A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery

Charles Todd, Author . Morrow $24.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-06-179176-5

The winning first in a new WWI series from the bestselling mother-son Todds (A Matter of Justice and 10 other Inspector Rutledge mysteries) introduces Bess Crawford, a resourceful British army nurse who's injured when her ship is sunk in 1916. While convalescing in England, Bess is tormented because she's put off delivering a message from Arthur Graham, a dying soldier under her care for whom she'd developed strong feelings, to his family. Her own brush with death prompts her to travel to Kent and transmit Arthur's cryptic last words to one of his three brothers. Bess becomes further enmeshed in the family's affairs after she learns the obscure message may relate to Graham's half-brother, Peregrine, who was committed to a local asylum for a girl's murder years before. The more Bess seeks to sate her curiosity, the more she suspects that the truth about the murder was suppressed. Fans of independent women sleuths like Maisie Dobbs will welcome this new addition to their ranks. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 05/25/2009
Release date: 08/01/2009
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 352 pages - 978-0-06-190553-7
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-0-7927-6840-1
Paperback - 335 pages - 978-0-06-179177-2
Other - 978-0-06-190459-2
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-190555-1
Compact Disc - 978-0-7927-6687-2
Paperback - 484 pages - 978-0-06-188369-9
Open Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-190549-0
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-190551-3
Paperback - 336 pages - 978-0-06-193384-4
Compact Disc - 978-1-60998-200-3
MP3 CD - 978-0-7927-6764-0
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-190550-6
Show other formats
FORMATS
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X