By Charles Todd
From the brilliantly inventive ny instances bestselling writer Charles Todd comes an unforgettable new personality in a very good new series
England, 1916. Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is way diversified from that of the standard upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. becoming up in India, she discovered the significance of accountability, honor, and accountability from her officer father. on the outbreak of global warfare I, she in his footsteps and volunteered for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed health center send Britannic.
On one voyage, Bess grows keen on the younger, gravely wounded Lieutenant Arthur Graham. whatever rests seriously on his moral sense, and to offer him a bit peace as he dies, she provides to carry a message to his brother. it's a few months prior to she will be able to perform this responsibility, and whilst she's subsequent in England, she herself is improving from a wound.
while Bess arrives on the Graham apartment in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's final needs with remarkable indifference. Neither his mom nor his brother Timothy turns out to imagine it has any importance. Unsettled via this, Bess is ready to take her go away while unexpected tragedy envelops her. She fast discovers that pleasant this responsibility to the useless has thrust her right into a maelstrom of intrigue and homicide that might endanger her personal lifestyles and attempt her braveness as now not even struggle has.
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Feng said. " Tom brought the atomicar down on an avenue running along the river. Then he drove on into the Hauptstrasse, or main street. The narrow thoroughfare was crowded with traffic. Students whizzed by on motorcycles and motor scooters. Dr. Feng deposited his luggage at his private lodgings. Afterward, he guided the teen-agers around the Old University and New University. The latter, he said, had been built partly with American funds. "Actually, Heidelberg has no real campus. Its buildings are scattered all over town, on both sides of the river.
Bud retorted with a grin, eying the pretty female students who were lounging about the grassy courtyard of the New University with their books and friends. Sandy and Phyl were entranced as they strolled about the cobbled streets of the Altstadt, or Old Town, with its quaint baroque buildings. Dr. Feng showed his guests the ancient Gothic-style Church of the Holy Ghost. Then he glanced at his watch. " The professor took the teen-agers to an old medieval-looking tavern, where they ordered sandwiches.
Then he checked the telephone directory. No "J. Bascum" was listed. "That doesn't prove much," Tom pointed out. " Ames frowned and began pacing about the office. " Tom argued. " "I'll admit I can't answer that one," Ames said, "unless he has a confederate. Anyhow, let's check some samples of Crivet's-" He broke off to answer the telephone. Ames's face flushed with anger as he hung up. " Tom asked. "That was the operative who's been shadowing Crivet. " Tom glanced at the clock. Its hands showed 10:24.
A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 1) by Charles Todd