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An Impartial Witness - Charles Todd
An Impartial Witness
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World War I nurse Bess Crawford, introduced in A Duty to the Dead, returns in an exciting new mystery in which a murder draws her inexorably into the sights of a cunning killer It is the early summer of 1917. Bess Crawford has returned to England from the trenches of France with a convoy of... show more
World War I nurse Bess Crawford, introduced in A Duty to the Dead, returns in an exciting new mystery in which a murder draws her inexorably into the sights of a cunning killer It is the early summer of 1917. Bess Crawford has returned to England from the trenches of France with a convoy of severely wounded men. One of her patients is a young pilot who has been burned beyond recognition, and who clings to life and the photo of his wife that is pinned to his tunic. While passing through a London train station, Bess notices a woman bidding an emotional farewell to an officer, her grief heart-wrenching. And then Bess realizes that she seems familiar. In fact, she's the woman in the pilot's photo, but the man she is seeing off is not her husband. Back on duty in France, Bess discovers a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face on the front page. Accompanying the drawing is a plea from Scotland Yard seeking information from anyone who has seen her. For it appears that the woman was murdered on the very day Bess encountered her at the station. Granted leave to speak with Scotland Yard, Bess becomes entangled in the case. Though an arrest is made, she must delve into the depths of her very soul to decide if the police will hang an innocent man or a vicious killer. Exposing the truth is dangerous—and will put her own life on the line.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061791789 (0061791784)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Bess Crawford (#2)
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
5.0 An Impartial Witness [Bess Crawford Mystery # 2] (Audiobook)
I do love this series! After being introduced to Bess Crawford and the world around her during WWI in A Duty to the Dead, we find her transporting long term wounded to England. One of her charges is a horribly burned pilot who clings to a picture of his wife as he also clings to life. So Bess eas...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
4.0 An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
An Impartial Witness is a sequel to A duty to the Dead and I was eager to read this book since this series has become a favorite of mine. It's the early summer of 1917 and Bess Crawford is returning home from the trenches of France with a convoy of wounded men. One of the patients is Lt. Meriwethe...
The Quilty Reader
The Quilty Reader rated it
3.5 "There are already enough monuments to the dead"
This review was previously posted on amazon on June 19, 2012: This is the second book in the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd, which I read directly on the heels of the first.***Plot Summary***Once again, Bess Crawford finds herself at the center of a mystery when she sees the wife of a burn p...
AmySea
AmySea rated it
2.0 An Impartial Witness
Rosalyn Landor's narration of An Impartial Witness was quite nice to listen to, and she is a talented narrator. Unfortunately, I didn't care for this Bess Crawford mystery as much as I did for A Duty to the Dead.There were still a lot of side-effect-of-war issues discussed in this book, and I reall...
The Quilty Reader
The Quilty Reader rated it
3.0
This is the second book in the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd, which I read directly on the heels of the first.***Plot Summary***Once again, Bess Crawford finds herself at the center of a mystery when she sees the wife of a burn patient, whom she recognizes from the photograph that her patient...
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