By Charles Todd
Attempting to aid a girl in misery, international conflict I nurse and unintended sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no stable deed is going unpunished
whilst battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas go away, she reveals a bruised and shivering lady huddled within the doorway of her London place of dwelling. the lady has nowhere to show, and propelled via an organization feel of accountability, Bess takes her in.
as soon as within Bess's flat, the girl finds quarrel together with her husband erupted into violence, but she desires to go back home--if Bess will decide on her to Sussex. knowing that the lady is being affected by a concussion, Bess provides up a number of helpful days of depart to commute together with her. yet she quickly discovers that this can be a reliable deed with unforeseeable consequences.
What Bess reveals at Vixen Hill is a home of mourning. The woman's relatives has amassed for a memorial carrier for the elder son, who died of struggle wounds. Her husband, domestic on compassionate depart, is demanding, affected by jealousy and his personal to blame conscience.
Then, while a houseguest is located useless, Bess herself turns into a chief suspect within the case. This homicide will lead her to a deadly quest in war-torn France, an unforeseen best friend, and a startling revelation that places her in jeopardy earlier than a vicious killer may be uncovered.
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Exclaimed the professor, pounding his hand on the desk. Johnny was startled and utterly bewildered. "What... " The professor giggled some more. Then he picked up the figurine and held it so Johnny could see the label. "Here, have a look! This is funny, it really is! See—right there. " Johnny looked. There was printing on the faded brown label, old-fashioned Victorian ornamental printing. It said: SOUVENIR OF CAIRO, ILLINOIS CHAPTER FOUR Johnny felt crushed. He felt cheated and humiliated and angry.
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Johnny did not know the professor quite as well. He had seen him a few times on the street, and he was—to tell the truth—a bit scared of him. But when he saw his Grampa smiling in such a friendly way, he figured the professor must be an okay person. " said Grampa, still grinning. "Are you gonna start with the two of us and then work your way down the block? From the way things look," he added, pointing to the shovel, "you've already got started. Who was it? Mrs. Kovacs? " "Oh, shut up," muttered the professor.
A Bitter Truth (Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 3) by Charles Todd