The White Ghost
James R. Benn
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Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM By James R. Benn

1943 In the midst of the brutal, hard fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment he s sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper and future president Jack Kennedy has been implicated The victim is a native coastwatcher, an allied intelligence operati1943 In the midst of the brutal, hard fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment he s sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper and future president Jack Kennedy has been implicated The victim is a native coastwatcher, an allied intelligence operative, whom Kennedy discovered on the island of Tulagi with his head bashed in That s Kennedy s story, anyhow Kennedy was recovering in the Navy hospital on the island after the sinking of his PT 109 motor torpedo boat The military hasn t decided yet whether to make him a hero for surviving the attack, or have him court martialed for losing the boat, and the last thing the Kennedy clan wants is a murder charge hanging over his head Billy knows firsthand that he shouldn t trust Jack the man is a charmer, a womanizer, and, when it suits his needs, a liar But would he kill someone in cold blood And if so, why The first murder is followed by two , and to find the killer, Billy must sort through a tangled, shifting web of motives and identities, even as combat rages all around him.
  • Title: The White Ghost
  • Author: James R. Benn
  • ISBN: 9781616955113
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Hardcover

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Ronald Koltnow Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
To Be Published by Soho Crime in September 2015When one reads a Billy Boyle novel by James Benn it is understandable to think you are reading history. This series is so well researched that one is allowed to mistake plots for real events. Benn has given us a Chinese box of a mystery: first, it seems as if you're reading about some of the shadier exploits of JFK's past, next you're getting background into the coast-watchers in the Solomon Islands, next you're into a traditional whodunnit, and you [...]
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Bebe (Sarah) Brechner Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Billy Boyle is back! This is one of the very best WWII series, taking a young Boston cop into a bewildering world of detective work within the setting of wartime Europe. The brutality and mechanism of war and those effects on Billy, and the men and women in the action, are eloquently explored in this well researched series by former librarian Benn. He is simply a superb writer. Billy and his colleague and friend Polish baron Kaz are so authentically drawn that the reader is quickly and beautiful [...]
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David Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
I finished the White Ghost late last night. I enjoyed it very much. This is the 10th in the series and it is going strong. I can't wait for the next and hope he writes 10 more. This book fills a few months between two earlier books. Billy Boyle is pulled out of North Africa to solve a Murder in the South Pacific. Boyle being a Boston boy, Billy is know to a powerful family, the Kenndy's. JFK was the first man to find the murder victim. Knowing they had previous run ins Joe Sr. figures that if Bo [...]
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Jill Meyer Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Author James Benn has written ten novels about Boston policeman Billy Boyle and his WW2 service. Nine of the novels were set in the ETO; this one, "The White Ghost", is takes place in the Solomon Islands. Pretty far from London or North Africa - where Billy and his friend "Kaz" began the novel. How Benn was able to get Billy across the world is a bit sketchy, but once there, they find that the Pacific Theater is just as bloody as the Atlantic. Or maybe even more soAnybody familiar with the serie [...]
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Helen Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
I haven't read any of the others in this series and I rather fear that the titular character is dragged back and forth through all the significant events of the Second War so the author can write about them. This episode covers part of the war in the Pacific and the islands held by the Japanese and in the process of being retaken by the Americans & their allies. The fact which made the most impression of me was how close everyone was to everyone else. The Americans were on one part of an isl [...]
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Gloria Feit Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
The Billy Boyle World War II mystery series presents the reader with a double whammy: A thoroughly researched story about the period combined with an excellent crime tale. Until this novel, the series has concentrated on the European Theater of Operations where Billy, a Boston detective in civilian life, serves on the staff of General Eisenhower’s Supreme Command, tracing the progress of the war from North Africa through Sicily, Italy and, finally, the Normandy invasion. For a change of pace, [...]
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Julia Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Jumping back a bit in the war (due to newly declassified documents) Billy and Kaz head to the Solomon Islands, to investigate a murder that happened shortly after a PT boat was destroyed. The boat was captained by another Bostonian, young Jack Kennedy. Benn does a great job using a real historical figure without getting too cheesy. Per usual, Billy faces some resistance from officers wondering why he has so much lee-way in investigating a crime that soon captures more victims. I don't know a who [...]
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Bill Sleeman Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
“White Ghost” is a typical Billy Boyle mystery with well written, engaging characters who behave just as we expect them to in the situations that author James R. Benn places them. The use of John F. Kennedy as a foil and suspect for Boyle to work with and around could have been a disaster but instead Benn makes the relationship seem real and does an excellent job handling the facts and the fiction. The presence of Dick Nixon was fun but not all that necessary and seemed more like author Benn [...]
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Barbara Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Billy Boyle is growing up and getting smarter and tougher. We travel to the Pacific in The White Ghost and the Salomon Islands to be exact. Billy and his Polish pal, Kaz, are investigating the murder/murders that take place on one of the islands controlled by the US. The pace is quick and there is a lot of "action"! I did get somewhat confused by all the different islands and towns with such unusual names. We've all heard of Guadalcanal but that's only one of the Solomon's (Love the name Lella L [...]
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Kathy Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
This is the latest in the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries. I ejoyed it very much with a few reservations.This time Joe Kennedy pulls a few strings and Bills and Kaz are sent to the South Pacific in 1943 to help Jack Kennedy. Jack has lost his PT boat and there is suspicion that he is somehow ties to the death of a Coast watcher. Billy knew Jack back in Boston and is not fond of him. Despite Jack's undeniable charm he is self centered and gets what he wants including women.All war is horrible [...]
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Rebecca Mulligan Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Billy in the SolomonsBook 10 in the Billy Boyle mystery series is one of the best yet. It takes place in the Pacific theater of operations, the Solomons Islands campaign. Billy and Kaz travel halfway around the world to solve the murder of a bright young man killed for no good reason. As they investigate, a sinister threat develops involving false identity , fraud, and unfortunately, two more deaths. This is my favorite of the Billy Boyle mysteries thus far. It combines the complex texture of li [...]
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Mark Wilson Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
This tenth book in the series is the first to be "out of order", being set chronologically between books 2 and 3. Benn has never been better at exploring the baffling face of war: the terrible choices and the worse results, with self-sacrifice and self-interest struggling for supremacy. Billy meets an old acquaintance, Jack Kennedy, as a suspect in the death of a native, in the midst of the Solomons campaign. As always, the author's scholarship is wedded to a tough yet poetical skill with words, [...]
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Ron Hartley Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
The Billy Boyle Mysteries are always entertaining and the Mystery or ''Who Done it'' is written so that you really have to work for it - trying to beat Billy to the punch. This was no exception.The only negative I have, for an author that does so much research, he gets some minor things wrong. Not every gun uses a ''clip'', most automatics and semi automatics use magazines. A magazine and an Clip are two different things. That is the only negative thing I can see - these books are fun and if you [...]
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Joan Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
This is going to be on my top ten lest this year. I loved this book. Billy Boyle and his friend and partner in investigation, Kaz, are sent to the Solomon Islands to investigate a murger . and one of the suspects is JFK, recovering from his wounds received in the sinking of PT 109.What impressed me the most about this book was the growth in Boyle's character as he matures and hardens due to his war experiences. The mystery itself sheds light on the brutal Pacific campaigns and the lives of the s [...]
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Sharon Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
My goodness, the Billy Boyle WW II series just gets better & better! And in this one, an appearance of JFK, no less. Mr. Benn is such an exceptional writer. Once again, the characters are wonderfully fleshed out, and I am just amazed that even the Solomon Islands seem like a living entity, given Mr. Benn's powers of description. The history was spot on, and the mystery kept me guessing, even after we knew whodunit.
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Jean Kolinofsky Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
England, Italy, North Africa and now finally James Benn has placed Billy Boyle in the Pacific. Each Billy Boyle novel has been beautifully researched, with a mystery that keeps the pages turning. Since reading the first book in the series, it has become one of my favorites. While it is the tenth book in this series, Benn gives just enough of the characters' past histories to allow new readers to dive right in.
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Dolf Patijn Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Another nice addition to the Billy Boyle series: his 10th, that actually goes back in time to 1943 and fills a gap. This story takes place on the Solomon Islands. There is a lot of historical military detail and even the Kennedys make an appearance. This is just a great detective series, set in World War II and I can highly recommend the whole series. Blue Madonna, the 11th book is out since September 2016 so, something to look forward to.
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Gina Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
In this WWII Billy Boyle mystery, he is sent to the South Pacific. A young Navy lieutenant, from a prominent family, is a possible murder suspect. His orders are to clear Jack Kennedy's name. The initial murder is soon followed up with two other murders. Meanwhile, they are under almost constant attack by the Japanese. This story offers a good mystery, but also a glimpse of what it must have been like to be fighting in the Solomon Islands (including Guadalcanal).
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Donna Herrick Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
I really loved that this story is about the Coastwatchers and how they interacted with the Marines and Navy. Having Jack Kennedy as a character is tremendously fun. Usually all we hear about Kennedy's service is that PT109 was sunk and that he saved a crewman's life, this helps to fill out his Navy service.
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Sylvia Feicht Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
The Billy Boyle mysteries are excellent and the latest is no exception. Billy and Kaz find themselves in the South Pacific trying to solve the murder of a coast watcher. On their way to the island they meet Richard Nixon and then John F. Kennedy. It is Kennedy that they are expected to exonerate from the list of suspects. This has exciting battle sequences. This series is best read in order.
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Kathy Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Whew! An emotional roller coaster. Excellent mystery and excellent history, as are all the Billy Boyle books, but this one was particularly good at pulling the reader into the action. Very graphic battle action in some cases, which is not my usual cuppa. I don't think this is one I will ever reread, but it is an extremely well crafted novel and packs a powerful punch.
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Steve Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Years ago I read a good deal about the fighting on Guadalcanal but never much about the marine advance north after the island was taken from the Japanese. James Benn brings this to life, the ending perhaps a little too much to life! Once again he nails historical events, a good mystery and real life characters into a "can't put it down" book. Billy Boyle lives to tell another tale!
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Connie Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
This is another excellent book in the series of Billy Boyle, Boston policeman assigned to Eisenhower during WWII. This time, Billy and Kaz are sent to the Solomon Islands where they meet up with a young JFK after PT109. The author shows once again that he can write a terrific mystery and use historical events.Highly recommended!
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Dgordon Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Another great Billy Boyle mystery,this one taking place in the Soloman Islands during WWII. trying to solve three murders,fight the Japanese with old pal Lieutenant Jack Kennedy as the main suspect this series just gets better and Better.DGordon
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E Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
I can tell I'm going to love this, and will have a massive case of withdrawal after finishing it. Might need to go back and re-read the series from the start, soon. Just until the next book comes out.
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Homerun2 Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Terrific series. No romantic angst in this one, a welcome relief. I am not wild about using actual historical figures in novels, but the gruesome description of battle and conditions in the South Pacific and the ingenuity of the murders made up for most deficiencies.
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Jane Gardner Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
He takes a piece of unknown history and weaves a story I cannot put down until I have read the whole book.
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Jayne Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Another fantastic installment in this series. James Benn and Billy Boyle never disappoint.
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Marylou Hobbs Jun 16, 2019 - 12:36 PM
Best one yet. I liked the change so scene to the Pacific part of WWII.
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The White Ghost By James R. Benn 1943 In the midst of the brutal, hard fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment he s sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper and future president Jack Kennedy has been implicated The victim is a native coastwatcher, an allied intelligence operati1943 In the midst of the brutal, hard fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment he s sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper and future president Jack Kennedy has been implicated The victim is a native coastwatcher, an allied intelligence operative, whom Kennedy discovered on the island of Tulagi with his head bashed in That s Kennedy s story, anyhow Kennedy was recovering in the Navy hospital on the island after the sinking of his PT 109 motor torpedo boat The military hasn t decided yet whether to make him a hero for surviving the attack, or have him court martialed for losing the boat, and the last thing the Kennedy clan wants is a murder charge hanging over his head Billy knows firsthand that he shouldn t trust Jack the man is a charmer, a womanizer, and, when it suits his needs, a liar But would he kill someone in cold blood And if so, why The first murder is followed by two , and to find the killer, Billy must sort through a tangled, shifting web of motives and identities, even as combat rages all around him.

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