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Kirtland Community College Library PS 3570 .O33 U59 2014 30775305521388 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062237194
  • ISBN: 0062237195
  • ISBN: 9780062335883
  • ISBN: 006233588X
  • ISBN: 9780062237200 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: print
    337 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of ... Read More

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"World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's ... Read More
Subject: Nurses England Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 England Fiction
Crawford, Bess (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery stories.
Historical fiction.

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An Unwilling Accomplice
An Unwilling Accomplice
by Todd, Charles
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Why would a decorated WWI veteran desert just after being honored by the king? That's the question posed by Agatha-winner Todd's absorbing sixth Bess Crawford whodunit (after 2013's A Question of Honor). In the autumn of 1918, Bess, an experienced battlefield nurse, accompanies wounded Sgt. Jason Wilkins to Buckingham Palace, where he receives a medal from George V. After the ceremony, Bess agrees to let Wilkins have some time to himself to entertain friends, a choice she regrets after finding that he has bolted the London hotel where they were both staying. Given two week's official leave for her perceived negligence, Bess is determined to track Wilkins down and ascertain why he used her in his scheme. The murder of a man in the north of England, with Wilkins the prime suspect, complicates her efforts. As usual, Todd (the mother-son writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd) effectively depicts the psychological effects of war, though the resolution doesn't do justice to the opening puzzle. Agent: Jane Chelius, Jane Chelius Literary Agency. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Is Bess Crawford an accomplice to military desertion and murder? In her sixth outing (after A Question of Honor), the World War I nurse is in trouble with the army and the police, and facing the possibility of being terminated from the nursing service. On leave in London, Bess gets a surprise request to accompany a wounded soldier, Sergeant Wilkins, to a ceremony at Buckingham Palace to receive a medal for bravery from the king. Wilkins is in Bess's charge for the event and through the night. But when morning comes, Wilkins has vanished. Bess, already facing an inquiry into whether she knowingly or through negligence aided a deserter, learns that the soldier has killed a man and again disappeared. With her reputation on the line and a possible murderer on the loose, Bess has no time to waste. -VERDICT Todd's mystery is a puzzle that readers will enjoy trying to solve, but lead characters Bess and her friend Simon keep the pages turning. It is also very timely as people will doubtlessly be interested in World War I books since the centennial of the start of the war is this summer. Recommended for fans of cozies, historical fiction mysteries, and strong female sleuths. [See Prepub Alert, 2/10/14.]-Susan Moritz, Silver Spring, MD (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Bess Crawford, a British battlefield nurse in WWI, keeps getting involved in murder mysteries. Here, in the sixth novel in the series, Bess is honored to be asked to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham Palace, where the soldier is supposed to receive an award. But the soldier vanishes, and Bess is accused of dereliction of duty, an accusation that Bess takes very seriously. When the missing man turns up, apparently having murdered someone, it isn't just her professional reputation Bess must save; it's her own life. The Crawford novels aren't quite as captivating as those in the mother-and-son writing team's better-known Inspector Ian Rutledge series, but perhaps it's not fair to compare them. The Crawford novels are lighter and less freighted with psychological and metaphysical overtones than the Rutledge books, and Bess clearly isn't intended to be as complex a protagonist as Rutledge is. Fans of the previous books in the Crawford series will enjoy this one.--Pitt, David Copyright 2014 Booklist

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