A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd audiobook

A Duty to the Dead

By Charles Todd
Read by Rosalyn Landor

Blackstone Publishing

The Bess Crawford Mysteries: Book 1

9.83 Hours Unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

A 2010 Macavity Award Nominee for the Sue Feder Historical Mystery

Selected for the September 2009 Indie Next List

A USA Today bestseller

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rosalyn Landor achieves the perfect timbre for Bess’ 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.” AudioFile
“Fans of independent women sleuths like Maisie Dobbs will welcome this new addition to their ranks.” Publishers Weekly
“Todd employs all the elements of a satisfying cozy mystery, with an absorbing plot and a charismatic heroine that will leave the reader wanting more. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Will readers miss Inspector Rutledge? You bet. But anyone who cares to loll in early-twentieth century English villages and mores and follow a plucky heroine as she confronts the stupidity of war will find solace in this old-fashioned mystery.” Kirkus Reviews
“The first novel in what looks to be a terrific new series…Full of rich historical details, this novel contrasts the beauty of the English countryside with the horrors of a war that devastated families. Family secrets and a tragic ending round out this absorbing mystery.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English