James R. Benn - In Store

James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, Billy Boyle, was selected as a Top Five Book of the Year by Book Sense and was a Dilys Award nominee, A Blind Goddess was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Rest Is Silence was a Barry Award nominee, and The Devouring was a Macavity Award nominee. Benn, a former librarian, lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife, Deborah Mandel.


If you're attending the event:

  • A copy of the author's new book must be purchased from MBTB in order to obtain a line number and get anything signed.   
  • Line Numbers for the event will be available starting the day the book goes on sale, but you can preorder at any time and we'll pull a number for you when the book is released.
  • Seating and parking are first come, first served. 
  • If you're unsure you can make the event and would like your copy personalized / inscribed, please include personalization information in the order comments. 
  • Our signing policies can be found here.

If you can't make an event and need to order signed copies: 

  • If you would like your copy personalized, please include inscription information in the order comments. 
  • If your order contains a preorder, it will not ship until it's complete. If you would prefer to have your books shipped as they're released we recommend placing separate orders or ordering in batches with similar release dates.
  • Signed / personalized copies won't ship until after the event. You'll receive tracking info from stamps.com 

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Proud Sorrows (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #18) By James R. Benn Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641294157
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - September 5th, 2023

In the eighteenth installment in this fan-favorite WWII mystery series, US Army Captain Billy Boyle investigates a murder in a charming English village, where personal vendettas tangle with wartime espionage.


Red Tiger Hunting By Alexander C. Juden Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9798986790510
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Alexander C. Juden - November 18th, 2022

"Griffin, I beg you. Go to Europe and find my daughter. I'll give you any damn thing you want. I've got a bad feeling about waiting, ..."



From the Shadows (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #17) By James R. Benn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641294829
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - August 1st, 2023

US Army Captain Billy Boyle plunges into partisan warfare alongside betrayed French Resistance fighters in his seventeenth WWII investigation.


Road of Bones (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery #16) By James R. Benn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641293716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - August 2nd, 2022

Billy Boyle is sent to the heart of the USSR to solve a double-murder at a critical turning point in the war in this latest installment of critically acclaimed James R. Benn's WWII mystery series.