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Kelly, Stephen, The Wages of Desire: An Inspector Lamb Novel

In the late summer of 1942, as the war deepens, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Lamb must risk his life to sort out the links between a series of killings—past and present—in a Hampshire village brimming with buried secrets.
Second book in the series
" A superior whodunit set in WWII England. Detective Lamb, who's haunted by his experiences in WWI, is a complex lead meriting further outings." (on The Language of the DeadPublishers Weekly