The Return Of Captain John Emmett
The Return Of Captain John Emmett

The Return Of Captain John Emmett

  • Publish Date: 2012-06-26
  • Binding: Paperback
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Intriguing . . . a captivating wartime whodunit. Boston Globe

London, 1920. In the aftermath of the Great War and a devastating family tragedy, Laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmetts brother Johnlike Laurence, an officer during the warhas apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans hospital, and Mary needs to know why.

Aided by his friend Charlesa dauntless gentleman with detective skills cadged from mystery novelsLaurence begins asking difficult questions. What connects a group of war poets, a bitter feud within Emmetts regiment, and a hidden love affair? Was Emmetts death really a suicide, or the missing piece in a puzzling series of murders? As veterans tied to Emmett continue to turn up dead, and Laurence is forced to face the darkest corners of his war experiences, his own survival may depend on uncovering the truth.

An elegant, moving read. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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