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The Red Horse

(2020)
(Book 15 in the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery series)
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England, 1944: Recovering from physical and psychological wounds sustained in the liberation of Paris, US Army detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz are sent to a convalescent hospital in the English countryside—only to discover that St. Albans may have its own war secrets, including a killer.

"As historical detective series go, this one is extremely well tended by an author who clearly dotes on his hero. As do we."—The New York Times

Just days after the Liberation of Paris, US Army Detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. Kaz has been diagnosed with a heart condition, and Billy is dealing with emotional exhaustion and his recent methamphetamine abuse. Meanwhile, Billy’s love, Diana Seaton, has been taken to Ravensbrück, the Nazi concentration camp for women, and Kaz’s sister, Angelika, who he recently learned was alive and working with the Polish Underground, has also been captured and transported to the same camp.

This news is brought by British Major Cosgrove, who asks Billy for help, unofficially, in solving what he thinks was the murder of a British agent recuperating at Saint Albans. The convalescent hospital is really a secret installation for those in the world of clandestine warfare to recover from wounds, physical and emotional. Some are allowed to leave; others are deemed security risks and are detained there. When a second body is found, it is evident that a killer is at work in this high-security enclave. Now Billy must carry out his covert investigation while maintaining his tenuous recovery, shielding his actions from suspicious hospital authorities, and dodging the unknown murderer.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Red Horse (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery)
Author(s): James R Benn
ISBN: 1-64129-100-1 / 978-1-64129-100-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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August 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Red Horse (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery)
Author(s): James R Benn
ISBN: 1-64129-287-3 / 978-1-64129-287-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Title: The Red Horse: Billy Boyle WWII Mysteries, Book 15
Author(s): James R Benn
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Title: The Red Horse: Billy Boyle WWII Mysteries, Book 15
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Title: The Red Horse: Billy Boyle WWII Mysteries, Book 15
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Title: The Red Horse: Billy Boyle WWII Mysteries, Book 15
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Red Horse (A Billy Boyle WWII Mystery Book 15)
Author(s): James R Benn
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU