Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
An Unwilling Accomplice, by Charles Todd
The authors exert more of an effort to make battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's mid-war jaunts around England and back and forth to France make sense. She is drafted to accompany a wounded war hero to a royal ceremony, and is bamboozled into leaving him alone for the evening. When he decamps, apparently less frail than he pretended, Bess's reputation is damaged and her career put in jeopardy. With help from Simon, an old family friend, she tracks him down and unravels the mystery surrounding his disappearance and the death that followed.