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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Mystery Book Review: Question of Honor by Charles Todd
of a horrendous crime, the murder of five people, resurfaces when a
dying soldier on the battlefields of France tells nurse Bess Crawford
that the man responsible for the crimes and thought to be dead is
only is this unwelcome news a shock, but Bess also takes some time
off while on leave to investigate to see if there is any truth to the
dying man’s claim.
earlier when Bess was living in India while her father served in the
military, one of his officers was accused of committing a series of
murders in England and India. Lieutenant Wade, the supposed murderer,
tried to flee and disappeared trying to reach Afghanistan. Bess’s
father has had to live with the thought that one of his trusted men
was a disgrace to his uniform.
a decade later, Bess is going back to the English village where three
of the killings took place. While many locals think Wade was
innocent, the present owner of the house where the crime took place
believes otherwise. He also thinks Bess’s father had something to
do with helping Wade flee the country.
inquisitive English nurse may well regret ever digging into this
closed murder case for there are some secrets here that will shake
her to her very core. Not only is Wade still alive, as Bess was
told, but she’ll learn what his real story is.
remarkable story in this well written historical mystery series, A
Question of Honor is a thoughtful read with an exceptionally well
fashioned cast of characters.