By Charles Todd
Attempting to aid a girl in misery, global struggle I nurse and unintended sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no stable deed is going unpunished
whilst battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas go away, she reveals a bruised and shivering girl huddled within the doorway of her London place of abode. the lady has nowhere to show, and propelled by way of an organization feel of accountability, Bess takes her in.
as soon as inside of Bess's flat, the lady unearths quarrel along with her husband erupted into violence, but she desires to go back home--if Bess will opt for her to Sussex. knowing that the girl is struggling with a concussion, Bess provides up a couple of worthy days of depart to trip along with her. yet she quickly discovers that it is a reliable deed with unforeseeable consequences.
What Bess reveals at Vixen Hill is a home of mourning. The woman's family members has amassed for a memorial provider for the elder son, who died of struggle wounds. Her husband, domestic on compassionate go away, is demanding, affected by jealousy and his personal to blame conscience.
Then, while a bothered houseguest is located useless, Bess herself turns into a major suspect within the case. This homicide will lead her to a perilous quest in war-torn France, an unforeseen best friend, and a startling revelation that places her in jeopardy sooner than a vicious killer might be uncovered.
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Pete whispered. "Or maybe Ian's already left the yard? " "I'm sure Jupe's right," Bob whispered, and then added uneasily, "but maybe Ian has gone somewhere else. m. a grey light began to tinge the eastern sky, but the yard and the house remained in darkness. Then something moved just outside the back porch! Bob jerked fully awake. He blinked and peered towards the movement. . . " Upstairs, the emergency signals began beeping strongly and flashing their red lights. Jupiter leaped out of bed and almost fell over.
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Jupiter's eyes glowed. . . " Pete gaped. "Only a mile from that alley where he vanished," Bob said in awe. " "Precisely, Records," Jupiter said. "When Ian ran from that alley with kidnappers close behind him, he must have reached the salvage yard. He must have decided that all the junk would make a good hiding place, and that my house would be a good place to steal food. The kidnappers followed him to the yard, or at least nearby, and kept on driving around until they saw me! They naturally assumed I was Ian, since I was right in the area where they expected him to be.