A Casualty of War: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

From New York Times bestselling writer Charles Todd comes a haunting story that explores the impression of global battle I on all who witnessed it—officers, infantrymen, medical professionals, and battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford.

Though the nice struggle is nearing its finish, the battling rages on. whereas looking ahead to delivery again to her publish, Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, whilst he’s introduced into her ahead relief station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is alarmed that he believes his far-off English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. Then the Captain is introduced again to the help station with a extra serious wound, once again angrily denouncing the Lieutenant as a killer. but if it seems that James Travis couldn’t have shot him, the Captain’s sanity is wondered. nonetheless, Bess wonders how such an skilled officer will be so improper.

On go away in England, Bess unearths the Captain strapped to his mattress in a sanatorium for mind accidents. Horrified through his , Bess and Sergeant significant Simon Brandon commute to James Travis’s domestic in Suffolk, to profit extra concerning the baffling courting among those cousins.

Her seek will lead this clever, able, and compassionate younger lady into unforeseen possibility, and convey her nose to nose with the noticeable and invisible wounds of conflict that now not even the much-longed for peace can heal.

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