I first read Green for Danger many years ago, though well after it was first published. I very much enjoyed it then, was delighted to see that the book has been reissued and, enjoyed it all over again.
Brand sets her story in a military hospital during WWII. Since the novel was first published in the 1940s, there is a genuine sense of history as it was unfolding in the background. This adds to the experience of reading it.
Green for Danger is the kind of story beloved by many readers of the genre. There is a locked room kind of feeling and a number of suspects, along, of course, with the victim. One thing that I enjoyed was getting to know the characters/suspects as individuals and watching their interrelationships.
Who would want to murder a postman? Why? And, why a second murder? There is a capable detective who will help readers to sort it all out.
Anyone who enjoys historical fiction/mysteries should absolutely take a look at this title. Be sure to read the material at the front of the book including an introduction by Martin Edwards, and notes from both the current publisher and author.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 04 April 2023