The following book review was written by Dina Carson and Bobbi King:
The following review was co-authored by Dina Carson and Bobbi King.
(Dina Carson is a tombstone photographer, editor, author, compiler of Boulder county records, Boulder [Colorado] Genealogical Society editor, and owner of Iron Gate Publishing. She has compiled and published numerous articles and books about Boulder County history and residents, and published her own series of books on writing personal family histories and self-publishing.)
The November holidays are behind us, the election is finally over, Black Friday lingers, and CyberMonday lasts only one day, so there are still a few days before the busy Christmas season is upon us to grab some me-time and enjoy a new Morton Farrier novel.
The Spyglass File brings back Morton Farrier, forensic genealogist, and he’s in more danger than ever before.
It’s the Second World War, and the German Luftwaffe is bombing English cities, the coast, and the vulnerable countryside. Information that was hidden away in the Spyglass File has led to murder, threatening to expose the wrongdoings of those who would rather it all remain forever hidden.
What could possibly endanger even more, more than the Germans, the brave British flyboys and the valiant officers of the secret Y-Service, staffed by the dedicated young women of the Women’s Auxilliary Air Force? Could the answers be found exclusively among the people who have signed the Official Secrets Act? Or could a war-time baby, born in the midst of the warfare chaos, hold the key to the secrets?
Morton Farrier, family-history searcher and detective, must resurrect his faltering genealogical career and traverse a tangled web of lies, secrecy, double dealing and DNA to solve a decades-old mystery that may actually get him killed.
Author Nathan Dylan Goodwin has given students of the Second World War, and avid family historians, another great genealogical read.