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Young widow Louise Pearlie seizes a chance to escape the typewriters and files of the Office of Strategic Services, the US' World War II spy agency, when she’s asked to investigate a puzzling postcard referred to OSS by the US Censor. She and a colleague named Collins head off to St. Leonard, Maryland, to talk to the postcard’s recipient, one Leroy Martin. But what seemed like a straightforward mission to Louise soon becomes complicated.

Leroy and his wife Anne refuse to talk, but as Louise and Gray investigate, it soon becomes clear that Leroy is mixed up in something illegal. But what? Louise is determined to find out the truth, whatever the cost....

©2013 Sarah R. Shaber (P)2018 Sarah R. Shaber

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Good story

This is a well crafted Audio Book with a good plot and a interesting variety of characters.


The Narrator is a real pro and delivers the goods..





This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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wow! love it!

This is actually the first book I listened to in this series but it didn't feel like it. In my opinion, it's a standalone audiobook. It's set in WWll and about a young woman named Louise who works for the government. She trained at the Farm so has the skills to do fieldwork. The department she works for has flagged a postcard that could possibly be a coded message. From there she falls head first into a war mystery adventure. Louise is a one-woman Bletchley Circle. Maybe not a genius but definitely smart and resourceful.

She's also juggling a personal life in an era where women weren't really taken seriously in the job market. I loved her personality very much and now want to read/listen to the rest of the series. I did guess the villain but that still didn't take away the enjoyment of this well-written book. I want to go back and listen to the rest of the series now. The details in the book were very accurate (at least from what my grandparents used to tell me) but mostly I just loved the small particulars that Sarah R. Shaber uses to describe that time period and give this book such authenticity.

The narration is great! I love it when a voice actor can make slight changes to their voice so it's just enough that you can tell who is speaking but not too much that it's just plain distracting. She does men's voices very well and her accents are done brilliantly.

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a very good glands of History

a very good book about the World War II the book was very well written and very interesting I liked it quite much a very nice book
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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a world war 2 book good

at first started slow,but I continued to listen. it really got better. I enjoyed the book. would read more of the author's books. the did a great job of narrating

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Great WWII Cozy Mystery!

This is the 3rd book in the Louise Pearlie Mysteries, but it stands alone. I very much enjoyed the story which combines WWII and cozy mysteries which are my favorite genres. Louise works for the US government in the Office of Strategic Services doing secretarial/clerical assignments. She is overqualified but kept in her position due to under staffing. She is asked to further investigate a postcard that seems suspicious and interview the recipient. The story is exciting and fun. I now want to listen to the other books in the series, I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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  • KD
  • Somewhere
  • 09-21-18

Edge of your seat

This is the third book so I might not be reading it as intended but the story is amazing regardless.

I had lots of fun with this. And the premise was unique. Woman in America during WWII

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Slow to start but fun to finish

This book was very slow to start. There was a lot of setup with how the war office was set up that felt like it took an age to explain. Even the mystery was slow for the first half or more—it honestly didn’t seem that mysterious. But when it picked up at the end it went fast and furious.

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A good mystery

The Louise Pearlie WWII Mysteries audio version. Really good story and you will certainly enjoy it a lot. It held your attention and you liked all the characters you came across. It had a little bit of everything, humor, mystery, spies and action. If this is your first time coming across Louise Pearlie hopefully, it won't be your last so take a chance and enjoy the performance and the story.

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  • Mary
  • TACOMA, WA, US
  • 10-23-18

Great WWII Mystery Tale

This is the third installment of Louise Pearlie, a 'government gal' during WWII. She is a young (30) widow living in a boarding house in Washington DC. Louise works in the secretive OSS, Office of Strategic Services, the US' World War II spy agency. She is sent on different tasks for research relating to intel the office receives. Her tale begins when she is sent to Maryland on an errand to research a cryptic postcard sent from a non friendly area of France. Mystery ensues.
I enjoyed the character of Louise, a strong willed woman in a time of extreme inequity. She is seen as a placeholder by her superiors and even those whom she outranks. I liked how she stood firm and really enjoyed her internal thoughts throughout the book.
The story was a little slower than I would have liked with a touch of PG romance.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.


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Totally Can Relate....

This story takes place in Leonardtown, MD of which I am very familiar with this town and its off beaten paths, as well as how the folks that live there keep to themselves and everybody knows everybody there. This story takes place during WW2 and I love to see a woman who takes charge and stand up for herself as well as follows her intuitions on her feelings. It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book, but once it started to pick up, there was no turning back. Excellent book and the narration was wonderfully done


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