The Blitz Detective book 2
by Mike Hollow
-From the back cover-
The neat row of small, late-Victorian terraced houses was punctuated by a gaping space:
homes reduced to rubble in the night raid.
Amongst the debris the body of a young, red-haired woman is found. But she has no connection to the house or the street, nor can her identity be established. Nor was it a bomb that killed her.
When the post-mortem reveals death by strangling, D.I. Jago is called into investigate. He quickly establishes that the body is that of Mary Watkins, a seemingly respectable employee of a local engineering company.
But the company is missing important chemicals, and few seem to really care about the death of Mary – not even her family. Was the young woman all she appeared to be? As Jago digs deeper he starts to uncover a trail of deception, betrayal, and romantic entanglements...
As bombs fall, a killer must be found...
My first taste of British fiction came in the form of fantasy from C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein. As a teen I discovered British Mystery and Romantic Suspense with Agatha Christie and Mary Stewart. So, as a history buff and mystery fan, I became excited when I heard about The Blitz Detective series. What could be better than crime solving during one of Britain's darkest historical hours?
This Book received a 4 Bark rating
Fifth Column isn't strictly what I'd call Christian fiction, rather more of a clean read with a little language. Because of that, Mike Hollow's straightforward writing style, and the WWII angle, I think this is a book that could easily appeal to men as well as women.
If you love slightly gritty British mysteries Mike Hollow's The Blitz Detective series just might be for you. I know that I've enjoyed both books so far in the series and I look forward hopefully to there being a third.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Fifth Column by Mike Hollow a 4 Bark rating.