Front Page Murder (A Homefront News Mystery)

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Irene has worked to prove herself ever since taking over the Progress Herald after her father went away to war. When one of her reporters doesn’t show up to work, she goes to check on him and finds his body. A mysterious letter found in his desk drawer suggests foul play was involved in his demise but how does a local robbery connect? The police chief doesn’t suspect murder so Irene sets out to prove it herself but her digging into the business of the local factory could cause problems that could prove deadly.

The story revolves around Irene’s role as editor in chief which sets the investigative elements from the beginning. The historical backdrop propels you back to War World II through mannerisms, dialogue, and themes contributed to the era such as sexism, female empowerment, the discrimination against the Jewish, and the war efforts. These are spun into a story that will make you fall in love with historical mysteries. Subtle details in the background set the era with sugar rationing, name-dropping movie stars, Irene’s fiancĂ© training for war, renting out a room, and scrap drives. Joyce St. Anthony makes this War World II era mystery shine with brilliant characters, a charming setting, a suspenseful investigation, and delightful sleuthing moments.


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Author Joyce St. Anthony
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 08-Mar-2022
ISBN 9781643858982
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Issue July 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller
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