An Unwilling Accomplice

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HarperCollins, Aug 12, 2014 - Fiction - 352 pages
8 Reviews

From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes an absorbing mystery featuring battlefield nurse Bess Crawford, who finds her future in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch.

World War I nurse Bess Crawford, home on leave, is asked to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated by the king. The next morning, when Bess goes to collect him, his room is empty and he's nowhere to be found. Both the army and the nursing service blame Bess for losing a patient, a hero at that, and she's to face an inquiry into her negligence. But how could a man confined to a wheelchair leave a hotel on his own and vanish into the night?

Then comes word from the Shropshire police that Wilkins, the missing hero, has been sighted there, and an eyewitness claims the soldier has just killed a man. If Bess is to save her own reputation, she must find Wilkins and get to the bottom of what he did or didn't do. The problem is, even the Shropshire police have no idea where he is. And the moral implications of what has happened -- that a patient in her charge has done murder - become more important to her than her own future as a nursing sister.

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Review: An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford #6)

User Review  - Leigh - Goodreads

I adore Bess Crawford. She's smart, respectable, hard-working, and courageous. What more could a reader want? This book, however, was not the best in the series. The setting was mundane and I quickly ... Read full review

Review: An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford #6)

User Review  - Virginia Winfield - Goodreads

I love the Bess Crawford novels. I love the time period of WWI and the story lines that Charles Todd comes up with. These just get better with each book that he writes in the series. So look forward to the next one in the series. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Charles Todd is the author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina, respectively.

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