Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Question of Honor by Charles Todd

Bess Crawford is back and as always being a nurse definitely is a dangerous job for her because she is the curious little investigator.  Every place Bess visits and asks questions about a murder has repercussions and seems to be the cause of deaths of those she comes in contact with.  Who could have known she was visiting these people and why were they being murdered ?

As Bess looks for the murder she asks:   Could it be the officer who seems so gentle and kind? Could it really be the officer that compassionately accompanied a grieving mother to England whose daughter died?  Could it be one of the children that a family had taken in as charges and children that the family treated cruelly?

Bess is her headstrong self as always much to the unhappiness of Simon.   Good old Simon is always there for Bess.

A QUESTION OF HONOR is a typical Bess Crawford mystery with a lot of military goings on, but Mr. Todd always makes the murderer a surprise. :)  The military information got a bit tedious, the storyline  was ok, and the characters and scenes were described well, but A QUESTION OF HONOR wasn't my favorite Charles Todd book.  It dragged on a bit.  3/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


  1. Not my favorite...it dragged on a bit.

  2. I've heard of the Bess Crawford mysteries, but haven't had the chance to read any yet. I'll have to give them a try when I get the chance. I am sorry you didn't enjoy this one as much, but sometimes series tend to do that. Some of the books are so brilliant and others are just meh.

    Great review!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  3. Thanks for stopping, Wendy.

    You are correct...I really enjoy his books, but as I commented, this one just didn't grab me. :)

  4. I quite liked this one (I reviewed it earlier this week if you want to check it out), although it's not my favourite of the series either.

  5. Sounds slightly old-fashioned but still nice.I should try one of the other books in the series if I can find them.

  6. I liked it more than you, I think. I wonder if the series will end with the war's end. Hope not because I think Bess and Simon could solve crimes after the war.

  7. Thanks for stopping by, Mary.

    Glad to hear you liked it.

  8. nishitak...Charles Todd books are quite good. I just couldn't connect with this one.

    Give it or any of his books a try...they are good.