Monday, July 27, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: An Unwilling Accomplice

We have two incredible books on tour from Charles Todd. Follow along with the tour as bloggers review back-to-back books in the Bess Crawford series!

About An Unwilling Accomplice

An Unwilling Accomplice cover• Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 5, 2015)
In this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's career and life are in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch

Bess Crawford has been summoned by the War Office to accompany a wounded soldier from Shropshire to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated for gallantry by King George himself.

Heavily bandaged and confined to a wheelchair, Sergeant Jason Wilkins will be in her care for barely a day. But on the morning after the ceremony when Bess goes to collect her charge for his return journey, she finds the room empty. How could such a severely wounded man vanish without a trace?

Both the Army and the Nursing Service hold Bess to blame for losing the war hero. The Army now considers Wilkins a deserter, and Scotland Yard questions Bess when Wilkins is suspected of killing a man in cold blood. If Bess is to clear her name and return to duty in France, she must prove that she was never his accomplice. But the sergeant has disappeared again and neither the Army nor the police can find him.

Following a trail of clues across England, Bess is drawn into a mystery that seems to grow darker with every discovery. But will uncovering the truth put more innocent people in jeopardy?

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Review: I have been wanting to read a book by Charles Todd for ages and I'm so glad that I read this one. This is part of the Bess Crawford mystery series.

It reminded me a bit of Maisie Dobbs, only a little lighter. I know this isn't the best representation of the series, but I love the WWI setting. There were definitely a few things about this book that made me go hmmm. But overall it was a good read.

Rating: 3 flowers

Charles ToddAbout Charles Todd

Charles Todd is the author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina.

Visit their website at and like CharlesToddNovels on Facebook.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I need to get caught up on this series - I'm a few books behind, and I always enjoy Bess' story.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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