James R. Benn is an American author of historical fiction and mystery novels. He is best known for his Billy Boyle series, which is set during World War II. Before becoming an author, he got his Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut and also got his Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. He is also the director of the Godfrey Memorial Library, a private family history library.

James R. Benn did not get his first book published until he was 50 years of age. It would be in 2000, when Desperate Ground was published. Below is a list of when James R. Benn’s books were originally published:

Publication Order of Billy Boyle Books


Billy Boyle(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Wave(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Alone(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil for Evil(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rag and Bone(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Mortal Terror(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death's Door(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Blind Goddess(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rest is Silence(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Desperate Ground(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Desperate Ground(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Souvenir(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • HS Eng./Hist. teacher

    Brisk, interesting reads with a touch of humor and lots of history plus a good mystery. Highly recommended.