James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, Billy Boyle, was selected as a Top Five book of the year by Book Sense and was a Dilys Award nominee, A Blind Goddess was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Rest Is Silence was a Barry Award nominee, and The Devouring was a Macavity Award nominee. Benn, a former librarian, lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife, Deborah Mandel.
Praise for the Billy Boyle series
"This book has got it all-an instant classic."
"Spirited wartime storytelling."
-The New York Times Book Review
"A meaty, old-fashioned, and thoroughly enjoyable tale of WWII-era murder and espionage."
-The Seattle Times
"A fascinating mystery with the sensibility of a World War II movie."
-Sacramento News & Review
"It is a pleasure marching off to war with the spirited Billy Boyle. He is a charmer, richly imagined and vividly rendered, and he tells a finely suspenseful yarn."
"One of the best books I've read this year."
"The sense of place is sensational, a wonderful backdrop to this complex and intriguing story."