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World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford matches wits with a devious killer in this exciting and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd
In the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu epidemic spreads, killing millions of soldiers and civilians across the globe. Overwhelmed by the constant flow of wounded soldiers coming from the French front, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford must now contend with hundreds of influenza patients as well.
However, war and disease are not the only killers to strike. Bess discovers, concealed among the dead waiting for burial, the body of an officer who has been murdered. Though she is devoted to all her patients, this soldier's death touches her deeply. Not only did the man serve in her father's former regiment, he was also a family friend.
Before she can report the terrible news, Bess falls ill, the latest victim of the flu. By the time she recovers, the murdered officer has been buried, and the only other person who saw the body has hanged himself. Or did he?
Working her father's connections in the military, Bess begins to piece together what little evidence she can find to unmask the elusive killer and see justice served. But she must be as vigilant as she is tenacious. With a determined killer on her heels, each move Bess makes could be her last.
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.
Pacing and tension of a believable plot made this the best in the series so far. There was less of Bess' s usual relentless nosyness which also helped.Published 19 days ago by Melissa Rosen
I was disappointed in the plot and frustrated at the characters. It was not the best I have read of this authorPublished 2 months ago by elizabeth j walsh
I am really enjoying reading the Bess Crawford Mysteries. If you like reading about crimes that happened during the first world war intermixed with how the nurses and doctors... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marion McGlashan
This fourth book in the Bess Crawford mystery series has Bess still serving as a nurse in WWI. It is now the spring of 1918, and the battle between the Germans and the British... Read morePublished 3 months ago by lighthouse88
Great series. I just found this author and have read two books. So far I'm really liking themPublished 3 months ago by Pkk
Todd has been an extraordinarily interesting find. The detail of place and the evocation of time are compelling. Any history buff will fine this author very engaging.Published 3 months ago by Jay Dee