James R. Benn

James R. Benn will sign and discuss the new Billy Boyle book, The Devouring (Soho; $26.95)

James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, Billy Boyle, was named one of five top mysteries of 2006 by Book Sense and was a Dilys Award nominee. A Blind Goddess was long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and The Rest Is Silence was a Barry Award nominee. Benn, a former librarian, splits his time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and Connecticut with his wife Deborah Mandel.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
The Devouring Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616957735
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Published: Soho Crime - September 12th, 2017

A murder in wartime Switzerland reveals Swiss complicity with the Nazis in World War II, and US Army detective Billy Boyle is called to investigate.


Blue Madonna Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616958343
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Published: Soho Crime - August 8th, 2017

Billy Boyle, World War II US Army detective and ex-Boston cop, faces his toughest investigation yet: infiltrating enemy lines in France as the Allies invade Normandy.


The White Ghost Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616957117
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Published: Soho Crime - August 16th, 2016

In the Pacific during WWII, Billy Boyle must discover if skipper, and future president, Jack Kennedy is a cold-blooded killer.


The Rest Is Silence Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616955700
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Published: Soho Crime - August 4th, 2015

The fog of war surrounding D-Day and Operation Tiger provides cover for one of Billy Boyle's grisliest investigations.


A Blind Goddess Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616953775
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Published: Soho Crime - August 5th, 2014

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.


A Mortal Terror Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616951627
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Published: Soho Crime - August 21st, 2012

In his sixth investigation, Lieutenant Billy Boyle finds himself in pursuit of a serial killer with a particularly frightening agenda.


Rag and Bone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781569479964
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Published: Soho Crime - September 13th, 2011

The fifth Billy Boyle investigation


Evil for Evil Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781569478516
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Published: Soho Press - September 2010

Irish-American Army Lieutenant Detective Billy Boyle returns to his family's homeland only to get sucked into a complex web of wartime intrigue.


Blood Alone Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781569475959
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Published: Soho Press - September 2009

With a case of amnesia, will Billy remember who he is and what is his mission, before more people are killed?


The First Wave Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781569475171
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Published: Soho Press - September 2008

The second Billy Boyle investigation


Billy Boyle Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616953553
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Published: Soho Crime - August 13th, 2013

What's a twenty-two-year-old Irish American cop who's never been out of Massachusetts before doing at Beardsley Hall, an English country house, having lunch with King Haakon of Norway? Billy Boyle himself wonders. Back home in Southie, he'd barely made detective when war was declared.