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A Duty to the Dead: Bess Crawford Mystery Series, Book 1
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The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his patriotic footsteps, volunteering to serve her country as a nurse during the Great War. In 1916, she promises Lieutenant Arthur Graham that she will carry his dying request to a brother. When the hospital ship is sunk by a mine and she is sent home to England to recover from her wounds, Bess is determined to fulfill her promise at last. There the enigmatic message is treated with skepticism. Then the family's safe world is turned upside down when another brother comes home, dying of pneumonia. Knowing what it cost the young officer to rely on a stranger to speak for him, Bess takes upon herself this duty to the dead, so that Arthur can rest in peace. But it isn't as straightforward as she expects, when she hears the whispers in the village of Owlhurst—and in the end, the price of uncovering the truth will mean putting her own life at risk for Arthur's sake.

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Charles Todd. (2009). A Duty to the Dead: Bess Crawford Mystery Series, Book 1. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Charles Todd. 2009. A Duty to the Dead: Bess Crawford Mystery Series, Book 1. Blackstone Publishing.

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      • content: In a departure from his other mystery series, featuring a WWI veteran-turned-detective who suffers from shell shock, A DUTY TO THE DEAD spotlights Bess Crawford, a nurse who is serving her country during the same war. Bess returns to England to recuperate after surviving a dramatic brush with death in the opening chapter. Rosalyn Landor achieves the perfect timbre for Bess's firm yet feminine introspection. Voices of men are remarkably strong and forthright, and Landor even sparkles with crisp accents from other parts of the British Isles. The mystery unfolds as Bess visits the Graham house in Kent to deliver a dying soldier's final missive. A whirlwind of intrigue and murder ensues, endangering Bess beyond the war's perils. Landor recounts this combination Great War/country house mystery with elegant timing and audible suspense that result in a compelling enigma. A.W. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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