Very good detective story with a very likable, smart and likable heroine. Bess Crawford performs her duty to dead by carrying a message from a dead soldier to his family. Strange events are following as the family basically brushes her message off. Suspicious now Bess questions what is really going on and finds out disturbing family secrets. Great narrator and story line. Bess is a surprisingly modern woman considering that this plays in first world war England. If you like Ian Rutledge novels you will like this series as well. I will queue up more of her novels.
Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.