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The Refusal Camp by James R. Benn
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Feb 13, 2024 | ISBN 9781641295673

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Praise for The Refusal Camp

South Florida Sun Sentinel
Best Mystery Fiction of 2023

“Gripping . . . The Refusal Camp is a solid look at war through the decades.”
—Oline H. Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Financial Times

“[Benn] shows again his ability to capture the psychology of men and women at war.”

“These are all richly crafted stories, filled with believable characters and meticulously researched historical details. When you finish reading this, you’ll want to start right in with Billy Boyle, the first novel in Benn’s series.  Meanwhile, you can enjoy these shorter but equally entertaining stories.”
Deadly Pleasures

“James R. Benn is a master of mystery and historical crime writing.”
—Crime Fiction Lover

“Riveting . . . Personalizing the various characters of The Refusal Camp seems so effortless for this author that each story deserves a bit of applause at its end.”
—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

“Top-notch . . . These are full-bodied adventure tales, each creating a fully realized world with three-dimensional people, reminiscent of classic genre stories of a bygone era.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Benn is at his best when employing dark humor in otherwise grim situations . . . Not just Billy Boyle fans will want to check out this one.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for the Billy Boyle mysteries

“Full of action, humor and heart.”
—Louise Penny

“Billy Boyle has been to some awesome places in James R. Benn’s adventurous World War II series . . . As historical detective series go, this one is extremely well tended by an author who clearly dotes on his hero. As do we.”
The New York Times

“The painstaking research is evident, the story crackles with life, and the overlay of fictional characters onto very real historical events is seamless.”

“Benn’s Billy Boyle mysteries are always entertaining, filled with riveting characters, and beautifully plotted stories.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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