A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery

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HarperCollins, Aug 25, 2009 - Fiction - 329 pages
41 Reviews

“Another winner....Todd again excels at vivid atmosphere and the effects of war in this specific time and place. Grade: A.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer


“Readers who can’t get enough of Maisie Dobbs, the intrepid World War I battlefield nurse in Jacqueline Winspear’s novels…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.”
New York Times Book Review


Charles Todd, author of the resoundingly acclaimed Ian Rutledge crime novels (“One of the best historical series being written today” —Washington Post Book World) debuts an exceptional new protagonist, World War I nurse Bess Crawford, in A Duty to the Dead. A gripping tale of perilous obligations and dark family secrets in the shadows of a nightmarish time of global conflict, A Duty to the Dead is rich in suspense, surprise, and the impeccable period atmosphere that has become a Charles Todd trademark.

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User Review  - lit_chick - LibraryThing

2009, Blackstone Audiobooks, Read by Rosalyn Landor Publisher’s Summary: adapted from Audible.com The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his patriotic footsteps ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Bess is a nurse on a hospital ship in WWI. I don't want to say more than that, because I didn't know more than that when I started the book and the story opened up and swallowed me! I very much ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.

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