliance with Russia. It helped that I had recently watched a number of documentaries about WWII that touched on the Katyn massacre. Read full review

Contents

TITLE PAGE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
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About the author (2010)

James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle WWII detective mystery series: Billy Boyle, The First Wave, Blood Alone, Evil for Evil, Rag & Bone, and A Mortal Terror. He is a librarian and lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.


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