A Casualty of War: A Bess Crawford Mystery

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William Morrow & Company
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

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, Caroline passed away in August 2021 and Charles lives in Florida.


"A Casualty of War is another masterful work in this series, and I cannot recommend it enough." -- Bookreporter.com

"Todd's meticulous research... illustrates the toll the war has taken on the battle-weary military as well as the nurses and doctors, the sacrifices of the residents, [and] the citizens' valiant struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy. . . . . A vivid and personal look at WWI." -- SouthFlorida.com

"Intensely personal, as all great stories should be." -- Anne Perry, Internationally Bestselling Author

"Harsh period attitudes toward traumatic stress and the exhaustion of a long war add poignancy to Todd's satisfying puzzle of identity and inheritance." -- Publishers Weekly

"A Casualty of War is [Charles] Todd's strongest war book..." -- Washington Times

"[Readers] will love the heroine for her courage and determination." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The latest Crawford mystery is rich in character and period detail, with a solidly constructed story that should keep readers immersed in the action." -- Booklist

"As always in this immensely satisfying series, Todd heightens the mystery by setting it within a war-shattered world of battered villages, barren farms and broken people." -- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review on THE SHATTERED TREE

Praise for The Shattered Tree: "Admirable, courageous and occasionally reckless, Bess ranks among the best of fictional amateur sleuths. [Todd] again creates a thought-provoking novel that evokes the terrors and suspicions of war." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch

"A superb whodunit--just when you think you have it figured out, Todd throws a curve--and a moving evocation of a world at war." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch