“Winning….Fans of independent women sleuths like Maisie Dobbs will welcome this new addition to their ranks.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Anyone who cares to loll in early-20th century English villages and mores and follow a plucky heroine as she confronts the stupidity of war will find solace in this old-fashioned mystery.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Todd employs all the elements of a satisfying cozy mystery, with an absorbing plot and a charismatic heroine that will leave the reader wanting more.”
– Library Journal

“This is a wonderful new mystery series that will let us see the horrors of World War I through the eyes of Bess Crawford, a battlefield nurse. A Duty to the Dead is a richly realistic depiction of both the era and people who lived through it. I was sorry when the book ended and am already looking forward to hearing from Bess again. Soon, please!”
– Margaret Maron, Edgar Award-winning author of Death’s Half Acre