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Charles Todd Discusses the Bess Crawford Mystery Series

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Join Book Club Girl as she welcomes the writing team of Charles Todd to discuss their acclaimed Bess Crawford mystery series set in WWI.

The creation of the mother and son writing team of Charles Todd – the team that brought us the acclaimed and bestselling Ian Rutledge series – Bess Crawford is a singular woman living in a time of great change in England. Independent-minded Bess Crawford’s upbringing was 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. At the outbreak of World War I, she followed in his footsteps and volunteered for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed hospital ship Britannic.

The books in the series include A Duty to the Dead, An Impartial Witness, A Bitter Truth and An Unmarked Grave. Read all the books as part of Book Club Girl's "Book Time with Bess" Read Along, which will culminate in this live chat with the authors.