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Mysteries to Die For Book Club with Special Guest Author James Benn

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Author James Benn will join Elsie for a discussion of "A Blind Goddess:" A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery.

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After our book club meeting, James Benn will be signing his new Billy Boyle mystery, When Hell Struck Twelve. Click here to RSVP for that event.

About A Blind Goddess:

March, 1944: US Army Lieutenant Billy Boyle, back in England after a dangerous mission in Italy, is due for a little R&R, and also a promotion. But the now-Captain Boyle doesn't get to kick back and enjoy his leisure time because two upsetting cases fall into his lap at once.

The first is a personal request from an estranged friend: Sergeant Eugene "Tree" Jackson, who grew up with Billy in Boston, is part of the 617th Tank Destroyers, the all-African American battalion poised to make history by being the US Army's first combatant African American company. But making history isn't easy, and the 617 faces racism at every turn. One of Tree's men, a gunner named Angry Smith, has been arrested for a crime he almost certainly didn't commit, and faces the gallows if the real killer isn't found.

But Billy can't use any of his leave to investigate, because British intelligence agent Major Cosgrove puts him on a bizarre and delicate case. A British accountant has been murdered in an English village, and he may or may not have had some connection with the US Army—Billy doesn't know, because Cosgrove won't tell him.

James R. Benn recently sat down with Nancy Pearl to discuss his Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Series and how he first got the idea for the stories. Watch the video here.

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