World War I nurse Bess Crawford, introduced in A Duty to the Dead, returns in an exciting new mystery in which a murder draws her inexorably into the sights of a cunning killer It is the early summer of Bess Crawford has returned to England In a house with a red door lies the body of a woman who has be England, Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is far different from that of the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman.
At the turn of the century, in a war taking place far from England, two soldiers chance upon an opportunity that will change their lives forever. To take advantage of it, they will be required to do the unthinkable, and then to put the past behind th In the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask.
Next to him is a book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector in the Great War. Who is this man, an Hampton Regis, a small harbor town on the southern coast of England, is a most unlikely place for violence. Yet, one spring morning, a man is found on the strand so severely beaten that he slips in and out of consciousness.
The prime suspect? His wif On New Year's Eve, , he finds a brass cartridge casing -- similar to countless others he'd seen on the battlefield -- on the steps of a That's my revenge! And you'll think about that when the rope goes around your neck and the black hood comes down The Great War is still raging in the autumn of , when Francesca Hatton's beloved grandfather dies on the family estate in England's isolated Exe Valley.
Grieving for the man who raised her, Francesca is stunned to find an unsigned letter among h In [Scotland Yard Inspector] Ian Rutledge watched as a man was condemned to hang for the murders of elderly women. Rutledge had helped gather the evidence that sent Ben Shaw to the gallows. And when justice was done, Rutledge closed the door on In a marshy Norfolk backwater, a priest is brutally murdered after giving a dying man last rites. For Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge, an ex-officer still 'recovering from the trauma of war, it looks to be a simple case. Yet the Inspector finds himself The weathered remains found on a Scottish mountainside may be those of Eleanor Gray, but the imperious Lady Maude Gray, Eleanor's mother, will have to be handled delicately.
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A dead woman and two missing children bring Inspector Rutledge to the lovely Dorset town of Singleton Magna, where the truth lies buried with the dead. A tormented veteran whose family died in an enemy bombing is the chief suspect. Dubious, Rutledge Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine.
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Janna and her father are finally reconciled, but she realises that she poses a threat to her father's family when there's an attempt on her life.
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Unwilling to name the culprit, but with a secret plan, Janna accompanies her father to Oxeneford where the Empress Matilda is under siege from King Stephen. Janna finally tells her father the truth about her mother's death, trusting that he will help her bring the murderer to justice. To her dismay, her father asks the king to negotiate a prestigious marriage for her. When the man she truly loves is accused of murder, Janna has one last crime to solve — until the siege of Wiltune turns her life upside down and changes everything.
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