Plenty Under the Counter (Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics)

Plenty Under the Counter (Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics)

David hesitated. He knew the story well enough. He knew what had happened on the sunny Sunday morning of the outbreak of war, when the papers were too packed out with real news to have more than a line or so for the sudden death of the old Marquis of Leafe, in a flat in Jermyn Street. He knew that Miss Trindle had been the book-keeper at that shady block of flats, and that she had arrived in Terrapin Road within two hours of the Marquis’s death . . .

London, 1942. Flight-Lieutenant David Heron, home on convalescent leave, awakes to the news that a murder victim has been discovered in the garden of his boarding house. With a week until his service resumes, David sets out to solve the murder. Drawn into a world of intrigue and double-dealing, he soon realizes that there is more to the inhabitants of the boarding house than meets the eye, and that wartime London is a place where opportunism and the black market are able to thrive. Can he solve the mystery before his return to the skies?

Title:Plenty Under the Counter (Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics)
ISBN:9781912423095
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  • Mary Picken

    Gosh, this is a cracker of a book. I’m a sucker for novels set in a different time that take us back and allow us to know how it was – in this case to be living in London in the then. Of course Ka...

  • Chris Fowler

    A wartime whodunnit rescued from obscurity with good reason. No pastiche this, it’s the real thing, written in 1943 by Kathleen Hewitt, and the language is redolent of smoky pubs, dodgy shops and bu...

  • Andre Noel

    A fascinating book from a forgotten female author. Well written it provides exquisite details about life during world war II in London. It is a whodunnit murder mystery that takes us through a series ...

  • Christine Parker

    A timepiece! ...

  • Kate

    For my full review click on the link below:https://crossexaminingcrime.wordpress......

  • David Prestidge

    This 1943 novel by Kathleen Hewitt is the third in the excellent series of Imperial War Museum reprints of wartime classics, but couldn’t be more different from the first two, From The City, From Th...

  • Ian

    One of the Imperial War Museum's collection of re-issued WWII novels, Plenty Under the Counter is set in 1942. An airman on convalescent leave is dawn into a murder investigation when a body is found ...

  • Sonya Alford

    I really enjoyed reading 'Plenty Under the Counter'. I thought the introduction to this story was just wonderful. I also loved the cover and spent quite a while looking at it. I think that this book b...

  • Thelastwordreview

    There is something about an old wartime classic murder mystery unlike any other similar murder mystery of any other time period. Plenty Under the Counter by Kathleen Hewitt was originally written at t...

  • Jo Barton

    WW2 Flight-Lieutenant David Heron is recuperating after a war time injury and has chosen to spend his convalescence in his favourite boarding house in London. When he is rudely awakened with the stran...