Evil for Evil

Evil for Evil

By James R. Benn

Soho Press, Hardcover, 9781569475935, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 2009

Fifty Browning Automatic Rifles have been stolen from a US Army base in Northern Ireland. His uncle Ike Eisenhower sends Billy to recover the weapons, which might be used in a German-sponsored IRA uprising. Bodies begin to accumulate as Billy finds unexpected challenges to his Boston-Irish upbringing and IRA sympathies. There are rogues on both sides, he learns.

About the Author
James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. The debut, "Billy Boyle", was named one of the top five mysteries of 2006 by Book Sense and was a Dilys Award nominee. Subsequent books have received starred reviews in "Publishers Weekly "and "Library Journal" and have been listed as the "BookPage" Mystery of the Month. Two have been tagged as Killer Books by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. A librarian for many years, Benn lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut, with his wife, Deborah Mandel.

Praise For Evil for Evil

Praise for the Billy Boyle series:

“Benn continues to create fascinating behind-the-scenes mysteries from little-known facets of World War II history. . . . A fast-paced mix of action, adventure, and crime solving. . . . A solid series that keeps getting better.”—Booklist

“The Billy Boyle novels have quickly established themselves as best in class . . . historical mysteries that seamlessly blend fact with fiction, are replete with period details, [and] incorporate an engaging, intricate and suspenseful story.”—Mysterious Reviews

“A triple dose of excitement with a murder mystery within a spy thriller within a World War Two adventure story. . . . A ‘rattling good read.’”—Rhys Bowen

“A solid follow up to Benn’s first novel. . . . [I] look forward to his next.”—Robert B. Parker

“What a great read, full of action, humor and heart. . . . Equal parts spy thriller, war story and murder mystery, with a dollop of romance that’s never sweet, this is just a terrific book. More please!”—Louise Penny