Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd

Nurse Bess Crawford is home on leave during World War I when she spots the wife of a severely burned soldier in a London train station with another man. The woman, Marjorie Evanson, is distraught and seems unconsoled by him. When Bess learns that Marjorie been murdered, she goes to the police telling them about the scene at the station. Soon, Marjorie's husband commits suicide. Bess feels that she owes it to the couple to find Marjorie's killer. Could it be the mystery man? In An Impartial Witness, Charles Todd has written a mystery with an intriguing puzzle, compelling heroine, and vivid descriptions of the time. This is the second book in the series. The novel definitely would appeal to those readers that enjoy the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, which I always eagerly await--but I'm delighted to say that I loved this book even more.

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