Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Review Friday: A Duty to the Dead

A Duty to the Dead
By Charles Todd

In 1916, on board the hospital ship Britannic, nurse Bess Crawford promises a dying soldier to deliver a message.   But when the cryptic message is delivered, Arthur Graham’s family seems distant and unresponsive to his dying request and Bess finds herself embroiled in the Graham family’s secret past and troubled present.

This is the first novel in a series by a mother-son duo who write under the name of Charles Todd.  The story is steeped in historic detail and paints a vivid picture of life in war torn Europe.  The mystery is intriguing and Bess is an engaging amateur sleuth. 

More books in the Bess Crawford Series:

A Duty to the Dead
An Impartial Witness
A Bitter Truth
An Unmarked Grave
A Question of Honor
An Unwilling Accomplice
The Maharani’s Pearls
A Pattern of Lies

Also by Charles Todd:
The Ian Rutledge Mystery Series

If you like Charles Todd you may also like:
James R. Benn
Kerry Greenwood
Susan Elia MacNeal
Louise Penny
Anne Perry
Dorothy L. Sayers
Jacqueline Winspear

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