Friday, July 26, 2013

Book Review Friday: Mr. Churchill's Secretary


Susan Elia MacNeal's book, Mr. Churchill's Secretary is an Historical mystery about a British subject, raised in the US, but living in London at the start of WWII.  College educated and over-qualified, Maggie Hope gets a job working as a typist at No.10 Downing Street and soon becomes involved in an investigation that ultimately leads to an assassination plot against the Prime Minister, himself.  A good solid mystery adventure with twists and turns, plenty of intrigue, lots of  intriguing characters, and some British history tossed in for good measure.

First in a series, the others are
Princess Elizabeth's Spy
His Majesty's Hope

 If you like Historical mystery series like this, you may like

The Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd, book one: A Duty to the Dead
The Billy Boyle series by James R. Benn, book one: Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
The Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, book one: Maisie Dobbs

For a stand alone mystery set during WWII and featuring Winston Churchill try:

The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva

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