Bess Crawford Mysteries #10
On Sale: September 18, 2018
Featuring: Bess Crawford
Hardcover / e-Book
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Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself
caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in
this tenth entry from the acclaimed New York Times
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
Their officer, Captain Williams, writes to
describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his
men. Bess feels compelled to look into their situation, but
the Army and the clinic can do nothing. Requesting leave,
she quietly travels to Wales, and that bleak coal mining
village, but she is too late.
sister tells Bess he has left the valley. Bess is afraid he
intends to kill himself. She follows him to an isolated,
storm-battered peninsula—a harsh and forgotten place where
secrets and death go hand in hand. Deserted by her
frightened driver, Bess is stranded among strangers
suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these
villagers are hiding something, and she’s learned too much
to be allowed to leave. What’s more, no one in England knows
where she is.
Why is there no Constable out here? And
who is the mysterious Ellen? Captain Williams and his
brother’s widow are her only allies, and Bess must take care
not to put them at risk as she tries to find answers. But
there is a murderer here who is driven to kill again and
again. And the next person in his sights is Simon Brandon,
searching for Bess and unaware of his danger . . .
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