Westchester Resident Joanne Dobson's Novel, Face of the Enemy

New mystery novel by local author explores World War II’s stateside repercussions



New York, December 1941. America has declared war on Japan and Germany; the government is rounding up Japanese residents and investigating the loyalty of German nationals. Who can you trust? That’s at the heart of Face of the Enemy (September, Poisoned Pen Press), the first release in a new mystery series by area resident Joanne Dobson, Agatha Award-nominated author of the Professor Karen Pelletier academic mysteries, and Beverle Graves Myers. Library Journal calls it a “winning collaborative debut,” and Kirkus notes that readers “will savor the colorful characters and the evocation of Gotham in the 1940s: the Bund, America First, egg creams, Schrafft’s, Horn & Hardart. More please.” Indeed, we’re already looking forward to the next one.

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