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  • ISBN: 9781984805805
  • ISBN: 1984805800
  • ISBN: 9781984805812
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 311 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: "Summer 1942. The world has been at war for three long and desperate years. In the remote English village of Little Buffenden, the Redfern family's house and farmland has been requisitioned by the War Office as a new airfield for the American Air Force. The village's Air Raid Warden, twentysomething Poppy Redfern, spends her nights patrolling the village and her days writing a novel of passion. It is a far cry from the experience of the other young women in town: within days, two of the village's prettiest girls are dating American airmen and Little Buffenden considers the 'Friendly Invasion' to be a success. But less than a week later, Doreen Newcombe, the baker's daughter; and the popular Ivy Wantage are both found dead. Poppy realizes that her community has been divided by murder, and the mistrust and suspicion of their new American neighbors threatens to tear this town, already grappling with the horrors of war, apart. Poppy decides to start her own investigation, but she soon unearths some unfortunate secrets and long-held grudges. She will have no choice but to lay a trap for a killer so perilously close to home, she might very well become the next victim..."--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Arlen, author of the Lady Montfort series, set in early-twentieth-century England, now moves to WWII, introducing a new heroine, spunky air-raid warden Poppy Redfern. Trained in London, Poppy has returned to her small village of Little Buffenden to patrol the countryside. Her family home has been requisitioned by the Americans for an airfield. Ambivalent feelings about the Yanks harden into suspicion, when two local girls are murdered. Poppy, who's developing a relationship with a flier, Griff, and writing a mystery of her own, finds clues and a plethora of suspects spilling in her direction. Arlen deserves several thumbs up for this one. Her depiction of British country life in wartime will take readers back to movies like Mrs. Miniver (which has a cameo here). But along with capturing the ambience of the era, Arlen also has the gift of keeping the reader guessing. Just as one likely suspect steps to the fore, another pushes him or her out of the way. A fine start to a new series. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tessa Arlen was born in Singapore, the daughter of a British diplomat; she has lived in Egypt, Germany, the Persian Gulf, China, and India. An Englishwoman married to an American, Tessa lives on the West Coast with her family and two corgis.

Subject: United States. Air Force Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 England Fiction
Murder Investigation England Fiction
Young women Crimes against Fiction
Americans England Fiction
Air raid wardens Fiction
Great Britain History George VI, 1936-1952 Fiction
Murder Investigation
Homicide Fiction
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
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