Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd, New in Bookstores during September 2017

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during September 2017 is …

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd, a Bess Crawford Mystery (9th in series)

Publisher: William Morrow

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd, Amazon Kindle format

Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting rages on. While waiting for transport back to her post, Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, when he's brought into her forward aid station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. Then the Captain is brought back to the aid station with a more severe wound, once more angrily denouncing the Lieutenant as a killer. But when it appears that James Travis couldn't have shot him, the Captain's sanity is questioned. Still, Bess wonders how such an experienced officer could be so wrong.

On leave in England, Bess finds the Captain strapped to his bed in a clinic for brain injuries. Horrified by his condition, Bess and Sergeant Major Simon Brandon travel to James Travis's home in Suffolk, to learn more about the baffling relationship between these two cousins.

Her search will lead this smart, capable, and compassionate young woman into unexpected danger, and bring her face to face with the visible and invisible wounds of war that not even the much-longed for peace can heal.

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for September 2017. For new paperback titles, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of September 2017 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

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