World War Two Will Not Take Place by Bill James

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Set during an alternative version of 1938 with Bill James' trademark satirical take on events - England,1938. War looms, but the Prime minister's talks with Hitler in Munich seem to result in a pact of peace. Now Mount, a secret service officer, is sent on an undercover mission to Berlin. But with all this talk of peace he starts to wonder whether his mission has any point. All until a meeting with Toumlin and two good-time girls from the local bar results in a broken chair. Could this chair have been not only the key to his mission but also the key to peace?
 

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Bill James has been called "the Elmore Leonard of Britain's underworld" (Kirkus Reviews) and has been named a "Master of Crime" in a mystery roundup by the London Sunday Times, which said, "There is nothing else quite like this series of police procedurals. James is concerned with the dilemmas and difficulties of policing Britain's inner cities, and he addresses these in hard-edged narratives that leave readers gasping and flinching, praying the people in these stories never come to live in their streets." In addition to the Harpur and Iles series, James is the author of other mystery series and a book on Anthony Powell. He lives in Wales.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Severn House Digital. 192 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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There’ll be more tailing, murders engineered to look like accidents, suggestions of an attempt on Hitler’s life that feature a book depository and a grassy knoll and, finally, a submarine ride to safety for some lucky souls.

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