Season of Darkness

Season of Darkness

Book - 2013
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Following the disastrous retreat of the British army from Dunkirk in 1940, England is plunged into a state of fear. The threat of a German invasion is real, and many German Nationals are interned in camps across the country. One such camp is on the ancient moor land of Prees Heath, near the small town of Whitchurch in Shropshire, where Tom Tyler is the sole detective inspector. Young women from all walks of life have joined the Land Army, to help desperate farmers keep the country fed. When one of these young women is found murdered on a desolate country road, Tyler is almost glad for the challenge; he has been fretting for some time about the dullness of policing in a rural community. In addition, a former lover has reappeared and turned his emotions upside down; his soldier son seems utterly changed by his experience at Dunkirk; and his sixteen year old daughter is unhappy. As he pursues the murderer, Tyler finds himself drawn into an uneasy alliance with one of the Prees Heath internees, a psychiatrist, who claims to be an expert on the criminal mind.
Publisher: London : 2013. Titan,
ISBN: 9781781168547
Branch Call Number: AF JENN


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Nov 16, 2016

The first book in the D. I. Tom Tyler series

Oct 06, 2015

I enjoyed reading "Season of Darkness". The setting of rural Shropshire in England during early WWII really glowed. I found myself liking and caring about Inspector Tom Tyler, and all the various characters. Jennings is very skillful with her cast of people in the midst of stressful new realities of their world. I got involved and stayed involved.

Feb 26, 2015

A bit tedious & not too thrilling. Benign mystery I only liked for the landscape it is set, Shropshire the lovely.

CranbrookLibrary Feb 02, 2015

While the murder mystery is the vehicle for the plot, what makes this book, and the others in the series, is how it brings to life rural England during WWII. With interest in this era spiking due to 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Bletchley Circle', this series will satisfy readers who want more.

Mar 02, 2013

Good solid writing and intriguing plot.

susankeene Apr 28, 2012

Much detail about psychological and interpersonal lives of charactors, to detriment of plot development. Nice detail on era: I had no idea there were adolescent girls recruited from London to do farm work during WWII. Visit this author again, yes, as long as I have a few sure bets along with it.

Oct 23, 2011

One of her best so far.

* Alta Vista Sep 20, 2011

Maureen Jennings will read from Season of Darkness at the Alta Vista Library, 2516 Alta Vista Dr. on Sat Oct 29, 2011, 2:00-3:00. Don't miss this chance to meet the author!

debwalker Aug 31, 2011

A murdered Land Girl in the aftermath of Dunkirk, and the heart of darkness in an English village - looking forward to this one!

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