Focuses on character development and careful plotting. Traditional mysteries involving historical settings that shy away from the gory.
The Last Paladin Mysterious Book Report No. 497 by John Dwaine McKenna The Last Paladin, (St. Martin’s, $28.99, 288 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-27986-6), by P.T. Deutermann, is a superb, battle-filled World War II adventure that takes place aboard the USS Holland, a lone destroyer escort on patrol in the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific Ocean during the summer of 1944—just as the two greatest armadas of the era are