I received a paperback copy of FIFTH COLUMN by Mike Hollow from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is the second installment in the Blitz Detective series. I really liked book one, so I was excited to explore this one.
The setting is World War II in London, England. I am a sucker for historical fiction. I’m also a sucker for mysteries, even if I can never guess the bad guy. I enjoy Mike Hollow’s mysteries, as most of the ones I read are about Medieval England or the modern day. I enjoy “exploring” the London Blitz. He places you right into the action with his characters.
I’m often asked if you need to read book one before book two. With this series, you should be fine picking up here. This book involves Detective Inspector John Jago investigating a woman’s dead at a bomb site.
I highly recommend this to history buffs and mystery fans. It is certainly a page turner. The mystery itself will keep you on the edge of your seat. You can tell that the author, Mike Hollow, has certainly done his research. This fine eye for detail is what makes FIFTH COLUMN really shine.