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The Resource Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James Benn

Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James Benn

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Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Title
Rag and bone
Title remainder
a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Statement of responsibility
James Benn
Title variation
Rag & bone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Uncle Ike" (aka General Eisenhower) personally pins silver first lieutenant bars on Billy Boyle in Benn's stellar fifth WWII mystery (after 2009's Evil for Evil). In December 1943, Billy's leave with his British girlfriend in Italy is cut short. Orders send him to London to look into a Soviet officer's shooting murder, which may be retaliation for the execution of thousands of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest that's been blamed on the Germans but probably was committed by Russians. Since the Soviets are allies, the investigation requires the utmost sensitivity. Billy's loyalties are tested because his friend who works for the Polish government in exile, Lieutenant Kazimierz, is a prime suspect. Benn excels at depicting the impact of war on London--the bricks from bombed buildings piled neatly on the streets, families living in Tube stations, "the odor of the Blitz." Destruction aside, Billy never forgets that "Even in the midst of war, murder is unacceptable"--Publisher's Weekly
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Benn, James R
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E6644
LC item number
R34 2010
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Billy Boyle World War II mystery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Katyn Massacre, Katynʹ Russia, 1940
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Russians
  • Boyle, Billy (Fictitious character)
Label
Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James Benn
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn601132646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9781569478493
Lccn
2010021610
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)601132646
Label
Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James Benn
Publication
Control code
ocn601132646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9781569478493
Lccn
2010021610
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)601132646

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