A duty to the dead: Bess Crawford Mystery Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions

“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 York Times Book Review


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.

More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ef083eeb-18e7-4616-943e-3ecfab4caa55
Grouping Title duty to the dead
Grouping Author todd charles
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-16 07:28:48AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-16 07:30:03AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Landor, Rosalyn,
author Todd, Charles.
author2-role Landor, Rosalyn,narrator.|Narrator
author_display Todd, Charles
available_at_arlington Westover
collection_arlington Audiovisual, Detectives
detailed_location_arlington Shirlington Detectives, Westover Audiovisual, Westover Detectives
display_description England, 1916. Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is far different from that of the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. Growing up in India, she learned the importance of responsibility, honor, and duty from her offi�cer father. At the outbreak of World War I, she followed in his footsteps and volunteered for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed hospital ship Britannic. On one voyage, Bess grows fond of the young, gravely wounded Lieutenant Arthur Graham. Something rests heavily on his conscience, and to give him a little peace as he dies, she promises to deliver a message to his brother. It is some months before she can carry out this duty, and when she's next in England, she herself is recovering from a wound. When Bess arrives at the Graham house in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's last wishes with surprising indifference. Neither his mother nor his brother Timothy seems to think it has any significance. Unsettled by this, Bess is about to take her leave when sudden tragedy envelops her. She quickly discovers that fulfilling this duty to the dead has thrust her into a maelstrom of intrigue and murder that will endanger her own life and test her courage as not even war has.
format_arlington Audiobook on CD, Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id ef083eeb-18e7-4616-943e-3ecfab4caa55
isbn 9780061791765, 9780061791772, 9780061905506, 9780792767657, 9781609982003
item_details ils:.b13116927|.i14178539|Westover Detectives|D TODD|||1|false|false|||||Due Jun 20, 2019|Sep 25, 2018|wafd||, ils:.b13116927|.i14178540|Shirlington Detectives|D TODD|||1|false|false|||||Due Jun 25, 2019|Apr 25, 2019|safd||, ils:.b13116927|.i21133360|Westover Detectives|D TODD|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jun 10, 2019|wafd||, ils:.b13854744|.i17661614|Westover Audiovisual|CD D TODD|||1|false|false|||||Due Jun 22, 2019|Feb 23, 2019|wafab||, overdrive:191dc283-4a60-4b97-9500-08d703b3f71f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:eb736e98-d17e-4026-b904-23bbcb047b0d|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1000000|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Audiobook on CD, Hardback, Paperback
last_indexed 2019-06-16T11:30:03.429Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington CD D TODD, D TODD, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Shirlington, Westover
primary_isbn 9780061791765
primary_upc 9781609982003
publishDate 2009, 2011
record_details ils:.b13116927|Book|Books||English|William Morrow,|[2009]|329 pages ; 24., ils:.b13854744|Audiobook on CD|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|AudioGO,|[2011]|8 audio discs (9 hr., 51 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:191dc283-4a60-4b97-9500-08d703b3f71f|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009|, overdrive:eb736e98-d17e-4026-b904-23bbcb047b0d|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing||
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:eb736e98-d17e-4026-b904-23bbcb047b0d -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:191dc283-4a60-4b97-9500-08d703b3f71f -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:.b13116927 .i14178540 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b13116927 .i21133360 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b13116927 .i14178539 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b13854744 .i17661614 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
series Bess Crawford mysteries
series_with_volume Bess Crawford mysteries|1
subject_facet Crawford, Bess (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, England -- Fiction, Nurses -- England -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Fiction
title_display A duty to the dead
title_full A Duty to the Dead Bess Crawford Mystery Series, Book 1, A duty to the dead / Charles Todd
title_short A duty to the dead
title_sub Bess Crawford Mystery Series, Book 1
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
upc 9781609982003