todd question honor

Join mother and son writing team Charles Todd at The Ivy Bookshop, Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. for a discussion and book signing of the latest entry in their Bess Crawford mystery series, A Question of Honor.

About the Book

Bess Crawford enjoyed a wondrous childhood in India, where her father, a colonel in the British army, was stationed on the Northwest Frontier. But an unforgettable incident darkened that happy time. In 1908, Colonel Crawford’s regiment discovered it had a murderer in its ranks who was never brought to trial.

A decade later, tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess learns from a dying Indian sergeant that the supposed murderer, Lieutenant Wade, is alive – and serving at the front. According to reliable reports, Wade died trying to reach Afghanistan. How did he escape from India? What drove a good man to murder in cold blood?

Bess uses her leave to investigate. In the village where the first three killings took place, she discovers that locals are certain the British soldier was innocent. To settle the matter, Bess sets out to find Wade and let the courts decide. But when she stumbles on the horrific truth, she is shaken to her very core. The facts will damn Wade as they reveal a brutal reality, a reality that could have been her own fate.

About the Author

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

Meet the Charles Todd writing team on Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road. For more information, visit the Ivy Bookshop website.