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[CLOSED] Win a Copy of James R. Benn’s New Historical Mystery Short Stories Collection The Refusal Camp!

Twenty-five lucky readers will win a must-have collection from one of historical crime fiction’s greatest authors. 


Editor's note: This giveaway is now closed. 

No one does historical crime fiction quite like James R. Benn. His wartime tales contain elements of murder and espionage, cleverly offset by his classic dark humor. Fans of Benn’s award-winning Billy Boyle World War II mystery series should have The Refusal Camp up next in their TBR list. This latest collection is an anthology of some of Benn’s earlier works and some brand-new ones, with the same grand storytelling as seen in Billy Boyle

The Refusal Camp presents nine short historical mystery stories that encompass the many faces of war. The collection includes tales set during the American Revolution and the final days of the Korean War, as well as Benn’s forte, World War II. His extensive military period knowledge and character depth put readers fully in the thrall of these soon-to-be-forgotten eras. 

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The Refusal Camp

By James R. Benn

These dazzling stories show a crime fiction veteran at the height of his career.

In his first-ever collection, the award-winning author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries presents an eclectic mix of new and previously published mystery stories rife with historical detail and riveting wartime storytelling.

“The Horse Chestnut Tree” explores betrayal and murder during the American Revolution. In the speculative work “Glass,” an atomic supercollider and the breakdown of the time-space continuum change the lives of two cousins devoured by greed. “Vengeance Weapon,” a historical thriller about an enslaved Jewish laborer working at the Dora concentration camp, looks at how far someone will go to get revenge. And for his Billy Boyle fans, Benn delivers “Irish Tommy,” a police procedural set in 1944 Boston featuring Billy’s father and uncle.

Full of terror, action, amusement, and bliss, The Refusal Camp is a must-have collection from one of historical crime fiction’s most acclaimed authors.


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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by March 10, 2023.