Direct Hit (The Blitz Detective)
By Katharine Swartz
(received in exchange for an honest review)
Published by- Lion Fiction
Number of pages- 318
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-78264-127-8
We are taken back to the beginning of the London Blitz during WW II in Direct Hit, by Mike Hollow.
Detective Inspector John Jago and his associate know who the victim is, but the body is obliterated by a bomb. Now they have to build their case without it. It will be even more difficult, because the victim, Charles Villiers, was disliked by many people and had many secrets.
About the Author-
Mike Hollow currently lives in Basingstoke with his wife. He has worked for the BBC and Tearfund. He is a freelance writer and editor.
One of my favorite genres to read is mysteries, so I was excited when I was given the chance to read this book.
I enjoy reading historical fiction. I thought it was great how this book included the thoughts and feelings about the people who were in the direct paths of the bombings. It also included the differences between the upper class and working class.
At some points in this book I kept getting the different characters confused. Sometimes they were called by their last name and sometimes their first. They were also so similar that I wasn’t sure what part they played. A list of characters at the beginning of the book would have been helpful.
I liked the map in the front. I was able to know what side of London was being hit. I do wish the acknowledgements were in the front of the book. It would have tied the information together.
I enjoyed meeting Detective Inspector John Jago and the other people in this book. I look forward to reading more books by Mike Hollow.
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Direct Hit, by Mike Hollow, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.