Series: Bess Crawford #4

Book Review: Charles Todd’s An Unmarked Grave

Book Review: Charles Todd’s An Unmarked Grave

Fourth in the Bess Crawford mystery series set in World War I and revolving around Bess Crawford, one of the nursing sisters helping on the front in the spring of 1918. In 2012, An Unmarked Grave was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. My Take Dang, it’s just not safe anywhere with Bess Crawford around! Fortunately, she’s not one to sit back. Between rescuing and protecting and investigating on both sides of the Channel, all the influence that Bess’ father and Simon have comes in very handy. I do enjoy Todd’s characters and the homeyness he creates, yes, even on a battlefield! Todd brings the time period to life in its manners, expectations, and dialog. There are some aspects to the time that I can appreciate. There are others that are simply too bizarre! There are some loose bits in this particular story. Just how is the order that puts Bess in danger set up? Dr. Hicks claims he checked it out, but with all the paperwork that the army requires, I can’t believe this move was set up this easily. Wait just a minute…Captain Carson? I thought he was a major? And how does the Prince […]

Posted July 14, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments