Get to know this: Tom Boy by Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Tom Boy is the second in this series of historical mysteries; it takes place as WWII is casting its threat over the world. Protagonist Jane has a lot on her plate. She is a San Francisco based cub reporter who is also trying her best to parent her sister, Elsie. It is not easy.

Into this mix comes the opportunity (made with effort) to attend Wimbledon. Jane is going to cover local star Tommie who is competing. When Tommie’s coach dies in the stands, is it murder? Jane will want to know.

Follow along with this intrepid young woman. The pages will turn as the story unfolds. Jane is willing to do whatever it takes to get her story. Will that story be gossip about Tommie or one about her (murdered?) coach. Find out.

Many thanks for the opportunity to read this enjoyable title. I look forward to more adventures with this Jane, who is anything but plain.

From the Publisher

Kirkus Reviews: Intriguing & engaging mystery. Readers will hope for more adventures
Gretchen Cherington: You'll be intoxicated by this bracing sequel to Copy BoyElizabeth Gonzalez: The heroine we need - determined, tough as hell, utterly loveableHalley Sutton: Combining the feminist can-do of Phryne Fisher & snarky commentary of Veronica Mars

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Blanton-Stroud is a wonderful writer, and Jane is a compelling creation. . . . An intriguing and engaging mystery—readers will hope for more adventures starring the redoubtable hero.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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