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A Question of Honor

(2013)
(The fifth book in the Bess Crawford Mystery series)
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Awards
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel
In the latest mystery from New York Times best-selling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question: How can facts lie?

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 that it had a murderer in its ranks, an officer who killed five people in India and England yet was never brought to trial. In the eyes of many of these soldiers, men defined by honor and duty, the crime was a stain on the regiment's reputation and on the good name of Bess' father, the Colonel Sahib, who had trained the killer.

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. Bess cannot believe the shocking news. According to reliable reports, Wade's body had been seen deep in the Khyber Pass, where he had died trying to reach Afghanistan. Soon, though, her mind is racing. How had he escaped from India? What had driven a good man to murder in cold blood?

Wanting answers, she uses her leave to investigate. In the village where the first three killings took place, she discovers that the locals are certain that the British soldier was innocent. Yet the present owner of the house where the crime was committed believes otherwise, and is convinced that Bess' father helped Wade flee. To settle the matter once and for all, Bess sets out to find Wade and let the courts decide.

But when she stumbles on the horrific truth, something that even the famous writer Rudyard Kipling had kept secret all his life, she is shaken to her very core. The facts will damn Wade even as they reveal a brutal reality, a reality that could have been her own fate.

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Question of Honor
Author(s): Charles Todd
ISBN: 0-06-223715-2 / 978-0-06-223715-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries)
Author(s): Charles Todd
ISBN: 0-06-227848-7 / 978-0-06-227848-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Question of Honor (Bess Crawford Mystery)
Author(s): Charles Todd
ISBN: 0-06-223716-0 / 978-0-06-223716-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries)
Author(s): Charles Todd
ISBN: 0-06-229786-4 / 978-0-06-229786-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries, Book 5)
Author(s): Charles Todd
ISBN: 1-5385-3650-1 / 978-1-5385-3650-6
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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December 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: A question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery, Library Edition (Bess Crawford Mysteries)
Author(s): Charles Todd
ISBN: 1-5385-3649-8 / 978-1-5385-3649-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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December 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: A question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery
Author(s): Charles Todd, Rosalyn Landor
ISBN: 1-5385-3651-X / 978-1-5385-3651-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Question of Honor: Bess Crawford, Book 5
Author(s): Charles Todd
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Question of Honor: Bess Crawford, Book 5
Author(s): Charles Todd
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries Book 5)
Author(s): Charles Todd
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA