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The Spyglass File Morton Farrier was no longer at the top of his game His forensic genealogy career was faltering and he was refusing to accept any new cases preferring instead to concentrate on locating his own elusi

  • Title: The Spyglass File
  • Author: Nathan Dylan Goodwin
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  • Page: 382
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Spyglass File By Nathan Dylan Goodwin, Morton Farrier was no longer at the top of his game His forensic genealogy career was faltering and he was refusing to accept any new cases, preferring instead to concentrate on locating his own elusive biological father Yet, when a particular case presents itself, that of finding the family of a woman abandoned in the midst of the Battle of Britain, Morton is compelledMorton Farrier was no longer at the top of his game His forensic genealogy career was faltering and he was refusing to accept any new cases, preferring instead to concentrate on locating his own elusive biological father Yet, when a particular case presents itself, that of finding the family of a woman abandoned in the midst of the Battle of Britain, Morton is compelled to help her to unravel her past Using all of his genealogical skills, he soon discovers that the case is connected to The Spyglass File a secretive document which throws up links which threaten to disturb the wrongdoings of others, who would rather its contents, as well as their actions, remain hidden forever This is the fourth book in the Morton Farrier genealogical crime mystery series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand alone story.

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    1. An enjoyable page turning read Professional genealogist Morton is hired by Barbara, the illegitimate daughter of Elsie Finch who gave her up for adoption during WWII, having become pregnant after her husband was reported missing, presumed dead But what seems a straightforward case becomes a dangerous mystery for Morton, as people in the present day take a hostile interest in his researches In between the present day scenes, the original 1940s story plays itself out, so that we get to know Elsie [...]

    2. Another genealogical mystery, based on a complex and twisting story of a WAAF officer and the modern day investigation into her life and family

    3. I love The Forensic Genealogist series, but it took me a long time to get through this one and I didn t enjoy it so much as the first three or four As usual, Goodwin entwines the present investigation and the past WWII in this one but I got a little bit peeved at the jumbled up dates in the past narration I felt the story was chopped up into small pieces and I occasionally found myself getting a bit bored I never thought I d say that about this series Still a good read though

    4. Another wonderful bookI enjoyed this book so much The characters are so well written that by the end of the book they feel like your friends Being born and raised in America, I love to read about how other countries faired during the war My father served in WWII in the U.S Army He would never talk about the war He did bring home a book of photos that he and I would look through together I thank you, Mr Goodwin, for your attention to details and the many hours of research I appreciate your hard w [...]

    5. As ever, a really enjoyable book by Nathan Dylan Goodwin in his Morton Farrier series Based on a woman s life in the WAAF, the story was very believable and her work extremely interesting Sadly, the book which supplied much of the background information which I would love to read was written by one of the real life characters in the story and is over 20 on so I ll have to look for a copy in the library.My only disappointment without giving anything away was that Morton s personal story will have [...]

    6. Just finished The spyglass File I do so enjoy Morton s adventures especially the different places he visits that I know I have visited The beginning of the book I thought wow this is happening with my researching now trying to find the Father of the baby that was adopted in the last part of the WW2 I look forward to reading or Morton s adventures.

    7. I enjoy reading this author He has the knack for combining genealogical research with a mystery I love the way he writes about modern research and links it to the past The only problem is that once I start reading, I have to keep going Highly recommended.

    8. I had a hard time getting into this one at first at times it seemed historical fiction than genealogical mystery, which kind of makes it unnecessary for Morton to unravel the story Despite my love of history, historical fiction is not something I always enjoy, and WWII has never fascinated me the way it fascinates everyone else Also, I ve come to like Morton and Juliet and the handful of characters around them and felt that I saw less of them in this book.Once I got going, though, I really did [...]

    9. Another enjoyable Morton Farrier genealogy novel, this time with the secret world of WW2 as its backdrop Having recently had my own reasons for researching the roles of women during WW2, this held particular interest for me.The life of Elsie Finch as a WAAF officer, who was on the front line of those unsung heroes who listened in to the airwaves to pick up German chatter with the aim of learning vital information in protecting Britain, was extremely well portrayed So was the mystery of Elsie s u [...]

    10. Morton Farrier is a forensic genealogist who has been struggling of late, not taking any new cases instead choosing to focus on finding his own father When he is contacted by Barbara Springett and asked to help her locate information on her biological mother, Elsie Finch, he is drawn into the mystery As he begins to delve into her past, he soon discovers someone is trying very hard to keep the information secret, but why I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Y Service of the WAAF women in En [...]

    11. I love this series of books As a fellow genealogist I appreciate the research process that Morton uses to find out his information I wish that it all fell into place as easy in real life but the story with Morton s own family tree shows that brick walls are often the case I am pleased that with my own research I have not had the same turbulent journey I think it would put me off for life The book is well written I love the windows into the past running alongside Morton s research It gives it a [...]

    12. Fantastic readingAnyone be interested in geneology and WWII will find this book very engaging Nathan Dylan Goodwin s books are so well written that you feel a connection to with all the characters You find yourself rooting for the good and condemning those numbers that interfere with Mr Farrier and the task at hand I hope that Mr Goodwin keeps writing for many years to come I am disabled so any books I read that lets me travel along, are my best friends Lee

    13. Another good book in the Morton Farrier novel Once again the author does impeccable research and mixes WWII history with genealogical research This one took some twists and turns that became tedious at times, but in the end he brought it all together and left me wanting to hurry to the next book.

    14. Great readThis book is at once a history lesson, a mini primer in genealogical research methodology all wrapped up in a very entertaining story that will keep you guessing till the final chapter I highly recommend it

    15. Kept me going all through the book As with all the books I have read in by this author, I have been spell bound.

    16. Absolutely loved this book, you were kept guessing Stayed up late last night to finish it Just had to be done I don t do spoilers but will highly recommend it.

    17. Morton is my hero Another great read I have so enjoyed these books I like the way they are written I am totally hooked I can t wait to see what Morton gets into next

    18. Love Genealogy Love this book A very gripping story a lot of detail, and the factual element most appreciated Thank you Nathan

    19. Great BookThis is the 4th book I ve read by this author in this series I am a lover of history and enjoy reading mysteries so this book fed both of those hungers I especially enjoy reading about women who served in the military during WWII Well written, well informed This author is my favorite among the genealogy writers.

    20. The Best in the Morton Farrier Series so FarI have now read all of the Nathan Dylan Goodwin s books in his Morton Farrier series, and The Spyglass File is definitely the best of the lot Goodwin is a skilled, vocabulary rich wordsmith who writes about what he KNOWS mainly East Sussex and Kent , and takes care with his historical research I do, however, have a couple of problems with the stories, so with the earlier ones in the series First is the outrageously unlikely life threatening Morton rep [...]

    21. This story begins in July 1943 with a cliffhanger quite literally a cliffhanger, as Elsie Finch stares over the edge of a cliff in Kent Then it turns back three years, first to Elsie s husband Laurie, as he struggles to reach Dunkirk then to Elsie s own story as a member of the WAAF.Jumping forward to the present, Morton Farrier has been hired by seventy five year old Barbara Springett, who has just discovered that she was adopted, to find out just who her biological parents were, and to discove [...]

    22. Nathan Dylan Goodwin s fourth book featuring Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist, is a well written, entertaining, historical fiction story set in southern England during World War II and portrays the lives of Royal Air Force pilots and the importance of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force in discovering the targets of the German planes dropping bombs during the War While searching for her birth certificate which doesn t seem to exist, Barbara Binney, born during World War II, discovers she is adop [...]

    23. I thought this a definite improvement on the last book in this series The pantomime villainy had thankfully been toned down and the vocabulary was a lot even The author should have faith in his obvious ability to write gripping mysteries, without having to resort to putting Morton in mortal peril all the time those parts are never the page turners.There were still instances of sensing , as another reviewer described it, in a review for a different book, where Morton unrealistically manages to [...]

    24. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review for a genealogical society newsletter.This is a well written dramatic story that kept me guessing The information on World War II and the WAAF was fascinating I have read all four of his mysteries and I like the way he combines history with a current day genealogical question.

    25. Detailed Plot, but a real page turner once you get into it It was sometimes challenging to follow all the details I turned pages back to check confirm details but I enjoyed them intertwined with historical events The story line portrays the struggles of women during wartime, as well as pilots men and genealogists in the midst of struggling through a project Mid plot I was able to determine a physical characteristic to watch for mention of, that could solve the mystery, but that was not confirmed [...]

    26. EngrossingAlthough i usually steer clear from military novels I became enad with Mr Goodwin s first novel regarding geneaology and was immediately swept into his series Well done Mr Goodwin, I look forward to your next novel.

    27. A bit of a slow start for me, but then I became immersed in the story Love how real people, events and places are incorporated into the story especially the homage to Sherlock Holmes and his author s family Finally, I also enjoy how well the genealogy research is involved in telling the tale.

    28. Good This is a very good book with several unexpected twists I was surprised to learn historical facts were included and that two of the characters were named for actual people who worked as translators during WWII.

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