William Martin: December '41: A WWII Thriller

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

No registration required.

Join us as we welcome author William Martin to our "event tent!" Martin will discuss his latest book: December '41: A WWII Thriller. Martin will take questions from the audience, and sign books after his presentation.

If you can't make it to the event but would still like a signed copy, you can order below and write "signed to ___" in the comments section of your order, or call us at 508-888-2331.

*UPDATE: Since it will rain this evening, We will gather inside the store and William will talk for about 10 minutes. We will have a few chairs set up, but it will be mostly standing room. William will sign books and "meet & greet" after he speaks.


William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels, an award-winning PBS documentary on the life of George Washington, and a cult-classic horror film, too. In novels like Cape CodBack Bay, City of Dreams, The Lost Constitution, The Lincoln Letter, and Bound for Gold, he has told stories of the great and the anonymous of American history, and he’s taken readers from the deck of the Mayflower to 9/11. His work has earned him many accolades and honors, including the 2005 New England Book Award, the 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the 2019 Robert B. Parker Award. He and his wife live near Boston, where he serves on several cultural and historical institutions’ boards, and he has three grown children.


From New York Times bestselling author William Martin comes a WWII thriller as intense as The Day of the Jackal and as gripping as The Eye of the Needle. In December '41, Martin takes us on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., in the first weeks of the Second World War.

On the day after Pearl Harbor, shocked Americans gather around their radios to hear Franklin Roosevelt declare war. In Los Angeles, a German agent named Martin Browning is planning to kill FDR on the night he lights the National Christmas Tree. Who will stop him? Relentless FBI Agent Frank Carter? Kevin Cusack, a Hollywood script reader who also spies on the German Bund of Los Angeles, and becomes a suspect himself? Or Vivian Hopewell, the aspiring actress who signs on to play Martin Browning's wife and cannot help but fall in love with him?

The clock is ticking. The tracks are laid. The train of narrow escapes, mistaken identities, and shocking deaths is right on schedule. It's a thrilling ride that will sweep you from the back lots of Hollywood to the speeding Super Chief to that solemn Christmas Eve, when twenty thousand people gather on the South Lawn of the White House and the lives of Franklin Roosevelt and his surprise guest, Winston Churchill, hang in the balance.

“A remarkable story that will keep you reading late into the night.”
—Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vortex

“Instantly cinematic and endlessly entertaining, December '41 is an absolute page turner.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

Event address: 
Titcomb's Bookshop
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
December '41: A World War II Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765384249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forge Books - June 7th, 2022

Cape Cod Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538744673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 29th, 2018