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James R Benn

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Writing the Billy Boyle World War II mystery series (published by the wonderful folks at Soho Press) has brought me an immense amount of joy. I've gotten to meet people in person and online from all over the world and hear their reactions, feedback, and most importantly, their own stories.

In addition to the Billy Boyle series, two stand-alone books have been published by E-Reads. On Desperate Ground is a WWII thriller in the grand tradition of Jack Higgins, and Souvenir is an exploration of memory, identity, sorrow and loss during the lifetime of a veteran of the Second World War.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Mystery, Historical
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Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
   1. Billy Boyle (2006)
   2. The First Wave (2007)
   3. Blood Alone (2008)
   4. Evil for Evil (2009)
   5. Rag and Bone (2010)
   6. A Mortal Terror (2011)
   7. Death's Door (2012)
   8. A Blind Goddess (2013)
   9. The Rest is Silence (2014)
   10. The White Ghost (2015)
   11. Blue Madonna (2016)
   12. The Devouring (2017)
   13. Solemn Graves (2018)
   14. When Hell Struck Twelve (2019)
   15. The Red Horse (2020)
   16. Road of Bones (2021)
   17. From the Shadows (2022)
   18. Proud Sorrows (2023)
   19. The Phantom Patrol (2024)
   On Desperate Ground (2000)
   Souvenir (2012)
   Shard (2021)
   Freegift (2022)
   The Refusal Camp (2023)
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The Orchid and the Emerald: Search for the Cure (2022)
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"The Orchid and the Emerald drew me in from the first page. Timothy David Mack has crafted a meaty, majestic adventure, spanning continents and offering a glimpse into the grand game of espionage and intrigues between empires. Dive in and enjoy!"

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Award nominations
2015 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Rest is Silence
2007 Dilys Award for Best Book (nominee) : Billy Boyle

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