Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
An Unmarked Grave, by Charles Todd
I have mixed feelings about the Bess Crawford books. Nursing sister Bess travels all over England and France during World War I to investigate a series of murders in a way that seems utterly implausible. The solution to the mystery comes out of nowhere in the last few pages of the book. However, there are passages about nursing at the front, human kindness lost and found, and the suffering of the wounded that make the books compelling reading.