James R Benn
Billy Boyle's World War II mysteries are written by James R.Benn. Billy Boyle, his debut, was called one of Book Sense's top five mysteries of 2006 and was a Dilys Award contender. These books garnered starred ratings from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being named Bookpage Mystery of the Month. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association has designated two of them as Killer Books. Benn and his wife, Deborah Mandel, live in Hadlyme, Connecticut, where he has worked as a librarian for many years.