By Charles Todd
Attempting to aid a lady in misery, international struggle I nurse and unintentional sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no stable deed is going unpunished
whilst battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas depart, she reveals a bruised and shivering girl huddled within the doorway of her London place of abode. the girl has nowhere to show, and propelled by way of an organization feel of accountability, Bess takes her in.
as soon as inside of Bess's flat, the girl finds quarrel together with her husband erupted into violence, but she desires to go back home--if Bess will select her to Sussex. knowing that the girl is being affected by a concussion, Bess supplies up a couple of valuable days of go away to go back and forth together with her. yet she quickly discovers that it is a reliable deed with unforeseeable consequences.
What Bess reveals at Vixen Hill is a home of mourning. The woman's family members has collected for a memorial provider for the elder son, who died of conflict wounds. Her husband, domestic on compassionate depart, is annoying, suffering from jealousy and his personal responsible conscience.
Then, whilst a afflicted houseguest is located useless, Bess herself turns into a first-rate suspect within the case. This homicide will lead her to a deadly quest in war-torn France, an unforeseen best friend, and a startling revelation that places her in jeopardy earlier than a vicious killer should be uncovered.
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Joe chuckled. "He certainly didn't. " "Purty good for an amateur," Kelly yawned. "I never took my pants off in the first place. " The detective turned over and began snoring. Joe lay awake listening intently but heard nothing unusual. Finally he, too, fell asleep. When he awoke the sun was streaming in brightly. '' About time you came to,'' Kelly smiled. He stood in front of a mirror combing his hair. "Bemember. Poker faces when we go downstairs," he whispered. " In a few minutes they descended into the kitchen, where Josie gave them a cordial greeting from her post at the stove.
The car lurched violently, then veered into a shallow ditch. "Confound it," swore Kelly. "I knew I should o' bought a new tire. '' Euefully surveying the ruined flat on a rear wheel they stood for a moment wondering what to do. Finally it appeared that there was no choice but to walk. After an hour's steady trudge they still saw no sign of habitation. "We should o' gone in the other direction, Joe. Ain't any ranch house around here," he added, sitting down. Joe gazed over the silent landscape in exasperation.
Frank threw down the bags and darted off. A Daring Rescue 111 Holding his breath, lie dodged through a doorway. He fumbled blindly until his hand touched what felt like a crib. There was a feeble cry. Through the smoke he saw the infant's eyes blinking and the tiny chest heaving. In a jiffy he had the child tucked under his coat. As he turned to go there was an ominous splintering sound above him. With a cry Frank charged toward the nearest fire escape just as the ceiling of the room thundered down.
A Bitter Truth (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 3) by Charles Todd