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Publisher's Summary

“Bess is among the most compassionate and intelligent characters.” (The Sun-Sentinel)

From the New York Times best-selling author of the Bess Crawford mystery series, a short story that unravels dark secrets from her close friend Simon Brandon’s past

Years before the Great War summoned Bess Crawford to serve as a battlefield nurse, the indomitable heroine spent her childhood in India under the watchful eye of her friend and confidant, the young soldier Simon Brandon. The two formed an inseparable bond on the dangerous Northwest Frontier where her father’s Regiment held the Khyber Pass against all intruders. It was Simon who taught Bess to ride and shoot, escorted her to the bazaars and the Maharani’s Palace, and did his best to keep her out of trouble, after the Crawford family took an interest in the tall, angry boy with a mysterious past. 

But the Crawfords have long guarded secrets for Simon and he owes them a debt that runs deeper than Bess could ever know. Told through the eyes of Melinda, Richard, Clarissa, and Bess, A Hanging at Dawn pieces together a mystery at the center of Bess’s family that will irrevocably change the course of her future.

©2020 Charles Todd (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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great book

absolutely loved the story just wished it was longer can't wait for the next story

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Good back story for the series

Nice to have this back story for the series, and now I hope we see lots more of Simon (and Simon + Bess I hope!) in the next Bess Crawford mystery---we've been missing him. Love this series almost as much as the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries by the same authors. In both series, there are such moving portrayals of the tragic effects of WWI both during and after the war. The characters and settings come alive, and I'm always impatiently waiting for the next installment.

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Hanging

As always, this was a delightful read. With a good picture of what life was like in India for the British. There is warm feelings, intrigue, mystery. I highly recommend this book.

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Backstory

I have been wanting to know Simon's backstory for so so very long. Thank you.