With an extraordinary flair for code breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills, four seemingly ordinary women become the unlikely investigators of a string of grisly murders in The Bletchley Circle – an original thriller set against the backdrop of post-war London.
It’s 1951 and Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to post-war domesticity, modestly setting aside the part they played in the Allied victory. Their brilliant work at top security HQ Bletchley Park helped crack the codes used by the German military, producing crucial intelligence that shortened the war. Susans conventionality masks a sharp, inquisitive mind. She may appear every inch the typical 1950s wife and mother, but when she hears about a string of unsolved murders in London, Susan’s old Bletchley spirit is ignited. Unaware of her background, the police dismiss Susan’s theories causing her to realise that the only way she can solve the murders is with the help of her friends.
A race against the clock ensues as the women work to outwit the culprit. Can they rekindle their singular expertise and discover the killer’s next move before he strikes again?
The Bletchley Circle is available now.