An Unmarked Grave

An Unmarked Grave

Large Print - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2012
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
Description: 379 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780062128324
0062128329
Branch Call Number: LP Todd

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DorisWaggoner
Mar 08, 2016

Bess has escaped serious war injury so far, but the Spanish Influenza (which infected my own mother's family in Canada at war's end, in it's brutal world-wide spread) nearly kills her. And it does so just as she's learned of the murder of a man who was in her father's old regiment. When she finally returns to duty, she learns another man may have been murdered, and time isn't on her side as she tries to find the culprit. Another good read in this great series. I always learn something new both about this dreadful war, and about the recurring characters.

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readerpat
Dec 30, 2015

This is the first time I have read A Charles Todd book. I really enjoyed it. It was a very intriguing story with a surprise ending. It was a real page turner. I will be reading more of his books

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bashum1
Dec 13, 2014

I am enjoying trying to read all the Bess Crawford mysteries.

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zaire189
Sep 14, 2013

This is why I love mystery books! It was a very interesting and captivating read. I was honoured to have bought a copy with the author's signature.

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bridge1
Jun 23, 2012

Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford just has to solve the mystery behind the murder of an officer and brings the problem very close to home. Interesting account of some of the problems of World War 1 and its aftermath.

bookfanatic1979 Jun 15, 2012

Gotta love it when the murderer comes out of left field. To be fair, I lost track of all the names and bodies about ¾ of the way through, so he could have been mentioned and I missed it. The only reason I kept going is it seemed a shame to have wasted all that time and not even find out whodunit.

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