Bess Crawford is a nurse on a ship in 1916 returning wounded to England when the ship is sunk. Before the sinking, she promises to deliver a dying patient’s message to his family. When finally able to carry out her commission, she is surprised at the indifference with which it is received. Before leaving the house, a tragedy occurs and she is pulled into a web of mystery, intrigue, and danger.
This is the debut of a new series with an appealing heroine, fascinating historical detail, and, of course, a mystery. A Duty to the Dead is great way to spend time reading!