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An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery

2 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Charles Todd

Starred Review. Set in the summer of 1917, Todd's excellent second mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford (after 2009's A Duty to the Dead) smoothly blends realistic characters with an intricate plot. When Bess accompanies Lt. Meriwether Evanson, … see full wiki

Author: Charles Todd
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: William Morrow
2 reviews about An Impartial Witness: A Bess Crawford Mystery
review by . June 01, 2011
As we follow the adventures of Bess Crawford, on active duty in WWI, we can see her caring and curiosity and a feeling of duty to the dead.     As the story begins, Bess is helping to escort a group of injured soldiers from the battlefields in France and home to England.      One of the members of the group is a badly burned pilot who keeps a photo of his wife close to his chest as  if she is his reason to continue his will to live.      …
review by . August 15, 2010
I'm a big fan of the Charles Todd stories, but I needed a map in this one--zipping around a countryside I don't know as well as the action demanded. London. Countryside. France. Some other part of the country side. A bit of a suspension of disbelief--you can't get sugar, but you can get petrol? Set in the midst of the Great War, before the Americans got into the fight.    Perhaps the chain of coincidence got a bit long, too. "Just happened" to see the obit. Just happened to see... …
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