Mr. Churchill's Secretary is by Susan Elia MacNeal. The first book in the Maggie Hope Mystery series. Set in London in 1940 on the eve of the Blitz, Maggie Hope, a Brit raised by her aunt in America after the death of her parents in a car accident when she was an infant, finds herself one of the secretaries for Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Maggie is remarkably gifted in mathematics and codebreaking. When she accidentally breaks a secret German code, she finds herself involved in a web of intrigue that may cost not only her life but the lives of those she loves. A very enjoyable piece of historical fiction.
Ratings: 10th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).