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Author Talk: James R. Benn with “When Hell Struck Twelve”

September 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Essex Library is honored to celebrate the release of the fourteenth Billy Boyle World War II mystery novel, When Hell Struck Twelve, on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7 p.m. with author James R. Benn. The New York Times Book Review declared the Billy Boyle wartime series, “spirited wartime storytelling.” Booklist gives it a starred review: “this consistently strong series has jumped to another level, with this volume clearly the hands-down best so far.”

In the 14th Billy Boyle mystery, US Army detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz travel into the heart of Nazi-occupied Paris on a dangerous mission: ensure a traitor to the French Resistance unwittingly carries out a high-stakes deception campaign. Join us as we learn more fascinating WW II details from Benn’s research and, hopefully, teasers to what Billy and Kaz will get up in the 15th Boyle mystery. Copies of Benn’s books will be available for purchase and signing.  

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is suggested; please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information or to register. The Essex Library is located at 33 West Avenue in Essex.


September 3, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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