February, 1944. Washington DC. With the war entering its most dangerous phase, Louise Pearlie is thrilled to be reassigned to the London office of the OSS. But in order to take up her new post, she must make a perilous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the SS Amelia Earhart. Accompanying her on the voyage to Liverpool are an eclectic group of passengers, including the aloof Blanche Bryant, whose husband Eddie died in mysterious circumstances on the ship’s voyage out to New York, three months before.
On a bitterly cold night in December 1943, government girl Louise Pearlie and her friend Joe Prager are enjoying a quiet drink in the Baron Steuben Inn, when a bloodstained body is discovered behind the bar. Although the victim had been a regular customer, no one seems to know anything about him. When it turns out there is a link to Louise’s top-secret work at the OSS, she is ordered to find out as much as possible about the murder while keeping the connection secret from those involved, including the investigating police detective.
1940s Washington, DC, government girl Louise Pearlie has a new job inside the OSS -the Office of Strategic Services: recruiting German prisoners of war for a secret mission inside Nazi Germany. It’s a big chance for her, and Louise hopes she can finally escape her filing and typing duties. With the job comes two new colleagues: Alice Osborne, a propaganda expert, and Merle Ellison, a forger from Texas who just happens to speak fluent German. But when the three arrive at Fort Meade camp to interview the first German POWs to arrive there, their mission is beset by complications.
Louise's Blunder: A 1940s spy thriller set in wartime Washington (A Louise Pearlie Mystery)
Sarah R. Shaber
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 35 Min.
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
1940s, Washington DC. Government girl Louise Pearlie is asked to review the file usage of a missing analyst from the Office of Strategic Services - the US’s wartime intelligence agency - only to learn he’d drowned in the Tidal Basin days before. OSS confirm it was an accident, and Louise is sent back to her regular job in the file rooms.
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.
Young widow Louise Pearlie becomes embroiled in a perilous game of mafia bosses, Nazi spies and banished royalty in this wartime novel of suspense. It's 1942 in Washington DC. Louise Pearlie is now a chief file clerk at the legendary OSS, the precursor to the CIA, and enjoying being an independent, working woman despite wartime privations. But a casual friendship struck up with Alessa di Luca, a secretive war refugee, sucks Louise into a dangerous game of mafia bosses, Nazi spies, banished royalty and Sicilian aristocracy--placing not only her job, but her life, in jeopardy.
It's 1942. Louise Pearlie, a young widow, has come to Washington DC to work as a clerk for the legendary OSS, the precursor to the CIA. When, while filing, she discovers a document concerning the husband of a college friend, Rachel Bloch - a young French Jewish woman she is desperately worried about - Louise realizes she may be able to help get Rachel out of Vichy France. But then a colleague whose help Louise has enlisted is murdered, and she realizes she is on her own, unable to trust anyone.