Beware This Boy

Beware This Boy

Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector, Series, Book 2

eBook - 2012
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November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. 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.

Publisher: New York : McClelland & Stewart, 2012
ISBN: 9780771043147
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Nov 16, 2016

The second book in the D. I. Tom Tyler series

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IV27HUjg
Mar 16, 2015

The only thing I like about this is the familiar & loved setting. Fairly benign mystery.

BPLNextBestAdults Apr 01, 2013

Fans of the TV Murdoch mystery series will enjoy the first book in the trilogy by Maureen Jennings.
Detective Inspector Tom Tyler from Whitchurch is called in to help solve the investigation of an explosion in a munitions factory in the nearby town of Birmingham. Several of the female workers were badly injured and 4 were killed. The inspector has a strong sense that it might be the work of antiwar (World War 11) sympathizers. Appeal factors -wonderful period details, well drawn and credible characters and lots of twists and turns in the plot. I eagerly await book 2 in the series.
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