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The Wages of Desire: A World War II Mystery (Inspector Lamb) by [Stephen Kelly]

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"Don't we all occasionally long for an old-fashioned country mystery with a tricky plot and an eccentric cast of characters?" ― New York Times Book Review

"Kelly adds something perversely novel, and potentially divisive, to the decorous conventions of his golden-age models: abrupt shifts in point of view, sometimes within a single scene, between characters who seem right out of Agatha Christie and those with considerably darker doings on their minds." ― Kirkus Reviews

"Set in 1942, Kelly’s pleasantly baffling second whodunit featuring Det. Chief Insp. Thomas Lamb of the Hampshire Constabulary fulfills the promise of 2015’s The Language of the Dead. Fans of the TV series Foyle’s War will be pleased." ― Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"Some of the most precise, most thorough, scene descriptions I’ve ever read. An entertaining World War II mystery that packs a punch all the way through until the very final word, literally." ― Bookgasm

"The war is more matter of fact than oppressive presence in this second Lamb mystery, as decades-old secrets are wrapped up in a satisfying conclusion." ― Booklist

"The Wages of Desire is historical mystery at its very best, well-researched, well-written and well worth reading!" ― Reader to Reader Reviews --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Stephen Kelly is an award-winning writer, reporter, editor and newspaper columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post and Baltimore Magazine. He has a Master of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and has taught writing and journalism at Hopkins, Towson University, in Baltimore, and Sweet Briar College, in Virginia. He lives in Columbia, Maryland. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B019G14YK0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pegasus Crime; Reprint edition (9 August 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1430 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars An English village with secrets...
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