A Question of Honor



[PDF / Epub] ☉ A Question of Honor Author Charles Todd – E17streets4all.co.uk 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, an In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur A Question PDF/EPUB or sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, and begins a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question How can facts lie In , when a young Bess Crawford lived in India, an unforgettable incident darkened the otherwise happy time Her father s regiment discovered it had a murderer in its ranks, an officer who killed five people yet was never brought to trialA decade later, tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess learns from a dying man that the alleged murderer, Lieutenant Wade, is alive and serving at the Front According to reliable reports, he d died years before, so how did Wade escape India What drove a good man to murder in cold blood Bess uses her leave to investigate But when she stumbles on the horrific truth, she is shaken to her very core The facts reveal a reality that could have been her own fate.A Question of Honor

Charles Todd is the pen name used by the mother and son writing team, Caroline Todd and Charles A Question PDF/EPUB or Todd Together they write the Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford Series They have published two standalone mystery novels and many short stories.

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    A Question of Honor ePUB ¼ A Question PDF/EPUB or when a young Bess Crawford lived in India, an unforgettable incident darkened the otherwise happy time Her father s regiment discovered it had a murderer in its ranks, an officer who killed five people yet was never brought to trialA decade later, tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess learns from a dying man that the alleged murderer, Lieutenant Wade, is alive and serving at the Front According to reliable reports, he d died years before, so how did Wade escape India What drove a good man to murder in cold blood Bess uses her leave to investigate But when she stumbles on the horrific truth, she is shaken to her very core The facts reveal a reality that could have been her own fate."/>
  • ebook
  • 336 pages
  • A Question of Honor
  • Charles Todd
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 0062237179

10 thoughts on “A Question of Honor

  1. says:

    In this 5th book in the Bess Crawford series, Bess who s an army nurse looks for an escaped soldier suspected of several murders The book can be read as a standalone, but knowledge of the characters is a bonus In the early 1900 s, young teen Bess Crawford lives in India where her father, Colonel Crawford, is in charge of a British regiment The school age children of the regiment s soldiers are usually sent to England to be educated, where they live with foster families When Lieute In this 5th book in the Bess Crawford series, Bess who s an army nurse looks for an escaped soldier suspected of several murders The book can be read as a standalone, but knowledge of the characters is a bonus In the early 1900 s, young teen Bess Crawford lives in India where her father, Colonel Crawford, is in charge of a British regiment The school age children of the regiment s soldiers are usually sent to England to be educated, where they live with foster families When Lieutenant Standish and his wife get word that their youngest daughter died of typhoid in England, Mrs Standish returns home escorted by the much respected Lieutenant Wade But when Lt Wade returns to India he s accused of murdering a family while in England and of killing his parents upon his return to India The regiment is shocked, unable to devine a motive for these horrendous crimes Rather than face the charges Lt Wade makes a run for it The military police are unable to capture him and there are reports that Wade died while trying to escape through Afghanistan This leaves a blot on the honor of the regiment Ten years later, during WWI, Bess Crawford is an army nurse While working at a field clinic in France Bess comes across a dying Indian soldier who tells her that he s seen Lt Wade Bess is soon off and running, determined to find Lt Wade and bring him to justice, thus restoring the honor of her father s regiment During her investigations Bess discovers that some foster homes were terrible places, giving her a hint of a possible motive for the murders The usual characters are on hand in this story, including Beth s parents and her good friend Simon The book provides an authentic feel for the horrors of combat the pain and plight of wounded soldiers and the difficult conditions in field hospitals The story s resolution seems a little out of left field but believable enough A good book for fans of historical mysteries.You can follow my reviews at

  2. says:

    In A Question of Honor, we start the story in India, 1908, where Bess as a child learns that Lieutenant Wade, a man in her father s regime has killed both his parents in India and three people in England, but he disappears before they catch him And, he is presumed dead after a while when no traces of him are found A decade later Bess learns from a dying man in France that Lieutenant Wade could be still aliveThe previous book, An Unmarked Grave, was the first book in this series that I didn In A Question of Honor, we start the story in India, 1908, where Bess as a child learns that Lieutenant Wade, a man in her father s regime has killed both his parents in India and three people in England, but he disappears before they catch him And, he is presumed dead after a while when no traces of him are found A decade later Bess learns from a dying man in France that Lieutenant Wade could be still aliveThe previous book, An Unmarked Grave, was the first book in this series that I didn t find as excellent as the rest so I was hopeful that the next one would be better And it was The story in this book isinteresting and I found it hard to put the book down.The book is really intriguing to read Bess is trying to find out if Lieutenant Wade still alive, and if he is what is he doing fighting in the front and was he really guilty of the crimes in India and England Bess and Simon Brandon he works for her father are working together trying to find out the truth without involving Bess father, Colonel Crawford because the killing is still a stain on the Colonels regiment s reputation and Bess doesn t want to involve her father if it turns out that Wade isn t alive So, she travels to the village where the killing of a family took place and tries to find outabout the murdered family and the connection to Lieutenant Wade But, that s not that easy, some people there are even quite hostile towards her But, Bess won t give up.What I love about this book is that it s like a puzzle, you have to be patient, piece after piece is revealed during the progress of the story until the truth is revealed in the end I also loved that my favorite Aussie, Sergeant Lari made a cameo, although I wish he had a bigger part in the book But still I love every mention of him in the books, like this one where she met him in France as she tends to wounded soldiers I was always happy to see this cheeky Australian He had helped me once when I needed help desperately and I was fond of him Dangerous to care about anyone in wartime, but still Looks like Bess is quite fond of Lari as well I must admit that I hope they will end up together I just love every scene with them together.I recommend this series to anyone that likes to read historical mysteries, especially books that take place during WW1 I enjoy these books very much and every book can be read as a stand alone.Read this review and others on A Bookaholic Swede

  3. says:

    Some interesting characters and one intriguing piece of backstory, but the plot is a train wreck Shall we count the coincidences In chronological order spoilers ahead 1 The mystery surrounds the murder of a family in Hampshire On the day in question, Lt Wade, stationed in India, a former foster child of the family, just happens to be in England, near enough to the family to come to confront them about their abuse of him as a child He arrives at the precise moment that another of the fam Some interesting characters and one intriguing piece of backstory, but the plot is a train wreck Shall we count the coincidences In chronological order spoilers ahead 1 The mystery surrounds the murder of a family in Hampshire On the day in question, Lt Wade, stationed in India, a former foster child of the family, just happens to be in England, near enough to the family to come to confront them about their abuse of him as a child He arrives at the precise moment that another of the family s foster children is leaving the house, having just murdered the family the real murderer is given the slimmest of motives and none at all for the murder to have occurred on this particular day Naturally suspicion falls on Wade.2 When the Wade returns to India, he just happens to stay with his parents the same night that an entirely unrelated person decides to kill them Naturally, suspicion falls on Wade.After having escaped arrest and been on the run for years, Wade enlists in the British army under a phony name to serve in World War I.3 The brother of the man who actually killed Wade s parents is serving in WWI as well and a sees Wade and recognizes him, 10 years laterb is able to communicate his discovery to our heroine, Bess an army nurse , who i speaks his native language of Hindiii is the daughter of Wade s Colonel, and therefore is in a unique situation to confirm the sighting.4 7 At least 4 separate times through the last year of the war, Bess manages to see Wade, and eventually talk to him, despite the roughly 4 million British soldiers who served in 1918.8 Uncounted number of coincidences as Bess manages to investigate the murder 10 years later, just using her perfectly timed leaves from the army.Bess begins to realize that she needs to investigate the other foster children of the murdered family.9 She just happens to runs into one of them at a battlefield hospital again, among the 4 million British troops there.10 Another of the foster children is a man she already knew, her regular ambulance driver11 Another foster child the murderer is a sort of handmaid to Princess Mary, who just happens to visit the hospital in England where Bess has sent Wade under his assumed name , allowing Bess to confront the murderer, using Wade as bait.I probably missed a few

  4. says:

    Some series need to die a graceful end, this is not one of them.Whenever I want a good book, there are certain authors I reach for, certain authors I know will never let me down The mother son duo of Charles Todd numbers among those authors They have written over 20 books, and I have adored every single one What can I say There s a reason why I ve read everything Charles Todd has ever written, and will continue to do so for as long as they continue to write.An interesting, compelling mystery Some series need to die a graceful end, this is not one of them.Whenever I want a good book, there are certain authors I reach for, certain authors I know will never let me down The mother son duo of Charles Todd numbers among those authors They have written over 20 books, and I have adored every single one What can I say There s a reason why I ve read everything Charles Todd has ever written, and will continue to do so for as long as they continue to write.An interesting, compelling mystery A lot of wartime action, particularly in the nursing stations, caring for the wounded, the dying, the ill The trauma and urgency is there The mystery is intriguing, and constantly manages to surprise me in the twists and turns it took.That s the thing about Charles Todd s books The direction of the mystery never turns out the way you would expect It is no Agatha Christie You can never see where a clue will lead you It is so muchcomplex than that, such is human nature, and human nature is so eloquently described here.Bess Crawford is an amazing heroine she always has been She is smart, strong, brave, not afraid of getting dirty, despite her social status Her family is similarly lovable, particularly her strong willed, iron butterfly mother and loving Colonel Sahib of a father I can completely understand Bess s need to clear her family s name and maintain their honor and pride.I love the fact that there is no forced romance, and there has never been any in Charles Todd s seriesany of them, be it the Ian Rutledge series or this one The romance is nonexistent, which is as it should be, given the war time and the gravity of the situation Ain t nobody got time for romance, and that s the way it should be.Still, I can t help but hope that one day, the irreplaceable, wonderful, stalwart Simon Brandon would end up with Bess There is nofitting match in my eyes.It s a short review, it s a poor review, in terms of the ones I ve written, but I love this series so much that I simply lack the appropriate words.It s not perfect, people meet happenstance far too many times in the midst of war, but overall, this book is so well written and the characters so brilliantly portrayed, that I will happily overlook any minor flaws

  5. says:

    Though the case was somewhat confusing, I liked this installment A series of murders, some happening years before the story s open, and an elusive murderer, coupled with Bess Crawford s patented nosiness, I mean, desire to do the right thing, made for an enjoyable story This series isn t great, but is reliable in its ability to divert me between heavier or darker material I do like the historical details of the daily life of a nurse dealing with a variety of casualties during the first World Though the case was somewhat confusing, I liked this installment A series of murders, some happening years before the story s open, and an elusive murderer, coupled with Bess Crawford s patented nosiness, I mean, desire to do the right thing, made for an enjoyable story This series isn t great, but is reliable in its ability to divert me between heavier or darker material I do like the historical details of the daily life of a nurse dealing with a variety of casualties during the first World War, though I did question the way Bess Crawford used the phrase over the top which did originate during WWI her usage was the one that we use now, of something being exaggerated I somehow cannot see how a nurse daily dealing with the horrible injuries of the men actually going over the top out of their trenches would use the phrase in such a casual fashion

  6. says:

    I think this may be my favorite Bess Crawford book so far.

  7. says:

    Immensely EntertainingI couldn t get enough of this book The odd thing is I didn t find the writing especially fine, there were multiple repetitions and improbabilities in the plot, and since I hadn t read the other books in the series I found the references to other cases baffling however I couldn t stop reading because I was having so much fun In fact I found another book in this series on sale in the kindle version and bought it right after finishing A Question of Honor What I did like w Immensely EntertainingI couldn t get enough of this book The odd thing is I didn t find the writing especially fine, there were multiple repetitions and improbabilities in the plot, and since I hadn t read the other books in the series I found the references to other cases baffling however I couldn t stop reading because I was having so much fun In fact I found another book in this series on sale in the kindle version and bought it right after finishing A Question of Honor What I did like was the realistic portrayal of WWI and the nursing of that era, the fascinating parts about India and the military personal that served there as well as the conditions in England at the time Bess, the main character, and her family and friends were likeable and I couldn t help rooting for them I ve read several books in this author s Ian Rutledge series and liked them a lot Looks like I need to add this series to my reading agenda too.This review is based on an advance reader s copy provided by the publisher Disclaimer given as required by the FTC

  8. says:

    A Question of Honor4 StarsWWI nurse, Bess Crawford, becomes involved in a decade old murder investigation when, moments before his death, an Indian Subedar informs her that he has seen a killer from the past During her childhood in India, an officer from her father s regiment was accused of murdering five people, but disappeared before he could be brought to trial This incident left a profound mark on the Colonel and his men for whom honor and duty are paramount Now Bess has an opportunity to A Question of Honor4 StarsWWI nurse, Bess Crawford, becomes involved in a decade old murder investigation when, moments before his death, an Indian Subedar informs her that he has seen a killer from the past During her childhood in India, an officer from her father s regiment was accused of murdering five people, but disappeared before he could be brought to trial This incident left a profound mark on the Colonel and his men for whom honor and duty are paramount Now Bess has an opportunity to look into the case and discovers that all is not as it seems and perhaps the officer is innocent after all Despite the numerous coincidences that move the plot forward and enable Bess to solve the case, this is still a significant improvement on the previous book The mystery is interesting with well fleshed out suspects, a logical motive and an appropriate perpetrator The information on the fostering of English children born in India is very compelling and demonstrates that little about human nature has changed over time Moreover, the descriptions of the conditions in the trenches and the injuries sustained by the soldiers add an excellent sense of realism to the narrative and immerse the reader into the wartime situation The one minor issue with the book is that the romance between Bess and Simon is taking too long to get going It is time to shape up or ship out

  9. says:

    A Question of Honor is a Bess Crawford mystery set 1908 during World War I Bess is a nurse serving during the war in France and has seen terribly wounded men and tries to keep up with patents coming in while war rages just behind the lines Bess had been raised in India where her father was posted as an officer and Bess s mother refused to let him go alone She insisted the family stay together This sets up a contrast with a family widely scattered Bess was on leave in London when she saw a s A Question of Honor is a Bess Crawford mystery set 1908 during World War I Bess is a nurse serving during the war in France and has seen terribly wounded men and tries to keep up with patents coming in while war rages just behind the lines Bess had been raised in India where her father was posted as an officer and Bess s mother refused to let him go alone She insisted the family stay together This sets up a contrast with a family widely scattered Bess was on leave in London when she saw a small shop that had old pictures in the window She went in and bought some items that had been donated to charity One was a silver frame with a picture inside, another was a baby s rattle also appearing to be silver, and an old doll Simon his her friend and plays an important role as an instigator who tries to solve a question about a soldier who goes missing from the Colonel s ranks He was suspected of killing his mother, father, and brother in a shooting incident So there is a desperation to catch the killer And it is thought to be a man named Wade Much of the story is taken up with the wounds being treated and the ambulances traveling to pick up the injured and taking them along rutted roads where tanks had churned up the roads Bess becomes obsessed with the question of what had happened to a good man who had supposedly left his posted position and run away Wonderful descriptions of London are given while Bess is on leave Her parents support her and her mother and Bess make trips to visit friends in the area On one such trip, they discover a house for sale that is surrounded by beautiful flowers and walk around the property where they are accosted by an angry man who thinks they are trying to see the house where the son had killed his family Now, Bess is determined to find out what happened to the officer Wade who had apparently in the same house The owners had enjoyed wealth, but the father had played the stock market and lost their money They take in homeless children to make money and horrible crimes are committed to the helpless children When Simon and Bess discover what has taken place, they talk to the woman who was hired to take care of them And, now, the hunt is on to discover what had happened to those children and if the man Wade had been one of them The book is 500 pages and some of it is repetitive But, I enjoyed reading about India, the war, and trying to solve the mystery

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this Bess Crawford mystery, it kept me glued to find out who had really killed the five people in question, and who it ended up being was really a surprise, but well plotted out none the less

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