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Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders
Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders | Tessa Arlen
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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....
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CoffeeK8
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A lovely historical cozy set in rural England during WWII. Poppy, with the assistance of her American Airman beau has to solve the mystery of why young women from her village are being murdered.

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Amie
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This is a good start to a new mystery series. I really liked the main character, Poppy, and her dog Bess, of course. I liked that Poppy had doubts about herself and her investigation, but was able to muster the confidence that she needed to move things forward. I will be keeping my eye out for the next book in this series.

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Amie
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This was an exceptionally annoying Monday, so when I got home I had a big glass of wine, bought myself a book on impulse from Better World Books, and tucked myself into bed with my current read.

TheBookHippie ❤️ sending wishes for a better Tuesday!!!! 1mo
AmyG May tomorrow be better. 1mo
hermyknee I had a particularly annoying Monday, too! I hope tomorrow is better for both of us! 1mo
cariashley Great way to end an annoying day! 1mo
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In this story, the details of village life for residents of Little Buffenden during WWII were wonderful. The tensions that were felt, as well as the rationing of everyday goods, really painted a picture of what life would have been like. I liked Poppy‘s character very much but I wish more attention had been paid to the other characters. I will say that the mystery in this story was interesting, with a few red herrings thrown in for good measure.

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BookishGamer87
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I'm not usually one for mysteries, but being it's set during World War 2, I decided to give it a go. Glad I did! I loved the little village setting and the various characters that I think anyone who grew up in a small town could attach to someone they know. (Hopefully not the serial killer, though!) Really enjoyed it and definitely recommend!