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Beware This Boy

(2012)
(The second book in the D. I. Tom Tyler series)
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November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. Only months earlier, he lost his soldier son, not in combat, but to a murderous enemy spy. His marriage is over, and the love of his life is far away, doing dangerous undercover work for MI6. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort.

At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions -- between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration -- begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a page-turning novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Beware This Boy
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 0-7710-4319-8 / 978-0-7710-4319-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beware this Boy (A Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery 2)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 1-78116-856-3 / 978-1-78116-856-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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November 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Beware This Boy
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 0-7710-4313-9 / 978-0-7710-4313-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Beware This Boy (Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mysteries)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 1-5226-5087-3 / 978-1-5226-5087-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beware This Boy
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beware This Boy
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Beware This Boy
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beware This Boy (Detective Tom Tyler Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beware This Boy (Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA