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The Red Horse

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The Red Horse by James R. Benn
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Sep 01, 2020 | ISBN 9781641291002

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Praise for The Red Horse

“A fond echo of Agatha Christie or Alfred Hitchcock . . . As always, Benn’s research into this largely forgotten—or even unknown—aspect of the war is comprehensive and evocatively detailed. And the real-time damage done to all the characters, who are now almost five years into the conflict, establishes the sort of emotional connection and tension for readers that adds to Benn’s virtuosity with the mystery template.” 
The Day

“As is always the case with Benn’s books, the painstaking research is evident, the story crackles with life, and the overlay of fictional characters onto very real historical events is seamless. If you are new to the series, welcome; there are 14 more to keep you busy after you finish this one.” 

“What starts in a sanatorium leads to a high-stakes, dangerous race to find a
killer and avert a crisis in the fight against Hitler . . . Chilling echoes of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Prisoner reverberate in every twist and turn of Billy Boyle’s life-or-death mission to unmask a plot in the thick of WWII.”
Tom Straw, seven-time New York Times bestselling author writing as Richard Castle

“Superlative . . . Benn maintains a high level of tension throughout, and his admirable but flawed lead will engage even first-time readers. This fair-play whodunit stands comparison with the best classic mysteries.” 
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“[A] multilayered plot . . . Benn’s latest caper has fascinating historical roots and nicely balances action and investigation.” 
Kirkus Reviews 

“Once again, Benn draws on little-known aspects of WWII to construct a fascinating wartime thriller . . . Benn skillfully adapts those elements into a compelling variation on a locked-room mystery, delivering another detail-rich novel sure to entrance those who relish deep dives into WWII history.”

“Well polished, paced with suspense and surprises, and historically trustworthy . . . As [Benn] lays out the war, on multiple fronts, he also lays out the strength of friendship and loyalty. His books are a smooth blend of both facets, and worth every minute of exhilarating reading. You won’t need to devour the other Billy Boyle titles before this one, but give yourself the great pleasure of catching up with them afterward.” 
—Kingdom Books

Praise for When Hell Struck Twelve

“An especially fine example of Benn’s long-running series . . . the emotional journey that is evoked by the talented Benn along the way is strong, vivid, and completely authentic.”
—Mystery Scene Magazine

“Vastly entertaining, decidedly literary . . . Benn writes with a brutal and evocative skill about the grim and bloody reality of a situation and environment reflecting the cumulative cost of war.”
The Day
“U.S. Army detective Billy Boyle is still one of the coolest characters out there.”
—Suspense Magazine

“I’ve read every book in James R. Benn’s series, reviewed most of them, loved all of them, and this is the best one yet.”
—BookPage, Starred Review

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