No Known Grave

No Known Grave

A Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery

Book - 2014
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From the well-known author whose books inspired the wildly popular Murdoch Mysteries TV series, comes the third WWII-era DI Tom Tyler mystery; for fans of Foyle's War , wartime dramas, and, of course, Maureen Jennings!
It's summer, 1942, and after a tough couple of years, DI Tom Tyler is making a fresh start in Ludlow, Shropshire. On the outskirts of town, St. Anne's Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are Anglican nuns, has been established in an old manor house to help victims of the war to recover. After a horrifying double murder is discovered on the grounds, Tyler must figure out how the crime could have occurred in such a secluded and presumably impenetrable place, where most of the patients are unable to walk or are blind, or both, not to mention deeply traumatized.
To add to the puzzle, Tyler begins almost immediately to receive mysterious letters recounting terrible crimes far away. He realizes that he is not only seeking the murderer, but that the horrors of the war are closing in on this place that was meant to be a refuge.
Maureen Jennings, beloved author of the Murdoch novels that inspired the popular TV series (known as T he Artful Detective in the US), surpasses herself in this vivid portrayal of wartime Britain, brilliantly blending a classic murder mystery with a deeply human story of how the effects of war live on far from the fields of battle.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : McClelland & Stewart, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780771043291
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,23 cm.


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Dec 02, 2016

(The third book in the D. I. Tom Tyler series)


excellent. well written and well researched.

Feb 18, 2015

Very disappointing. The author is careless in her WW II terminology and her descriptions of Anglican nuns. And the conclusion is not credible by any stretch of the imagination. Not up to Ms Jennings usual standards.

Oct 29, 2014

This author is better known for her "Murdoch Mystery series" but this is another great series. I believe it was first introduced as a trilogy but now , with the third book, it is advertised as "a Tom Tyler Mystery" (sort of like Anne Cleeves Shetland Quartet that has just released book number six) This is good news because I like Tom Tyler and would love more books with him. The main character is a police inspector working in England during WWll. Similar to the British tv show "Foyles War" but with unique characters and storylines.
P.S. Foyles War is available at OPL in DVD format or you can catch it on Netflix.

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