Bess Crawford series

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A Cruel Deception

Fans of historical mysteries who have not yet read the Bess Crawford series by the writing duo known as Charles Todd should do so immediately.  Set during the peace accords in France following WWI, A Cruel Deception (the eleventh in the series) finds Bess stepping away from her nursing duties to do ...

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A Forgotten Place

A Forgotten Place is the pivotal tenth novel of the Bess Crawford series. Set in the months immediately following WWI, this book places army nurse Bess in one of her most chilling adventures yet. Because these mysteries are heavily character driven and the character building takes place across all t ...

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A Casualty of War

The term war casualty refers to anyone who dies of injuries sustained in battle. The phrasing seems almost benign, as if the horrible loss were simply a mild byproduct of a causal event. In A Casualty of War the writing duo of Charles Todd brings home the fact that war is not in the least casual but ...

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The Shattered Tree

Mysteries which aren’t police procedurals typically require an extra dose of suspended disbelief. While a caterer, hotel owner or nurse might solve a crime at some point in their career it is unlikely that they will ever close case after interesting case with a speed and efficiency which New York ...