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A Bitter Truth: A Bess Crawford Mystery (Bess Crawford Mysteries Book 3) by [Charles Todd]
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"A smartly plotted, well-told mystery."--Booklist on An Impartial Witness

"A book rich in atmosphere and dense with plot."--St. Louis Post-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

"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

"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

"Bess Crawford is a strong and likable character."--Washington Times on 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

"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

"Makes fine work of the brooding atmosphere."--New York Times Book Review on A Bitter Truth

"Outstanding."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Bitter Truth --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised 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 go home—if Bess will come with her to Sussex.

What Bess finds at Vixen Hill is a house of mourning. The woman’s family has gathered for a memorial service for the elder son who has died of war wounds. Her husband, home on compassionate leave, is tense, tormented by jealousy and his own guilty conscience. Then, when a troubled house guest is found dead, Bess herself becomes a prime suspect in the case. This murder will lead her to a dangerous quest in war-torn France, an unexpected ally, and a startling revelation that puts her in jeopardy before a vicious killer can be exposed.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 627 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 499 pages
  • Publisher : William Morrow; Reprint edition (30 August 2011)
  • ASIN : B004QWZC92
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
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