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Louise's Dilemma by Sarah R. Shaber

Louise's Dilemma

by Sarah R. Shaber

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An indexer with the Office of Strategic Services in wartime Washington, D.C., our heroine Louise Pearlie has completed her “spy” training but is usually banished to a clerical job. In Louise’s Dilemma, she is partnered with a rookie, a man so green she’s afraid he will make their job more difficult. Their assignment is to investigate a postcard sent from Vichy France and flagged by an American censor – after censors in two other countries passed it along.

The message seems simple enough. A happy birthday greeting, a reference to “mother.” But what has Louise concerned is a smudge that may be an “h” in the word Leonard … and which may betray the writer’s German origins.

The third in the series, Louise’s Dilemma is the work of one of my favorite authors from waaaaay back. I loved her Professor Simon Shaw books back in the late 1990s and am so happy she’s writing mysteries again. She obviously has a gift. ( )
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Young widow Louise Pearlie seizes a chance to escape the typewriters and files of the Office of Strategic Services, the US’s 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, 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.
Leroy and his wife, Anne, refuse to talk, but as Louise and Gray investigate, it soon becomes clear that Leroy is mixed up in something illegal. But what? Louise is determined to find out the truth, whatever the cost . . .

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Louise, chief file clerk at the OSS, heads off to talk to the recipient of a puzzling postcard referred to OSS by the US Censor, and her investigation becomes complicated as she realizes the recipient is involved in something illegal.

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