Books tagged: 1940s

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White with Fish, Red with Murder
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,560. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017 by Driven Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
San Francisco, 1948. Private eye Frank Swiver attends a wine tasting on General Thursby's private rail car to track down a murderer, but things don't go to plan. Frank is distracted by Cicilia, a former lover, Thursby is murdered, and Vera, his "secretary," is arrested. Frank must find the real killer, before he loses both Cici and Vera.
The Dead Possum Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017 by Bluewood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Rick Edwards’ young life is turned upside down when his dad returns from the war and the family move to Southern California and Rick discovers a cadre of friends. Confronted with new threats—nuclear holocaust, polio, a war in Korea—the boys unite as The Dead Possum Gang. When Diane moves in next door, she brings her flute, friendship, and danger in the form of her step-brother, Larry.
Cornwall is for Lovers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017 by Less Than Three Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
It's 1945, and German-born Kenneth Diederich is sick of the war, sick of his job, and sick of pining after best friend Frank Malone, who has recently re-entered his life. When the war suddenly ends, it seems like the most natural thing in the world to accept Frank's offer of a holiday trip. The two of them, on Frank's trusty Triumph motorcycle, heading down to the wide blue bay of Cornwall...
A Hand of Gold
Price: Free! Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate a new beginning. Or, in the case of Pussy Katnip, a night to have trouble walk into her club. The Kit Kat Klub is sold out, but that doesn't prevent unexpected guests from arriving and threatening to start the new year off in a bad way. Pussy and her friends have to find a way to fix this problem before midnight strikes.
Curse of the Blood Fiends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,510. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The year is 1942 and something deadly lurks in the shadows of the City of Angels.
Twist: Short Stories from Life
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,220. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » History » Social history
As a Jewish freshman at the University of Wisconsin at Madison right after WWII, Ed Semon began adult life. He went on to be a businessman, a teacher, a husband and father, the kind of man who was interesting to others and interested in others. This collection is filled with vignettes featuring people who left an impression on him and his own experiences, in total: a life story, a rich tapestry.
Timeshare
Series: Timeshare. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,590. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Have you ever wished you could go back to the good old days? At Timeshare Unlimited, you can. It's a very special travel agency where—if you make it through a careful screening process—you can arrange an extended voyage to the past, no passport required.
A Dandy Little Game
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Set in Chicago during World War II, Bill McCulloch's gritty narrative explores the vagaries of luck and love against a backdrop of class and religious prejudice, criminal menace, and Midwestern humor.
Exuberance Is Beauty
Price: Free! Words: 96,780. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Oregon, 1940s: Eve Miller, a young war widow, rebels against womanhood in the post-war era. Eve is enlightened as she succumbs to the temptation of an adulterous affair. In its aftermath, Eve Miller’s life unravels and leads to violence and moral isolation. Exuberance Is Beauty, is a contemporary interpretation of Adam and Eve’s biblical allegory and Eve's repentance for her sins of the flesh.
You Did What?!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Growing up in 40s Britain was a lot different than it is today. A memory-laden read for those familiar with the period, an eye-opener for those who have grown up with safety shoes, goggles and warning signs, and can't believe anyone could survive without them.