Plenty Under the Counter

Kathleen Hewitt

Plenty Under the Counter

Kathleen Hewitt

Distributed for Imperial War Museum

240 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $12.95 ISBN: 9781912423095 Published September 2020 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

David hesitated. He knew the story well enough. He knew what had happened on the sunny Sunday morning of the outbreak of war, when the papers were too packed out with real news to have more than a line or so for the sudden death of the old Marquis of Leafe, in a flat in Jermyn Street. He knew that Miss Trindle had been the book-keeper at that shady block of flats, and that she had arrived in Terrapin Road within two hours of the Marquis’s death . . .

London, 1942. Flight-Lieutenant David Heron, home on convalescent leave, awakes to the news that a murder victim has been discovered in the garden of his boarding house. With a week until his service resumes, David sets out to solve the murder. Drawn into a world of intrigue and double-dealing, he soon realizes that there is more to the inhabitants of the boarding house than meets the eye, and that wartime London is a place where opportunism and the black market are able to thrive. Can he solve the mystery before his return to the skies?

Review Quotes
Radio Times
"An Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery set on the home front."
Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny
"Takes you straight back to blitzed London . . . boasts everything a great whodunit should have, and more."
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