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    • A Forgotten Place

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    The fighting has ended, the Armistice signed, but the war has left wounds that are still agonizingly raw. Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees, and the Welsh patients worry her. She does her best to help them, but it’s clear that they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. When they are released, she fears that peace will do what war couldn’t - take their lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dreary place, trapped, closed-minded people

    • By Marta on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Black Ascot

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible - but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for 10 years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now, it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Test of Wills

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Giles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 782
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 686

    Ian Rutledge returns to his career at Scotland Yard after years fighting in the First World War. Unknown to his colleagues he is still suffering from shell shock, and is burdened with the guilt of having had executed a young soldier on the battlefield for refusing to fight. A jealous colleague has learned of his secret and has managed to have Rutledge assigned to a difficult case which could spell disaster for Rutledge whatever the outcome. A retired officer has been murdered, and Rutledge goes to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good early work in series

    • By Kathi on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Gate Keeper

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charles Todd does it again!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • An Impartial Witness

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • rather tedious, but series holds promise

    • By connie on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Shattered Tree

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 255

    At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher bearers find an exhausted officer shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is the officer isn't British - he's French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series

    • By Kathi on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Duty to the Dead

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 495

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific period mystery

    • By Anne on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A False Mirror

    • Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 9
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    An officer who served with Rutledge in the trenches of France before being sent back to England under suspicious circumstances has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the woman he still loves. The suspect has taken the wife hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid unless Rutledge takes charge of the investigation. Although the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's own past and the love he lost to another man, he cannot refuse it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • NOT ONE OF TODD'S BEST EFFORTS

    • By Linda Lou on 11-24-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Proof of Guilt

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 15
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    London, summer 1920. An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. While the signs point to murder, vital questions remain: Who is the victim? And where, exactly, was he killed? One small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise, is missing. But is he the dead man? And does either his fiancée or his jilted former lover have anything to do with his disappearance - or possible death?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Wings of Fire

    • Ian Rutledge, Book 2
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 435

    When reclusive war poet Olivia Marlowe and her half-brother, Nicholas Cheney, die together in their ancestral home on the Cornish coast, it looks like suicide. The grieving relatives gather together to discuss the fate of Barcombe Hall, when another shocking death occurs. Inspector Rutledge, who is still shell-shocked from his experiences in the Great War, is sent from Scotland Yard to investigate. Rutledge is soon convinced that the answers to this baffling case lie within the family’s secret history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both History and Mystery

    • By arleneshapiro21 on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • An Unwilling Accomplice

    • Bess Crawford, Book 6
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 201

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Save yourself!

    • By Frances on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Search the Dark

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    Dorset is the latest setting for the talents of Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the First World War still haunted, literally, by his actions. Indeed, his personal ghost only serves to complicate things as his inner doubts blend into the trauma of the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yeah, It's Dark, Scary, and Perfectly Plotted

    • By Ted on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $30.07

    • A Bitter Truth

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 383

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beloved Bess

    • By Jen on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Long Shadow

    • Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 8
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge brought the Great War home with him, and its horrors haunt him still. On New Year’s Eve 1919, he finds a brass cartridge casing, similar to countless others he’d seen on the battlefield, on the steps of a friend’s house. Soon there are more, purposely placed where he is sure to discover them. Unexpectedly drawn away from London to a small Northamptonshire village, he investigates the strange case of a local constable shot with a bow and arrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • addicted to inspector rutledge

    • By maria on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Lonely Death

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    Three men have been murdered in a Sussex village, and Scotland Yard has been called in. It's a baffling case. The victims are soldiers who survived the horrors of the Great War only to meet a ghastly end in the quiet English countryside two years later. Each had been garroted, with small ID disks left in their mouths. But even Scotland Yard's presence doesn't deter this vicious and clever killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best in the series

    • By Marie on 01-31-11

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Pattern of Lies

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-25-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Question of Honor

    • Bess Crawford, Book 5
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good book in the series

    • By JoAnn on 09-09-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Casualty of War

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting rages on. While waiting for transport back to her post, Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, when he's brought into her forward aid station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. Then the captain is brought back to the aid station with a more severe wound, once more angrily denouncing the lieutenant as a killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Kathi on 10-01-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Red Door

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 469

    June 1920. In a house with a red door lies the body of a woman who has been bludgeoned to death. Rumor has it that two years earlier, she'd painted that door to welcome her husband back from the Front - only he never came home. Meanwhile, in London, a man suffering from a mysterious illness first goes missing and then just as suddenly reappears. He is unable to explain his recovery. Inspector Ian Rutledge must solve the cases.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Yarn Unraveled for Me . . .

    • By Debbie on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • An Unmarked Grave

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Nurse Bess Crawford mystery

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $25.09

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