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"Highly recommended--well-rounded, believable characters, a multi-layered plot solidly based on human nature, all authentically set in the England of 1917...an outstanding and riveting read."--New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens "Bess Crawford is a strong and likable character."--Washington TimesAlready deservedly lauded for the superb historical crime novels featuring shell-shocked Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge (A Lonely Death, A Pale Horse et al), acclaimed author Charles Todd upped the ante by introducing readers to a wonderful new series protagonist, World War One battlefield nurse Bess Crawford. Featured for a third time in A Bitter Truth, Bess reaches out to help an abused and frightened young woman, only to discover that no good deed ever goes unpunished when the good Samaritan nurse finds herself falsely accused of murder. A terrific follow up to Todd's A Duty to the Dead and An Impartial Witness, A Bitter Truth is another thrilling and evocative mystery from "one of the most respected writers in the genre" (Denver Post) and a treat for fans of Elizabeth George, Anne Perry, Martha Grimes, and Jacqueline Winspear.

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The paperback. Pub Date: 2012. Pages: 368 Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Trying to help a woman in distress World War I nurse and accidental sleuth Bess Crawford learns that no good deed goes unpunished When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns A from France for a well-earned Christmas leave. she finds a uised and shivering woman huddled in the doorway of her London residence. The woman has nowhere to turn. and propelled by a firm sense of duty. Bess takes her in. Once inside Bess's flat. the woman reveals that a quarrel with her husband erupted into violence. yet she wants to return home - if Bess will go with her to Sussex. Realizing that the woman is suffering from a concussion. Bess gives up a few precious days of leave to travel with her. But she soon discovers that this is a good deed with unforeseeable consequences. What Bess finds at Vixen Hill is a house of...

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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

"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 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

"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

"Highly recommended--well-rounded, believable characters, a multi-layered plot solidly based on human nature, all authentically set in the England of 1917, make A Bitter Truth an outstanding and riveting read."--Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling author

"A smartly plotted, well-told mystery."--Booklist on An Impartial Witness

"Find some cures for the post-Downton Abbey blues ... Charles Todd has been producing a series of highly praised detective novels set in the years immediately after World War I."--Tulsa World Scene

"Outstanding."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Bitter Truth

"Few writers surpass Todd in depicting the insanity of war."--Kirkus Reviews on A Bitter Truth

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