The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery

The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery

by Stephen Kelly

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ISBN-13: 9781605986968
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Series: Inspector Lamb Series , #1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen Kelly is an award-winning writer, reporter, editor and newspaper columnist. His work has appeared in TheBaltimore 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.

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The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
Set in the English countryside in 1940, this is an excellent story of a small, ill-staffed police force attempting to stop a multiple murderer amid daily bombings and the climate of war. The characters are well rounded, the routine of the police force well described and the mystery well disguised until the unveiling near the end. The infringement of war on daily life is realistic in this novel. The uncertainties, the rationing, the blackouts and nightly aerial raids are realistically presented. There are a couple of characters I found a bit wooden. Emilie's mother and Wallace's crush are paper dolls, but the main characters are fully presented. I would enjoy visiting them, again.