Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, September 3, 2010
An Impartial Witness, by Charles Todd
Bess Crawford, a British nursing sister during the first World War, witnesses a painful leave-taking between a woman who she recognizes as the wife of one of her badly injured patients and an unknown man. When the wife ends up murdered, Bess uses her wide-ranging network of contacts to understand what was going on in the hours before the murder and to help save the life of the man who confesses to the crime. I like the characters and the period.