An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 6) by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

International battle I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's profession and lifestyles are in jeopardy whilst a homicide is dedicated on her watch, during this soaking up and atmospheric old secret from big apple instances bestselling writer Charles Todd

Arriving in London on depart, Bess Crawford gets an strange summons from the warfare workplace. She's been asked to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham Palace, the place he's to be embellished for gallantry by way of King George himself.

Though she is bound she's by no means met or nursed Sergeant Jason Wilkins, she can't refuse the respect. seriously bandaged and limited to a wheelchair, the soldier might be in her deal with slightly an afternoon. yet at the morning after the rite while Bess is going to assemble her cost for his go back trip, she reveals the room empty. How may any such significantly wounded guy easily vanish with out a hint? either the military and the Nursing carrier carry Bess accountable for wasting the battle hero. there's a humiliating inquiry, and the incident is famous in her record.

More irritating information complicates her already tricky scenario: the military now considers Wilkins a deserter, and Scotland backyard questions her whilst Wilkins is suspected of killing a guy in chilly blood. If Bess is to transparent her identify and go back to accountability in France, she needs to turn out that she used to be by no means his associate. however the sergeant has disappeared back and neither the military nor the police can locate him.

The ethical implications—that a sufferer in her cost has dedicated murder—become extra vital to Bess than her personal destiny. Accom-panied through her good friend Simon Brandon, she heads north to discover the lacking guy herself.

Carefully wondering suspicious locals, Bess and Simon stick to a path of clues throughout England. Drawn right into a secret that turns out to develop darker with each discovery, they become aware of that this guy has introduced the battle domestic to foreign places faraway from the killing fields of France. yet will uncovering the reality placed extra blameless humans in jeopardy?

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Thomas, you are incorrigible,” said Anne fondly. ” I nodded, having no idea what she meant. As we neared the Tower I stared up at the forbidding wall with its narrow slits. From the squared battlements protruded tall spikes topped with what looked like bundles of blackened rags. I squinted in order to see better. ” I asked, imitating Anne’s accent. She burst out laughing. “Yes, it is a menagerie—of criminals and traitors! ” Emme hissed. ” As I stared, the raglike bundles resolved themselves into skulls with torn flesh like strips of stiff leather.

What monstrous creatures were here? In the dimness I glimpsed the tawny hide of a beast straining against an iron collar, the fur around its face like a giant ruff, sharp teeth bared. Feeling my gorge rise with panic, I pushed my way out of the Tower and ran into the courtyard, gasping the damp air. All the way back to Whitehall, everyone talked of the queen’s menagerie. The roaring beast I had glimpsed was called a lion. The catlike wailing came from a leopard, one of four in an iron cage, Emme said.

I cannot, Your Majesty,” I replied, for I was trembling all over. “Without your gracious help,” I added. Then the queen took my wrists and lifted me to my feet. Her hands were slim, her fingers long and tapered. I counted four rings on each hand. “Do not fear to look upon me, child. Think of me as your mother now,” she said. It was a command, though softly spoken. I lifted up my eyes to meet hers. They were bright and pale. She smiled and it was like the sun beaming from behind a cloud. I no longer saw graying hair against her cheek.

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