The Night Raids

A Cambridge Wartime Mystery

Jim Kelly
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1940. After a bombing in Cambridge, DI Eden Brooke finds the body of Nora Wylde, two fingers on her left hand severed. When Nora's granddaughter goes missing, Brooke's suspicions are aroused.

A lone German bomber crosses the east coast of Britain on a moonless night in the long, hot summer of 1940. The pilot picks up the silver thread of a river and, following it to his target, drops his bomb over Cambridge's rail yards. The shell falls short of its mark and lands in a neighbourhood of terraced streets on the edge of the city's medieval centre.

DI Eden Brooke is first on the scene and discovers the body of an elderly woman, Nora Wylde, in a house on Elm Street, two fingers on her left hand severed, in what looks like a brutal attempt by looters to steal her rings.

When the next day Nora's teenage granddaughter Peggy, a munitions worker, is reported missing, Brooke realises there is more to the situation than meets the eye.

Author bio:

Jim Kelly was born in 1957 and is the son of a Scotland Yard detective. He went to university in Sheffield, later training as a journalist and worked on the Bedfordshire Times, Yorkshire Evening Press and the Financial Times. His first book, The Water Clock, was shortlisted for the John Creasey Award and he has since won a CWA Dagger in the Library and the New Angle Prize for Literature. He lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Category: Crime & mystery
ISBN: 9780749024925
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Allison & Busby
Series: Nighthawk
Pub Date: September 2020
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Crime & mystery