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Praise for A Blind Goddess, the previous Billy Boyle WWII Mystery
"James Benn has written a gripping and entertaining mystery, but also...realistically and sensitively explores the rarely discussed race relations and power struggles in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II Britain."
—Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope mystery series
"One of Mr. Benn's best books of the series....A pleasure to read."
"[Benn] achieves an impressive authenticity of time and place...without sacrificing a sense of underlying urgency, and it’s his engaging characters, complex whodunit(s), and subtle humor that will sustain the more traditional mystery reader. Those who are first initiated to Billy Boyle with A Blind Goddess will find it hard to resist the desire to revisit the author’s earlier offerings."
"[An] excellent eighth Billy Boyle whodunit....The superior plot and thoughtful presentation of institutional racism directed against American soldiers about to risk their lives for their country make this one of Benn’s best."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Benn's thoroughly researched exploration of segregation in the wartime armed services is revealing and sensitively handled. Another nice mix of human drama and WWII history."
"A Blind Goddess is a gripping, exciting entry in this outstanding series....The disparate storylines are clever and credible in their setup and execution, resulting in a superior mystery that fans of the series will thoroughly enjoy."
"James R. Benn is getting even better....[A Blind Goddess] is all a big bag of delicious intrigue if you love World War II-era stories. Definitely a series you should look into.”
“A good and disturbing read. Highly recommended.”
—I Love a Mystery
Praise for the Billy Boyle series
“This book has got it all—an instant classic.”
“Full of action, humor and heart.”
“Spirited wartime storytelling.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“A fast-paced saga set in a period when the fate of civilization still hangs in the balance.”
—Wall Street Journal
“Stark and poignant.”
“Benn's Billy Boyle mysteries are always entertaining, filled with riveting characters, and beautifully plotted stories.”
“Benn does a superb job of simultaneously capturing the personal anguish of war and creating a splendid adventure novel.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review