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 worldwide 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 scuffling with rages on. whereas looking forward to delivery again to her submit, 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 away English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. Then the Captain is introduced again to the help station with a extra critical 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 might be so fallacious.

On go away in England, Bess reveals the Captain strapped to his mattress in a sanatorium for mind accidents. Horrified by way of his situation, Bess and Sergeant significant Simon Brandon shuttle 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 girl into unforeseen hazard, and convey her head to head with the seen and invisible wounds of battle that no longer even the much-longed for peace can heal.

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