The Body Fell On Berlin Author:Richard Lakin The time is midway through WWII, the setting is Fenmallham Airdrome, England. Flight Lieutenant Jasper Doyle is an Intelligence Officer at the base, from which RAF bombers depart for occupied Europe and Germany. Prior to joining the Air Force Doyle was with Scotland Yard and while going over some photographs taken during a bombing raid on Berlin... more », he sees something that stirs his detective's soul: in the glare of a flare, a shape that might be a body can be made out on the film. Since one of the crew from the bomber taking the photo is AWOL, Doyle suspects foul play. Between debriefings of bomber crews, he sets out to uncover the facts about the missing man and the possible body that was dropped with a load of bombs on the German capital.« less
Lakin's writing style is an easy one, and the setting is one you don't find in a British mystery too often. There is a plot twist at the end, as well as a bit of espionage and romance thrown in. The denouement is a bit convoluted and confusing, but on the whole it was an enjoyable read that evoked a time and place for me.