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  • Title: Face of the Enemy: A New York in Wartime Mystery #1
  • Author: Joanne Dobson Beverle Graves Myers
  • ISBN: 9781464200335
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback

  • December 1941 America reels from the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor Both patriotism and paranoia grip New York as the city frantically mobilizes for war Nurse Louise Hunter is outraged when the FBI, in a midnight sweep of prominent Japanese residents,storms in to arrest her patient s wife The desperately ill Professor Oakley is married to Masako Fumi The nurse vows toDecember 1941 America reels from the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor Both patriotism and paranoia grip New York as the city frantically mobilizes for war Nurse Louise Hunter is outraged when the FBI, in a midnight sweep of prominent Japanese residents,storms in to arrest her patient s wife The desperately ill Professor Oakley is married to Masako Fumi The nurse vows to help the professor free Masako But when the murdered body of Masako s art dealer is discovered in the gallery where he d been closing down her controversial show, Masako s troubles multiply Homicide detective Michael McKenna doubts her guilt, but an ambitious G man schemes to lever the homicide and ensuing espionage accusations into a political cause c l bre Struggling to focus on one man s murder while America plunges into a worldwide war, Louise and McKenna defy both racism and ham fisted government agents in order to expose the real killer.
    Joanne Dobson Beverle Graves Myers
    At midlife, after two decades as an English professor and literary scholar, Joanne Dobson surprised herself and her colleagues by writing a mystery novel set at a small, elite, New England college where the curriculum seemed to offer a major in murder Joanne was even surprised when QUIETER THAN SLEEP 1997 was published by Doubleday QUIETER was the first of the six Professor Karen Pelletier academic mystery novels, and the sheer pleasure of writing mysteries lured Joanne s feet from the straight path of tenured professorship to the slippery slope of 21st century fiction writing In addition to the Professor Pelletier mysteries, Joanne co authored, with Beverle Graves Myers, FACE OF THE ENEMY 2012 , a mystery novel set in wartime New York City.And now comes an unexpected new surprise, THE KASHMIRI SHAWL 2014 An historical novel set in an India in violent rebellion 1857 and an America on the verge of Civil War 1860 An epic journey from the sultry climes of nineteenth century India to the cosmopolitan chaos of New York City on the eve of Civil War, and then back again to India in quest of a kidnapped daughter and a lost, forbidden, love.Joanne taught for many years at Fordham University, Amherst College, and Tufts University Currently she teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers Center.


    Commentaires:

    Tracey
    Extremely belated review: "2:33. 2:33 on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and nothing will ever be the same."This is the second Netgalley offering I've read this year which featured an interracial (Japanese immigrant and white American) couple in 1941 who were directly affected by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The two books were utterly different in all other ways, though, apart from both being very good. Here, the couple is Robert and Masako Oakley, respectively a professor and an artist living in Manh [...]

    Marsha
    This is the stunning story of a Japanese woman, wife of an American college professor, whose world is turned inside out by the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the declaration of War with Japan in December 1941. A professional artist, Masako Fumi has at last secured a showing at a prestigious Manhattan gallery. But the timing is terrible. The opening party is disrupted by picketers and some of the guests make their disapproval known with obvious slights. Her husband, a great supporter, is unable to a [...]

    Susan Shea
    I wavered between 3 and 4 stars. For plot and setting 4. WWII is a popular setting these days and the plight of an artist who is Japanese-American caught my attention, having just read Sophie Littlefield's new book. For character and dialogue, I think a 3 is honest. I applaud the co-authors on working for a sense of the times in dialogue, relationships among characters, and the truly ugly anti-Japanese sentiments right after Pearl Harbor. I'd read another book by Dobson & Myers based on this [...]

    Karen
    The setting is in December 1941 through early 1942. A Japanese artist, who left her family in Japan at the age of three, married an American years later. She was practically a full-fledged American except she had delayed applying for citizenship, spending all of her time working on her art. After the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the FBI conducted massive roundups of anyone who had Oriental features. This story is about an immigrant who felt fully Americanized, spending her adult life painti [...]

    Marilyn Pronovost
    The story has an interesting concept and the characters are fairly interesting; however, this seems more like a story that needs more development to make it a really good story. It brings out issue relating to WW II. It never develops the topic or successfully weave it into the story. The only good one was the story of the German woman's problems with her former Nazi sympathizer husband.

    Pamela
    There were many excellent points in this book. It serves as a good reminder that xenophobia isn't new and that it is extremely dangerous. I was very disappointed by the ending of the book.

    Ellen Dark
    I recently read The Face of the Enemy, the first in a new series by Beverle Graves Myers and Joanne Dobson. Myers has written a historical mystery series and Joanne Dobson, an academic mystery series. Now the two women have collaberated on a book set at the end of 1941, just as the United States enters World War II. An art exhibit of works by a Japanese artist opens in New York, but not everyone there wants it to open. A sociallite vandalizes one of the paintings and the artist's husband collaps [...]

    Abra
    This is a new departure for Joanne Dobson; a historical mystery set on the home front -- the New York City home front -- of World War II. She has created an interesting cast of characters -- a Louisville-born nurse moved to NYC just before the war, Louise, who lives in a boarding house in Brooklyn, and one of her roommates, a brash City College graduate, Catherine -- known as Cabby -- who is working for the New York Times and trying to break into serious reporting. There is also a New York City [...]

    Eileen Charbonneau
    December 1941 New York City comes bracingly alive in this mystery full of vibrant characters in a good, galloping plot.Short chapters and multiple point of views help keep the action moving. Details, Freudian fascination, and FBI versus NYPD provide painless history lessons.Illuminating a more human view of the "greatest generation" in youth, FACE OF THE ENEMY still honors justice rising over prejudice.I love when mysteries touch both mind and heart. FACE OF THE ENEMY does. Hope more are coming! [...]

    Susan
    Nurse Louise is on private duty taking care of a Columbia university professor when his Japanese artist wife is arrested for being an enemy alien. The gentle woman is also the main suspect in the killing of her art dealer on the eve of Pearl Harbor. Louise also rooms at a house in Brooklyn where other strands of wartime activity converge. There's a lot happening in this book, and the plot lines are hard to summarize, but you won't regret reading it.

    Mam
    I liked the historical perspective and the spot on portrayal of the chaos created in the lives of Japanese and German immigrants when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. The plot and main characters were not as well crafted as the background material and minor characters - extremely moving was the plight of of a 14-year-old boy who wanted to join the army and his horror in realizing his absent father was a Nazi.

    Kathy
    Excellent story centering on the treatment of the Japanese in NYC at the start of WWII. The Japanese woman that the story focuses on is an accomplished artist married to a Columbia professor (he's Anglo-Saxon). Her treatment is appalling. Wound throughout is a murder mystery that ties up things very neatly in the end. A great read.

    Gina
    An interesting mystery set around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A Japanese artist in NYC is accused of not only murdering an art gallery owner, but also charges of being an enemy alien. Her gravely ill husband is unable to help her, however his nurse helps them fight the charges.

    Kit Johnston
    Very interesting read for someone who was 8 years old when this happened especially after just finishing "On the Corner Of Bitter and Sweet" which dealt with the same issues on the west coast.

    Debra
    Best part was humanizing the racism war engenders. I wanted to like it more but it just wasn't good enough. Cardboard stereotypes, clumsy pacing, and predictable. Really needed a 2.5 rating.

    Kelly
    A really interesting look at war time New York. More than the mystery I enjoyed getting pulled into the 1940's culture.

    Leslie Angel
    Good idea--NYC just as Pearl Harbor is bombed. Art, Japanese round-up, murder, good setting--but rather poor writing. too bad.

    Susan
    Since this was written nearly four years ago, and there is not a #2, I think this is the beginning and end of a proposed series . . . Alas, I liked it and would have read more.

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