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L.A., 1946. The war is past, the future looks bright. But for some weary heroes, the journey home is a battle still to be won. The hunt for one lost soldier leads Comfort & Company to both a deadly cabal and a devastating conspiracy between "good and evil."

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a. d. price

A native of Washington, D. C., A. D. Price is an Emmy-winning author of several educational books on history and the arts. After the Blue, Blue Rain is her first novel.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.

The Back Story

the back story

After the Blue, Blue Rain is my first mystery and my first novel. If there's truth to the old saw about writing being a journey not a destination, then I've been a happy wanderer for decades. My path to mystery writing has taken more turns than a Dashiell Hammett plot, but like a good Hammett plot, it all makes sense in the end.  ​Over the years, I've worked as both a freelance and staff writer (under my real name, Amy Dunkleberger) penning everything from biographical and historical pieces to publicity material and study guides. I've written for such diverse companies as Grunge.com, Netflix, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and educational publisher Enslow Press.​ I'm also the author of the Emmy-winning screenplay Other Mothers.

 

It was during my stint as a staff writer for the encyclopedic American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films that I uncovered the people and places that would become the characters and milieu of my first novel. For ten years, I immersed myself in the crazy, sad and triumphant decades of the 1930s and 1940s. The movies that reflected those times — the joyful screwballs, heartfelt war dramas, alluring noir tales — I fell in love with them all.  And many moons later, I tapped my experience with those decades to create my own stories. I hope you enjoy After the Blue, Blue Rain, the first in the Comfort & Company Mystery series. ​

A. D. Price

Inspirations and References

INSPIRATIONS

The book's titles are taken from hit songs of the war and postwar era. Below are links to recordings of these tunes, performed by popular artists of the day.

REFERENCES

Located mostly in the Midwest and South, America's POW camps housed more than 400,000 German and Italian POWs over the course of the war.  For additional background on these camps, see my video below.

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This is an exciting tale with a fast-paced plot that followers of the mystery genre will find too appealing to put down. An excellent detective story.

Asian Essien

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