Friday, January 10, 2020

7. The Rest is Silence

The Rest Is Silence. (Billy Boyle #9) James R. Benn. 2014. Soho Crime. 323 pages. [Source: Library] [Genres: Historical; Mystery]

First sentence: I knew I was in trouble when the coroner wheeled in the body, encased in a rubber sack, on a wobbly gurney with one wheel that wanted to go in any direction but straight.

Premise/plot: Billy Boyle stars in his ninth mystery in The Rest is Silence. Boyle is still stationed in England and solving mysteries for his Uncle Ike with the help of his friends. The war is progressing—it is April 1944 now—and plans are in play for a big invasion. Billy isn’t quite in the loop on the details , but he’s working closely with those in the know. In fact, one of the murder mysteries to be solved is of someone in the know—an artist working on maps. Can Boyle solve the mystery and determine a motive for the crime?!

My thoughts: I do love the series overall. I have become super attached to some of the series regulars. These books are dependable and solid. But. I don’t love each book equally. I liked this one. But I didn’t love, love, love it. I think for readers who love mysteries with incredibly dysfunctional families it will prove enjoyable.

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