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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James R. Benn Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781482975093
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Lieutenant Billy Boyle could have used a rest after his last case, but when his girlfriend, Diana Seaton, a British spy, goes missing in the Vatican, where she was working undercover, he insists on being assigned to a murder investigation there so he can try to help her. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Filled with action and adventure…A fine novel with its foot firmly planted in reality.”

    Deadly Pleasures Mystery

  • “Benn’s nuanced portrayal of Vatican politics will keep readers turning the pages.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “James Benn has managed to not only write a first rate mystery, but also convey very accurately an era from history. Benn’s Billy Boyle mysteries are always entertaining, filled with riveting characters, and beautifully plotted stories…Benn’s research is admirable and the expert way in which he uses this historical data to tell a riveting story is brilliant. The story has the feel of an old time adventure story, and Benn’s marvelous dialogue brings the characters to life…I dare you not to read the other six novels. Historical mysteries just don’t get any better than this.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “Benn has obviously done his research…In addition to series fans, this will appeal to readers who enjoy mysteries and thrillers with a dramatic setting such as the Second World War.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 2/9/2014

    " The main story action takes place in the Vatican during WWII. Benn's characters are enjoyable and the plotting quick. The politics of neutrality are an interesting sub-plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/17/2014

    " I found the first of this series free on Amazon. I've gone on to read all of them. I enjoy reading fiction about WWI and WWII and Jamess Benn does a nice job of describing what's true and what's not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Herrick | 1/8/2014

    " Having heard of the complicity of Pope Pius during WW II, it eas fascinating to read a different perspectve n the subject. I also really appreciated the setting of the story in Vatican City and learning how the government of Vatican City works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/2/2014

    " This series is WWII based and is a good read. This book is based in Vatican during the. War. Lots of interesting facts about life there and Billy solves a mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 12/30/2013

    " This is one of Benn's best. I enjoy the entire series, but I thought that this one was gripping. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esteban | 10/5/2013

    " Not the best in the series. I think because it took place in one static location. I'm a huge fan of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 7/18/2013

    " This is a dandy little series about an army lieutenant charged with investigating murders during WWII. The author does a great job bringing the agonies of war down to a personal level. This one in the series has some interesting twists in the story that we never saw coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 4/27/2013

    " Loved this book. The mix of fact and fiction keeps it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 4/10/2013

    " Another solid entry in the Billy Boyle series. I learn a lot about WW2 while reading these "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 11/16/2012

    " The Billy Boyle books always scare me to death but that's what he and his fellow soldiers are facing each book so...... I really enjoyed this one. It took us to a place I have visited as a tourist but hope its reality today is nothing like described in this particular book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D. Pattillo | 10/11/2012

    " I think this may be my favorite Billy Boyle tale yet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David S | 9/17/2012

    " Far fetched but a helpful insight into the hierarchy of the Vatican "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miki | 9/15/2012

    " Not as good as the previous ones in the series. I just couldn't get into it. "

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About the Author
Author James R. Benn

James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, Billy Boyle, was named one of the top five mysteries of 2006 by Book Sense and was a Dilys Award nominee. Subsequent books have received similar critical acclaim. A librarian for many years, Benn lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut, with his wife.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.