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Season of Darkness

(2011)
(The first book in the D. I. Tom Tyler series)
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The creator of the acclaimed Detective Murdoch Mysteries turns her exceptional storytelling skills to a murder mystery set in rural Shropshire, England, in the darkest days of the Second World War.

Following the disastrous retreat of the British army from Dunkirk in 1940, England is plunged into a state of fear. The threat of a German invasion is real, and many German Nationals are interned in camps across the country. One such camp is on the ancient moor land of Prees Heath, near the small town of Whitchurch in Shropshire, where Tom Tyler is the sole detective inspector.

Young women from all walks of life have joined the Land Army, to help desperate farmers keep the country fed. When one of these young women is found murdered on a desolate country road, Tyler is almost glad for the challenge; he has been fretting for some time about the dullness of policing in a rural community. In addition, a former lover has reappeared and turned his emotions upside down; his soldier son seems utterly changed by his experience at Dunkirk; and his sixteen year old daughter is unhappy. As he pursues the murderer, Tyler finds himself drawn into an uneasy alliance with one of the Prees Heath internees, a psychiatrist, who claims to be an expert on the criminal mind.

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Season of Darkness (A Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery 1)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 1-78116-854-7 / 978-1-78116-854-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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September 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Season of Darkness
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 0-7710-4328-7 / 978-0-7710-4328-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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August 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Season of Darkness
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 0-7710-4325-2 / 978-0-7710-4325-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Season of Darkness (Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mysteries)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 1-5226-0559-2 / 978-1-5226-0559-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Season of Darkness
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Season of Darkness
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Season of Darkness
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Season of Darkness (Detective Tom Tyler Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Season of Darkness (Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA