BSB: James Benn (Road of Bones) Author Talk and Q&A

Rectangle Banner: James Benn Event at Bank Square Books 9/7/21, 6:30 PM

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and Q&A with James Benn for the release of the new book Road of Bones. Benn will be in conversation with Rick Koster, arts & culture writer for The Day.

 This event is free, but registration is requested. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

Road of Bones Cover ImageAbout the Book

Billy Boyle is sent to the heart of the USSR to solve a double-murder at a critical turning point in the war in this latest installment of critically acclaimed James R. Benn's WWII mystery series.

It's September 1944, and the US is poised to launch Operation Frantic, a shuttle-bombing mission to be conducted by American aircraft based in Great Britain, southern Italy, and three Soviet airfields in the Ukraine. Tensions are already high between the American and Russian allies when two intelligence agents--one Soviet, one American--are found dead at Poltava, one of the Ukrainian bases. Billy is brought in to investigate, and this time he's paired, at the insistence of the Soviets, with a KGB agent who has his own political and personal agenda.
 
In the course of an investigation that quickly spirals out of control, Billy is aided by the Night Witches, a daring regiment of young Soviet women flying at night at very low altitudes, bombing hundreds of German installations.
 

It's a turning point in the war, and allied efforts hang by a thread. Unless Billy and his KGB partner can solve the murders in an atmosphere of mutual distrust, Operation Frantic is doomed.

About James Benn

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, splits his time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and Connecticut with his wife, Deborah Mandel.

 
Event date: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
Road of Bones (Billy Boyle WWII Mystery) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292009
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - September 7th, 2021

Billy Boyle is sent to the heart of the USSR to solve a double-murder at a critical turning point in the war in this latest installment of critically acclaimed James R. Benn's WWII mystery series.