It’s 1939 in England. You are a journalist, an amateur detective, and a part-time spy for the British government. You are chosen to join the Quaker Kindertransports of mostly Jewish children from Germany to England. Your goals? Find out who murdered the person you are replacing. Discover who is giving Germany British secrets during the trips. And one more thing that you will learn about once you reach Germany. Oh, Livvy? Be aware that this is Deadly Travel. Germany and Hitler have just conquered Czechoslovakia. Germany might declare war on England at any minute. Which, unfortunately, will leave you on the wrong side of the front. Good luck!
2020 has been a bad year overall with murder hornets, COVID pestilence, wars everywhere, and climate change-driven mega-storms and wildfires. Not to mention BLM protests and a US President that defies all precedence. However, despite all that, 1939 England was somehow worse. It is also a time period not covered much in fiction.
Therefore, I really enjoyed the way Deadly Travel immersed me in a completely foreign world. It is hard to imagine how I would feel in Livvy’s shoes. Would I be as brave? As resourceful? I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. If you enjoy historical cozy mysteries, you will love this book. Plus you will learn some history too. 4 stars!
Thanks to the author and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About Deadly Travel
Deadly Travel: A World War II Mystery (The Deadly Series)
Historical Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Publisher: JDP Press (September 28, 2020)
Number of Pages 320
Digital ASIN: B08F6BW1WV
Travel to Berlin in 1939 is treacherous. Carrying out two clandestine missions in the enemy capital could prove deadly.
When a Quaker Kindertransport chaperone is murdered in the East End of London, Britain’s counterintelligence spymaster tasks Olivia Denis to join the group rescuing children from Nazi Germany. Olivia must find not only a killer, but a traitor relaying sensitive material to the enemy.
Once they reach Berlin, Olivia discovers she must rescue the family of an imprisoned British spy before she leaves the next day. An attack convinces Olivia the family’s two young sons are in grave danger, but where to hide them?
Can she protect the boys before they become the traitor’s next victims?
Deadly Travel, Book Five of the Deadly series, is for fans of World War II era spy thrillers and classical cozy mysteries, of intrepid lady sleuths with spunk and smarts. No explicit cursing, sex, or violence.
Continue your journey today into Olivia’s world of intrigue in London in the days leading up to war.
About Kate Parker
Kate Parker caught the reading bug early, and the writing bug soon followed. She’s always lived in a house surrounded by books and dust bunnies. After spending a dozen years in North Carolina, she moved to Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, but she’d developed a love of wide rivers, warmer and wetter weather, and fast-growing greenery that sent her hurrying back to North Carolina.
Deadly Travel is the fifth book in the Deadly Series, and Kate’s plan is to follow it quickly with Deadly Darkness, both set in 1939 in the days leading up to war. There are at least three more of the Deadly Series coming that will bring the beginning of the war to Olivia’s doorstep. Kate reports that she is having fun creating new stories to entertain readers and chaos to challenge her characters.
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