By Charles Todd
International warfare I nurse and novice sleuth Bess Crawford suits wits with a devious killer during this fascinating and suspenseful experience from long island instances bestselling writer Charles Todd
within the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu epidemic spreads, killing thousands of squaddies and civilians around the globe. crushed via the consistent circulate of wounded infantrymen coming from the French entrance, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford needs to now take care of hundreds and hundreds of influenza sufferers as well.
besides the fact that, struggle and affliction aren't the single killers to strike. Bess discovers, hid one of the lifeless awaiting burial, the physique of an officer who has been murdered. notwithstanding she is dedicated to all her sufferers, this soldier's demise touches her deeply. not just did the guy serve in her father's former regiment, he used to be additionally a kinfolk friend.
sooner than she will be able to document the negative information, Bess falls unwell, the most recent sufferer of the flu. by the point she recovers, the murdered officer has been buried, and the single different one that observed the physique has hanged himself. Or did he?
operating her father's connections within the army, Bess starts to piece jointly what little proof she will locate to unmask the elusive killer and spot justice served. yet she has to be as vigilant as she is tenacious. With a made up our minds killer on her heels, each one circulation Bess makes should be her final.
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An Unmarked Grave (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 4) by Charles Todd