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A pattern of lies : a Bess Crawford mystery

Author: Charles Todd
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollinPublishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery ... An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It's called an appalling tragedy-- until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Todd
ISBN: 9780062386243 0062386247 0062386255 9780062386250
OCLC Number: 893897938
Description: 325 pages ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Charles Todd.

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"A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery ... An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It's called an appalling tragedy-- until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn't stop with Philip Ashton's arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege. The only known witness to the tragedy is now at the Front in France. Bess is asked to find him. When she does, he refuses to tell her anything that will help the Ashtons. Realizing that he believes the tissue of lies that has nearly destroyed a family, Bess must convince him to tell her what really happened that terrible Sunday morning. But now someone else is also searching for this man. To end the vicious persecution of the Ashtons, Bess must risk her own life to protect her reluctant witness from a clever killer intent on preventing either of them from ever reaching England"--Amazon.com.

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"As always, the Todds deftly juggle clues and red herrings, leading Bess and readers on a brisk chase... Their intimate knowledge of rural England and the Great War period inject Bess' first-person Read more...

 
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