A Duty to the Dead

Paperback | August 17, 2010

byCharles Todd

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“Another winner....Todd again excels at vivid atmosphere and the effects of war in this specific time and place. Grade: A.”
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“Readers who can’t get enough of Maisie Dobbs, the intrepid World War I battlefield nurse in Jacqueline Winspear’s novels…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.”
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Charles Todd, author of the resoundingly acclaimed Ian Rutledge crime novels (“One of the best historical series being written today” —Washington Post Book World) debuts an exceptional new protagonist, World War I nurse Bess Crawford, in A Duty to the Dead. A gripping tale of perilous obligations and dark family secrets in the shadows of a nightmarish time of global conflict, A Duty to the Dead is rich in suspense, surprise, and the impeccable period atmosphere that has become a Charles Todd trademark.<_o3a_p>

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“Another winner....Todd again excels at vivid atmosphere and the effects of war in this specific time and place. Grade: A.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer  “Readers who can’t get enough of Maisie Dobbs, the intrepid World War I battlefield nurse in Jacqueline Winspear’s novels…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.”—New ...

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Dedicated to helping the many wounded during the Great War, Bess Crawford receives a desperate request from a dying lieutenant while serving as a nurse aboard a hospital ship. "Tell my brother Jonathan that I lied," the young man says. "I did it for Mother's sake. But it has to be set right."Back home in England, Bess receives an unexp...

Charles Todd is the author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:August 17, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061791776

ISBN - 13:9780061791772

Customer Reviews of A Duty to the Dead

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A story that is highly believable The writing team that is Charles Todd uses history and fact in such a way that the characters of this story take on life and reality, giving the reader reason to wonder if this is truly fiction; the story is well written, the characters well crafted, and the reader comes to the end of the novel, unwilling to read the end, sad to leave the friends met along the way - a sign of a well-written novel.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Duty to the dead I liked his writing style, also his stories are very much possible close to life. This very well could have happen
Date published: 2015-08-16

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“This is a wonderful new mystery series that will let us see the horrors of World War I through the eyes of Bess Crawford, a battlefield nurse. A Duty to the Dead is a richly realistic depiction of both the era and people who lived through it.