The Resource Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn, (electronic resource)

Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn, (electronic resource)

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Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Title
Rag and bone
Title remainder
a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Statement of responsibility
James R. Benn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Uncle Ike" (aka General Eisenhower) personally pins silver first lieutenant bars on Billy Boyle in Benn's stellar fifth WWII mystery (after 2009's Evil for Evil). In December 1943, Billy's leave with his British girlfriend in Italy is cut short. Orders send him to London to look into a Soviet officer's shooting murder, which may be retaliation for the execution of thousands of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest that's been blamed on the Germans but probably was committed by Russians. Since the Soviets are allies, the investigation requires the utmost sensitivity. Billy's loyalties are tested because his friend who works for the Polish government in exile, Lieutenant Kazimierz, is a prime suspect. Benn excels at depicting the impact of war on London--the bricks from bombed buildings piled neatly on the streets, families living in Tube stations, "the odor of the Blitz." Destruction aside, Billy never forgets that "Even in the midst of war, murder is unacceptable"--Publisher's Weekly
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TEFOD
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Benn, James R
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E6644
LC item number
R34 2010eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Billy Boyle World War II mystery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boyle, Billy (Fictitious character)
  • Russians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Katyn Massacre, Katynʹ, Russia, 1940
  • Historical mystery novels
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Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn, (electronic resource)
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http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F41BEFCF-CF11-4227-8F6D-504218DCA680
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multicolored
Control code
ocn707500470
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Extent
1 online resource (305 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781569478509
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707500470
Label
Rag and bone : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F41BEFCF-CF11-4227-8F6D-504218DCA680
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn707500470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781569478509
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707500470

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