Farthing, by Jo Walton


Orthodox Herbertarian

Jo Walton's excellent literary whodunit, Farthing is an alternate history political thriller set in post World War II England. In it a group of Conservative politicians calling themselves the "Farthing Set," crafted the "Peace with Honour" during the Blitz, thus ending the war and stopping Hitler's legions on the French side of the Channel. Hitler was allowed to retain Europe and the United Kingdom was allowed to retain its sovereignty, its Empire, its Jewry, and was given the former European colonies of Africa so that Nazi Germany could turn its attention to the Soviet Union. Nine years after the Peace members of the Farthing Set have achieved much, and advanced their political careers considerably. But now one of them, Sir James Thirkie, has been murdered, and it's Investigator Carmichael's job to figure out who killed him...Please click here, or on the book cover above, to be taken to the complete review..