Tessa Arlen – Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders

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 Redferns 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….

Author: Tessa Arlen
Narrator: Madeleine Leslay
Duration: 10 hours 28 minutes
Released: 19 May 2011
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Language: English

User Review:

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I’m pretty picky with my books, and I loved this. I can’t recommend it enough!


-The WW2 setting was fascinating, had heart, yet wasn’t sad or depressing.
-The details were perfect and engrossing.
-I loved that this book was for adults without any “adult” scenes, swearing, etc.
-It was a believable story, which made me love it more.
-The heroin was wonderful and relate-able.
-The murderer was a surprise, yet there were clues scattered throughout so it made sense at the end.
-The narration was superb.
-I normally listen to books that are 8 hours long, but this didn’t seem long to me. It had a nice pace.

I can think of no reason you wouldn’t love this. Just buy it!