by Anthony Dobranski (We first met Dorothy Sharpe in Chapter 2. Catch up on the five previous chapters here.) Thursday was Dorothy’s second full day of work at her new assignment in the Munitions Building, a few blocks south of the War Department building where she had first reported. Despite the name, the Munitions Building […]
A Forest Hills mystery novel: The Scientists and the Spy
Introducing… the first novel set in World War Two-era Forest Hills, DC. Assisted by local historians, Forest Hills-based writer Anthony Dobranski is writing a historical thriller based on real people and real events.
We are publishing a new chapter every week. As the chapters below appear in reverse chronological order, we thought it would be helpful to provide a chapter listing here.
The first ten chapters have also been collected into an e-book! Click here for the download information.
It’s 1942. The nation’s at war. And Forest Hills is part of the fight. That’s the setting for The Scientists and the Spy, a novel by Anthony Dobranski. Our Forest Hills neighbor and author is publishing this story, chapter by chapter, week by week, right here on ForestHillsConnection.com. And we celebrated the launch of this […]
by Anthony Dobranski (Just joining this spy thriller set in 1942 Forest Hills? Catch up on Chapters 1-4 here.) The Sound Section was on the west side of the Bureau campus, near the Bureau’s original quadrangle between Tilden and Van Ness Streets. Enos would have cut up to Van Ness, recently closed to civilian traffic […]
by Anthony Dobranski (This is part four of Dobranski’s historical novel, which is set in 1942 Forest Hills. Find chapters 1-3 here.) On Sundays Enos went to the Mormon Chapel at the wide intersection of 16th and Harvard Streets, Northwest. Its tall square stone spire echoed the grand Church buildings in Salt Lake City, a […]
by Anthony Dobranski (The third part of a serialized novel based on the people, places and events of World War Two Forest Hills. Read chapters one and two.) Away from the house lights, the man in black was hard to see. Enos followed the crunch of the man’s steps. The garden plots had narrow gravel […]
by Anthony Dobranski (Read Chapter 1 of this serial novel set in World War Two-era Forest Hills.) Dorothy Sharpe felt her mood turning sour. There were no more Moscow Mule cocktails on offer, and she was wedged into a prickly wicker loveseat by the wide spread of Mildred Jansen. She sipped her bitter coffee and […]
Introducing… the first novel set in World War Two-era Forest Hills, DC. Assisted by local historians, Forest Hills-based writer Anthony Dobranski is writing a historical thriller based on real people and real events. You’ll find links to every chapter here as we publish them. And for binge-reading on the go, you can download an e-book […]