Welcome! I’m Kristi Jones and I’m writing a World War II murder mystery series.
The first book in the series is tentatively titled, Murder in this Women’s Army. I’m currently revising my completed draft and hope to be finished by November 2019.
What’s your book about?
It’s February 1943. Supreme Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, is busy directing American forces in Tunisia to drive the Nazis out of North Africa. Men and materials are in short supply, so General Eisenhower bucks public opinion and orders American women of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps to join the fight.
Dottie Lincoln, a member of the WAAC, will do anything to defeat the Nazis and find a way into Germany. Her German husband betrayed her and took their young daughter back to the Fatherland in 1941. The only way she’ll see her daughter again is to win the war. But when her fellow WAAC, Ruth Wentz, is murdered, the entire experiment of American women serving in a combat theater is in jeopardy.
After Ruth’s murder, Ike is pressured to send the WAACs home. Dottie forces her way into the investigation, determined to prove that Ruth didn’t commit suicide and that the WAACs can stand the rigors of war and stay in theater.
Delving into the world of the black market, venturing into the crooked, dirty streets of Algiers and the dangers lurking there, Dottie unearths a conspiracy that threatens the entire war effort in North Africa – and the lives of every WAAC in Algiers.