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A forgotten place, Charles Todd

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A forgotten place
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A forgotten place
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Charles Todd
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eng
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"At the end of the Great War, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland"--Dust jacket
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  • The Great War has ended. The Armistice has been signed. But the suffering continues, as soldiers come home physically and mentally scarred. Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is working in a clinic for recuperating amputees, where she becomes involved in the efforts of the captain of a group of Welsh soldiers who is desperate to keep his men from falling into depression and suicide. After the soldiers are sent home, the captain writes to Bess, telling her that the situation has grown worse. Regular readers of this satisfyingly rich historical mystery series (this is the tenth) know that Bess Crawford is simply unable to turn away from someone who needs her help. So she travels to Wales, where she soon finds herself stranded in a remote village where the residents seem to be keeping dark secrets, and where a killer lurks. The novel has a distinctly gothic feel to it: remote locale, harsh landscape, stormy weather, mysterious villagers—and the sense that something truly evil is hiding, perhaps in plain sight. Followers of the Crawford series will find much to like here. -- David Pitt (Reviewed 7/13/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 21)
  • WWI has finally ended in Mary Higgins Clark Award–winner Todd’s memorable 10th mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford (after 2017’s A Casualty of War). Despite the conclusion of the fighting, Bess still has plenty of soldiers to tend to at a hospital in France—in particular, a group of Welsh soldiers, whose serious injuries make their future employment doubtful. When she’s reassigned to a clinic back in England, Bess is reunited with the Welshmen, only to find several of them suicidal. Following their discharge, their leader, Capt. Hugh Williams, writes to inform her that one of the privates took his own life, and to ask for help to avert future suicides. She uses some leave to seek Williams out, ending up in a desolate and isolated town on the Welsh coast, where he’s suspected of his own brother’s murder. His warning that it’s not safe for Bess to remain there proves prescient. The atmosphere of the claustrophobic community Bess is trapped in is palpable as Todd (the mother-and-son writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd) expertly ratchets up the suspense. Agent: Lisa Gallagher, DeFiore & Co. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/23/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 30, p)
  • The fighting has ended, but the Great War is not over for soldiers or battlefield nurses such as Bess Crawford. The Welsh amputees she's been tending won't be able to work in the coal mines back home, and she's worried enough to follow them to their village after receiving a despairing letter from their captain. But the captain has vanished, and trying to locate him lands Bess among hostile strangers. With a 75,000-copy first printing. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 04/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 6, p44)
  • Nursing sister Bess Crawford's errand of mercy to a seemingly innocuous village in the Gower Peninsula of South Wales turns slowly into a waking nightmare. A year after the Great War has ended, Bess (A Casualty of War, 2017, etc.) is still working with veterans who lost limbs after being wounded on the front when she's called away from Gloucestershire by an entreaty from Capt. Hugh Williams, who's recovered sufficiently from his depression after the amputation of a leg to become thoroughly alarmed that he and the men formerly under his command are at a high risk for suicide. Taking advantage of some vacation time, Bess follows Hugh's trail to Swansea, then to the village of Caudle, where Rachel, his brother Tom's farm widow, has taken him in. Trouble starts almost the moment Bess arrives. The driver who's brought her to the village vanishes mysteriously the first night she's there, leaving her with no obvious way to leave. As she does her best to strengthen Hugh's own resolve to live amid his sorrows, a slow wave of violence washes over the village. Even though Hugh insists he fell down, someone's clearly attacked him. Then Oliver Martin, who arrived in the company of Ellen Marshall, a well-to-do Cardiff woman who's returned to Caudle, where she used to summer with her grandfather, is beaten more thoroughly, and Edward Stephenson is found clubbed to death on the strand. What's even more disturbing to Bess is her dawning sense that the villagers have united to keep a secret so dreadful that they can't afford to let her leave to share her suspicions with any outsiders. Will the intervention of Sgt. Maj. Simon Brandon, her father's old batman, be sufficient to rescue Bess from the worst vacation ever? Todd patiently, decorously evokes a sense of suffocating unease before the inevitably anticlimactic conclusion. (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692430
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Todd, Charles
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813/.54
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
A Bess Crawford mystery
Series volume
0010
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  • Crawford, Bess (Fictitious character)
  • Nurses
  • Murder
  • Amputees
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • Crawford, Bess (Fictitious character)
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a Bess Crawford mystery
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A forgotten place, Charles Todd
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on1032288498
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24 cm
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First edition.
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354 pages
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9780062678829
Lccn
2018015307
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)1032288498
Label
A forgotten place, Charles Todd
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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on1032288498
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780062678829
Lccn
2018015307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032288498

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