An Impartial Witness : A Bess Crawford Mystery

Author(s): Charles Todd


In the early summer of 1917, Bess Crawford is charged with escorting a convoy of severely wounded soldiers from the trenches of France to England. Among them is a young pilot, burned beyond recognition, who carries a photograph of his wife pinned to his tunic. But later, in a crowded railway station, Bess sees the same woman bidding a heart-wrenching farewell to a departing officer, clearly not her husband. Back on duty in France, Bess is shocked to discover the wife's photograph in a newspaper accompanying a plea from Scotland Yard for information about her murder, which took place on the very day Bess witnessed that anguished farewell. Granted leave to speak with the authorities, Bess very quickly finds herself entangled in a case of secrets and deadly betrayal in which another life hangs in the balance, and her search for the truth could expose her to far graver dangers than those she faces on the battlefield.


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"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

General Fields

  • : 9780061791796
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : HarperCollins
  • : 0.272
  • : September 2011
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Todd
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 813.54
  • : 347