Bess Crawford
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  • 1
    A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery | Charles Todd

    A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (368)
    Performance
    (259)
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    (258)

    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 Bess arrives at the Graham house in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's last wishes with surprising indifference.

    Terrific period mystery

    History lovers will revel in the period details of this mystery set during WWI. Bess Crawford, a nursing sister in the medical corps, becomes involve..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 04 2010 by Anne (ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States)
  • 2
    An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery | Charles Todd

    An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (97)

    Tending to the soldiers in the trenches of France during the First World War, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford can't help but notice the photo of a young pilot's wife every time she tends to him. But then at the railway station, in a mob of troops leaving for the front, Bess glimpses a familiar face - the pilot's wife, with another man. Later, back in France, Bess sees a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face on the front page. She'd been murdered - the very day Bess saw her.

    So-so

    I liked the first book in the series, but found the protaganist to be annoying in a Nancy Drew kind of way. Her connection to the crime and people sh..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2011 by Sara (Chevy Chase, MD, United States)
  • 3
    A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery | Charles Todd

    A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
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    (240)
    Story
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    When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised and shivering woman huddled in the doorway of her London residence. The woman has nowhere to turn, and propelled by a firm sense of duty, Bess takes her in.

    Beloved Bess

    A friend recommended that I try reading Charles Todd and at that time A Duty to the Dead (the first Bess Crawford novel) had just come out. So that's ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 30 2011 by Jen (Nokesville, VA, United States)
  • 4
    An Unmarked Grave: A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 4 | Charles Todd

    An Unmarked Grave: A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
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    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.

    A Nurse Bess Crawford mystery

    This mystery is set against the background of WW I 1918. The war has dragged on for several years, losses have been huge for both sides, men are being..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
  • 5
    A Question of Honor: Bess Crawford, Book 5 | Charles Todd

    A Question of Honor: Bess Crawford, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
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    In the latest mystery from New York Times best-selling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question: How can facts lie? Bess Crawford enjoyed a wondrous childhood in India, where her father, a colonel in the British Army, was stationed on the Northwest Frontier. But an unforgettable incident darkened that happy time....

    Another good book in the series

    I've read and enjoyed this series. This one includes the involvement of Bess's parents which brings them out of the background and makes Bess a partn..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 09 2013 by JoAnn (Westminster, CO, United States)
  • 6
    An Unwilling Accomplice: Bess Crawford, Book 6 | Charles Todd

    An Unwilling Accomplice: Bess Crawford, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (97)

    Arriving in London on leave, Bess Crawford receives an unusual summons from the War Office. She's been requested to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated for gallantry. Though she is certain she's never met or nursed Sergeant Jason Wilkins, she cannot refuse the honor. Heavily bandaged and confined to a wheelchair, the soldier will be in her care for barely a day. But on the morning after the ceremony when Bess goes to collect her charge for his return journey, she finds the room empty.

    Save yourself!

    I've enjoyed reading this series, but listening to this audiobook made me realize how much I was skimming. The story could have been trimmed by 50%, e..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2014 by Frances ()
  • 7
    A Pattern of Lies: A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 7 | Charles Todd

    A Pattern of Lies: A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
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    Story
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    An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It's called an appalling tragedy - until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn't stop with Philip Ashton's arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege.

    Thank you for another great book!

    I've read all of Charles Todd, which are entertaining, educational, and always satisfying.
    Bravo!
    Keep them coming, please.

    Reviewed on August 31 2015 by Ann Flynn (Marstons Mills, MA United States)