Monday, July 16, 2012

Crime fiction Alphabet, An Impartial Witness

This week's letter is the letter I

Here are the rules

By Friday of each week participants try to write a blog post about crime fiction related to the letter of the week.

Your post MUST be related to either the first letter of a book's title, the first letter of an author's first name, or the first letter of the author's surname, or even maybe a crime fiction "topic". But above all, it has to be crime fiction.
So you see you have lots of choice.
You could write a review, or a bio of an author, so long as it fits the rules somehow.
(It is ok too to skip a week.)
You probably won't have to do a lot of extra reading in order to participate, but I warn you that your TBR  may grow as a result of the suggestions other participants make.

Crime Fiction Alphabet is hosted by Mysteries in Paradise.

An Impartial Witness, Charles Todd

my thoughts:

I've had to make myself a list of characters for this one, there are quite a few.  This happened to be my first Bess Crawford mystery and as soon as I'm finished, and I almost am finished, The Stand, I'll be reading another Charles Todd mystery.  Love, love, love it.  It's good old fashion mystery.  I first decided to read it for my WWI challenge, but soon discovered many were doing the same, and not to bore our readers decided to find another avenue, but, read it anyway. What a good story, didn't see the end coming, and thought the mother and son writing team did very well to entertain this here reader.  I felt it did bring home the horrors of war, and I was reminded by  the fact that crime doesn't take a break during wartime. I do however see how criminals can easily hide in these circumstances.  I kinda see a romance coming for Bess, but am not sure where our authors will take it.  The bits about the roomates sharing the flat brought home a few memories of a really great nurse I knew years back, although I'm sure her war was WWII.  I often think of her and her friend who sort of shared their lives through out the war, and then managed to remain friends.  Loved sewing for the two of them, they were great fun, and one of the first women golfers I'd know.  It was a privilege.


Anonymous said...

Irene - I really like your choice for I. The Charles Todd writing duo does a great job of creating enjoyable historical mysteries that reflect as you say, the old-fashioned tradition in mysteries. I like 'em too and I appreciate the reminder.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Do try to read the first: A Duty to the Dead. I loved that one.

Jenny said...

That sounds like a very interesting story, dear Irene. And you have some interesting stories of your own!

srivalli said...

Sounds like an interesting story. My TBR is growing!

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