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Have you read any of the Maggie Hope mysteries? Susan Elia MacNeal writes these and I've enjoyed each one I've read. Of course, being me, I'm a little behind in the series. Maybe 2 or 3 books behind. Anyway, they are set in WWII times and the main protagonist is Maggie Hope. The first book is Mr. Churchill's Secretary, which finds Maggie part of the pool of women who worked in the depths of London underground - part of the Prime Minister's staff. This author has been nominated for several mystery awards, including the Edgar. She's won a Barry award. The upcoming book is the 5th in the series. I'm waiting on:
Publication Date: October 27th
December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States’ entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt’s inner circle—as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance.