Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday Memes: Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen

Happy Friday everybody!
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"Incoming air raid. Twenty to thirty bombers...could be more. You have fifteen..." The supervisor's voice was drowned by the warbling howl of an air-raid siren. Our response was immediate: mugs of tea were abandoned and half-smoked cigarettes plunged into ashtrays as, tightening our helmet straps, we left the fug of our Air Raid Precautions poset for the cool nigh air outside.
Friday 56:
No need for alarm? There was a ringing sound in my ears. Random images flashed through my mind. Griff peeling potatoes; throwing sticks for Bess; tinkering with the engine of his beloved Alvis.
This week I am spotlighting Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen. This is a review copy of the first in a new historical mystery series. Here is the description from Amazon:
Charming and feisty Poppy Redfern stumbles into murder in this exciting new World War II historical mystery series from critically acclaimed author Tessa Arlen. 

Summer 1942. The world has been at war for three long and desperate years. In the remote English village of Little Buffenden, Poppy Redfern’s family house and farmland has been requisitioned by the War Office as a new airfield for the American Air Force. As the village's Air Raid Warden, Poppy spends her nights patrolling the village as she tries to ease her neighbors’ fears about the “Friendly Invasion” and what it means to their quiet way of life.

When two young, popular women who were dating American servicemen are found strangled, Poppy quickly realizes that her little town has been divided by murder. The mistrust and suspicion of their new American partners in war threatens to tear Little Buffenden apart. Poppy decides to start her own investigation with the help of a charismatic American pilot and she soon unearths some chilling secrets and long-held grudges. Poppy will have no choice but to lay a trap for a killer so perilously close to home, she might very well become the next victim....


  1. WWII but with a mystery murder is something new for me. Thanks for this review.

  2. This looks like a decent mystery!! Happy weekend!

  3. I've been eyeing this series. Some day!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  4. That's a very eye-catching cover. Hope you enjoy the story.


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