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Author Talk with James R. Benn: The Red Horse

September 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm


Author Talk with James R. Benn: The Red Horse 

The Essex Library is honored to celebrate the release of the fifteenth Billy Boyle WWII Mystery with Soho Crime author James R. Benn who always provides his audiences with fascinating though little-known events from World War II. Just days after the Liberation of Paris, US Army Detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. British Major Cosgrove, asks Billy for help, unofficially, in solving what he thinks was the murder of a British agent recuperating at Saint Albans. The convalescent hospital is really a secret installation for those in the world of clandestine warfare to recover from wounds, physical and emotional. Some are allowed to leave; others are deemed security risks and are detained there. When a second body is found, it is evident that a killer is at work in this high-security enclave. Advance registration is required.

“[A] multilayered plot . . . Benn’s latest caper has fascinating historical roots and nicely balances action and investigation.”

Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Red Horse: “Superlative . . . Benn maintains a high level of tension throughout, and his admirable but flawed lead will engage even first-time readers. This fair-play whodunit stands comparison with the best classic mysteries.”

Publisher’s Weekly,  Starred Review

This event via zoom is free and open to the public on September 3rd at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Essex Library. Advance registration is required. 860-767-1560 or www.youressexlibrary.org


September 3, 2020
7:00 pm
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