A Duty to the Dead - Charles Todd

A Duty to the Dead

By Charles Todd

  • Release Date: 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Historical
4 Score: 4 (From 92 Ratings)


“Another winner....Todd again excels at vivid atmosphere and the effects of war in this specific time and place. Grade: A.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Readers who can’t get enough of Maisie Dobbs, the intrepid World War I battlefield nurse in Jacqueline Winspear’s novels…are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford.”
New York Times Book Review

Charles Todd, author of the resoundingly acclaimed Ian Rutledge crime novels (“One of the best historical series being written today” —Washington Post Book World) debuts an exceptional new protagonist, World War I nurse Bess Crawford, in A Duty to the Dead. A gripping tale of perilous obligations and dark family secrets in the shadows of a nightmarish time of global conflict, A Duty to the Dead is rich in suspense, surprise, and the impeccable period atmosphere that has become a Charles Todd trademark.


  • Great read!!

    By MStutts
    I enjoyed the story immensely and I thought it was very well written! Great mystery and the best of the series!
  • Old fashioned style

    By Le Québecois
    This is a great book for an elderly crowd. It has a slow plot and language suitable for someone's grandmother. It's a wholesome murder mystery so to speak.