Review: AN UNMARKED GRAVE by Charles Todd

Historical Tapestry recently read and reviewed An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

I really enjoyed how much of Simon there was in this book. I find we are really getting to know him and I really like him. I continue to be curious what role he was play in Bess’ future.

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Books and Movies also reviewed this one, and here’s a snippet of that review:

The mystery in this book is solid, even though there was really no way for the reader to figure out the answer before the end.

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Review: AN UNMARKED GRAVE by Charles Todd

The Nerd Reports recently read and reviewed An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

Originally, when I picked up An Unmarked Grave I thought it was the first book in the Bess Crawford Mystery series. Um…oops. It was actually the forth. Reading it out of order definitely made it difficult at times- it appears that characters and relationships were established earlier in the series, so there was more focus on the story itself and its movement forward.

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Review: AN UNMARKED GRAVE by Charles Todd

Book Dilettante recently read and reviewed An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:

The descriptions of the maimed, the dying, and the dead for me was overwhelming, and I had a deep sense of sadness and discomfort reading about it throughout the book.

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The Written World also read this one.  Here’s an excerpt:

I continue to enjoy the setting of this series. I appreciated the fact that there are actual scenes from the home front, but there are also moments from the field.  Bess is an interesting character. Sometimes I find her a bit too perfect, but ultimately she has grown on me with each book. I like her much more now than I did in the beginning.  One thing that I can’t help thinking about is how every guy that she meets seems to fall in love with her. It’s almost getting overdone. It might be time for her to have feelings for a guy, too.

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Tutu’s Two Cents also read this one for the challenge.  Here’s a snippet:

Their descriptions of battlefield casualty stations give us a realistic imagery of the horror of the carnage, while at the same time giving us a tribute to the courage of all those working under these unimaginable circumstances.  In addition, their depiction of the ravages of the Spanish Flu adding to the desolation caused by the war itself, serves to paint a realistic and devastating picture of the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Helen’s Book Blog read this one and reviewed it as well.  Here’s an excerpt:

World War I is one of my favorite historical eras to read about (and teach) so when I was offered this novel for a TLC Tour I jumped at the chance. The fact that this is the fourth Bess Crawford book didn’t really occur to me until I was well into the book and realized some of the characters might mean more to me (and confuse me less) if I had read the previous three books. But, no matter, the book still works even without reading the others.

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Reviews by Molly also read and reviewed this one.  Here’s a sample:

A wonderfully written, absolutely captivating read! Mother/son team, Charles Todd has instantly made a fan out of me, and this is just the first one that I’ve read! Bess Crawford’s character and the mysterious events surrounding her in this suspenseful read was awesome. The best, however, was the fact that this was a historical mystery, centered around WWI and the Spanish Flu epidemic.

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WWI Read-a-Long of Bess Crawford Mystery Series by Charles Todd

Sometimes kismet happens and another event in the blogosphere happens to coincide with the war we’re covering here at War Through the Generations.  In this case, a WWI-related mystery series written by Charles Todd — a mother-son writing team — is having a read-a-long at Book Club Girl.  The series is those starring Bess Crawford.

If you’re interested in joining, here are some of the details:

The “Book Time with Bess Read Along” kicks off now and runs through the publication of the newest book in the series, An Unmarked Grave in June 2012.

As an added bonus to get you started, the e-book of A Duty to the Dead is just $1.99 for a limited time, so order up today and get reading!

The read-along officially kicks off today (but don’t worry, our first discussion won’t take place until March 26th) and it runs through the publication of the paperback of the most recent Bess Crawford novel, A Bitter Truth (on sale 5/1), as well as the new Bess Crawford hardcover, An Unmarked Grave (on sale 6/5). We’ll end the read-along in June with a Book Club Girl on Air Show with the Charles Todd writing team to discuss all the books in the series.

Here’s the schedule of when I’ll post questions about each book for us to discuss:

March 26thA Duty to the Dead discussion
April 30th
An Impartial Witness discussion
May 1stA Bitter Truth paperback goes on sale
May 29th
A Bitter Truth discussion (May 28th is Memorial Day)
June 5thAn Unmarked Grave – the new hardcover goes on sale
June 25th
An Unmarked Grave discussion
June 28th
Book Club Girl on Air Show with Charles Todd to Discuss the Entire Series

Look for updates along the way here, on Twitter (#besscrawford), and on the Book Club Girl and Charles Todd Facebook pages.

Please check out the rest of the details and sign up here.

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