A Duty to the Dead
  • Length:
    14 Books
  • First:
    September 2009
  • Latest:
    July 2021
  • Rating:

Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
2 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
3 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
4 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
5 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
5.5 (e) Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
6 Historical Mystery / HM 3.5 Buy
7 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
8 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy



9 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
10 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
11 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
11.5 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
12 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: A Bess Crawford Mystery


  • Book - 1

    England, 1916. Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is far different from that of the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. Growing up in India, she learned the importance of responsibility, honor, and duty from her offi­cer father. ...



  • Book - 2

    World War I nurse Bess Crawford, introduced in A Duty to the Dead, returns in an exciting new mystery in which a murder draws her inexorably into the sights of a cunning killer It is the early summer of 1917. Bess Crawford has returned to England ...



  • Book - 3

    When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised and shivering woman huddled in the doorway of her London residence. The woman has nowhere to turn, and, propelled by a firm sense of duty,...



  • Book - 4

    World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford matches wits with a devious killer in this exciting and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd In the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu epidemic spreads, killing m...



  • Book - 5

    In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and l...



  • Book - 5.5

    Living with her family in India, young Bess Crawford's curiosity about this exotic country sometimes leads her into trouble. One day she slips away from the cantonment to visit the famous seer in a nearby village. Before this woman can finish tell...



  • Book - 6

    World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's career and life are in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd Arriving in London on l...



  • Book - 7

    An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It’s called an appalling tragedy -- until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caugh...



  • Book - 8

    World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier's background--and uncover his true loyalties--in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling "vivid period mystery series" (New York Ti...







  • Book - 9

    From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes a haunting tale that explores the impact of World War I on all who witnessed it -- officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford. Though the Great War is nearing it...



  • Book - 10

    Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in this tenth entry from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author. The fighting has ended, the Armistice signed, but the w...



  • Book - 11

    In the aftermath of World War I, nurse Bess Crawford attempts to save a troubled former soldier from a mysterious killer in this eleventh book in the beloved Bess Crawford mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd. The Arm...



  • Book - 11.5

    From the New York Times bestselling author of the Bess Crawford mystery series, a short story that unravels dark secrets from her close friend Simon Brandon’s past. Years before the Great War summoned Bess Crawford to serve as a battlefield nurs...



  • Book - 12

    In the uneasy peace following World War I, nurse Bess Crawford runs into trouble and treachery in Ireland -- in this twelfth book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series. The Great War is over -- but in Ireland, in the wake of the bloody ...


Awards

A Question of Honor
2013 Agatha Award -- Historical
The Shattered Tree
2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Mary Higgins Clark Award
An Unmarked Grave
2013 Macavity Award -- Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery