An Impartial Witness (Paperback)
Harper Paperbacks, 9780061791796, 347pp.
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
September 2010 Indie Next List
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"Todd's novels are known for compelling plotting with a thoughtful whodunit aspect, rich characterization, evocative prose, and haunting atmosphere."
"Readers who can't get enough of Jacqueline Winspear's] Maisie Dobbs...are bound to be caught up in the adventures of Bess Crawford."
--New York Times Book Review
To great critical acclaim, author Charles Todd introduced protagonist Bess Crawford in A Duty to the Dead. The dedicated World War I nurse returns in An Impartial Witness, and finds herself in grave peril when a moral obligation makes her the inadvertent target of a killer. As hauntingly evocative as Todd's award-winning, New York Times bestselling Ian Rutledge novels, An Impartial Witness transports readers to a dark time of war and involves us in murder, intrigue, and the fascinating affairs of a truly unforgettable cast of characters.
Praise For An Impartial Witness…
“A superb whodunit—just when you think you have it figured out, Todd throws a curve—and a moving evocation of a world at war.”
-Richmond Times-Dispatch on An Impartial Witness
-New York Times Book Review on An Impartial Witness
“A book rich in atmosphere and dense with plot.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch on An Impartial Witness
“Bess Crawford is a strong and likable character.”
-Washington Times on An Impartial Witness
-Mystery Scene on An Impartial Witness
“Todd’s excellent second mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford smoothly blends realistic characters with an intricate plot.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on An Impartial Witness
“A smartly plotted, well-told mystery.”
-Booklist on An Impartial Witness
“Readers will enjoy Todd’s plucky, determined sleuth and a thrilling mystery that proves murders on the home front don’t stop just because there’s a war.”
-Library Journal on An Impartial Witness
“Finely plotted and full of meticulous period detail and deft characterizations, An Impartial Witness testifies to the lasting appeal of historical mystery fiction.”
-Strand magazine on An Impartial Witness
“This second book in the Bess Crawford series places this mother-son duo at the top of their plotting game, with intricate twists and plenty of viable suspects. The meticulously realized period detailing is an intrinsic part of a story that is much more than a whodunit.”
-Romantic Times on An Impartial Witness