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Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders

(2019)
(The first book in the Air Warden Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Charming and feisty Poppy Redfern stumbles into murder in this exciting new World War II historical mystery series from critically acclaimed author Tessa Arlen.
    
Summer 1942. The world has been at war for three long and desperate years. In the remote English village of Little Buffenden, Poppy Redfern’s family house and farmland has been requisitioned by the War Office as a new airfield for the American Air Force. As the village's Air Raid Warden, Poppy spends her nights patrolling the village as she tries to ease her neighbors’ fears about the “Friendly Invasion” and what it means to their quiet way of life.
 
When two young, popular women who were dating American servicemen are found strangled, Poppy quickly realizes that her little town has been divided by murder. The mistrust and suspicion of their new American partners in war threatens to tear Little Buffenden apart. Poppy decides to start her own investigation with the help of a charismatic American pilot and she soon unearths some chilling secrets and long-held grudges. Poppy will have no choice but to lay a trap for a killer so perilously close to home, she might very well become the next victim....

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders is a WWII gem of a novel with such a strong sense of time and place, you feel like you're there. Filled with characters you'll want to meet again, it's a compelling mystery that grabs the reader from the very beginning! A must-read for fans of historical fiction." - Emily Brightwell

"Absolutely smashing! Arlen pens a dynamite beginning to a new series, filled with wartime suspense, skillfully wrought emotions, and a liberal dash of romance. Readers will fall in love with clever and quirky Poppy Redfern and the colorful villagers of Little Buffenden, as well as their dashing new neighbors--the American Airmen." - Anna Lee Huber

"The enemy doesn't stand a chance with courageous Poppy on patrol. You'll love this character so much you'll want her as your best friend. I know I do! I can't wait for the next Woman of WWII Mystery!" - Alyssa Maxwell

"This engaging mystery introduces an intrepid new sleuth in Poppy Redfern and draws us into the lives of a small English village, upturned by war and the unexplained murders of two young women. I was enamored by the story and the residents of Little Buffenden from first page to last. Three cheers for Poppy!" - Shelley Noble


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Hardback Editions

April 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (A Woman of World War II Mystery (1))
Author(s): Tessa Arlen
ISBN: 1-4328-7823-9 / 978-1-4328-7823-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders: 1
Author(s): Tessa Arlen
ISBN: 1-984805-80-0 / 978-1-984805-80-5
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

November 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders
Author(s): Tessa Arlen
ISBN: 1-974983-89-7 / 978-1-974983-89-6
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (A Woman of World War II Mystery)
Author(s): Tessa Arlen
ISBN: 1-974983-85-4 / 978-1-974983-85-8
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders
Author(s): Tessa Arlen
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders
Author(s): Tessa Arlen
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (A Woman of WWII Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Tessa Arlen
Publisher: Berkley
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