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When Hell Struck Twelve

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When Hell Struck Twelve by James R. Benn
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Sep 03, 2019 | 360 Pages
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Praise for When Hell Struck Twelve

“This consistently strong series has jumped to another level, with this volume clearly the hands-down best so far . . . a grandly suspenseful, old-school war story . . . Benn’s portrayal of the gallimaufry of competing Resistance groups, whose bullets, Billy learns, kill you just as dead as the Germans’ more powerful weaponry, adds a fascinating dimension to this exciting story of the sometimes-deadly chaos that accompanied the liberation of Paris.” 
Booklist, Starred Review 

“Stellar . . . The author makes the most of the tense and dramatic backdrop to this high-stakes whodunit. Benn has surpassed himself with this installment.”
Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review 

“A World War II supersleuth slips into Paris to find a murderous French traitor . . . As usual, Benn packs this installment with historical detail and writes with authority and punch.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries


“Spirited wartime storytelling.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“A fast-paced saga set in a period when the fate of civilization still hangs in the balance.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Full of action, humor and heart.”
—Louise Penny
 
“[A] thrilling battle of wits between a dogged US investigator and cunning killer. Deft, gritty, and real as a howitzer blast.”
—Andrew Gross, bestselling author of The One Man

 
“Benn’s Billy Boyle mysteries are always entertaining . . . Benn’s research is admirable and the expert way in which he uses this historical data to tell a riveting story is brilliant . . . Historical mysteries just don’t get any better than this.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

 
“Cleverly told . . . the book weaves fascinating military facts with obscure historical details about the islands and native life.” 
The Arizona Republic
 
“These creations just keep getting better and better.”
—Suspense Magazine
 
“Exceptional . . . Benn has never been better at integrating a whodunit plot line with a realistic depiction of life on or near the battlefield.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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