In any case, there's no fee for checking out books from the library. I checked out An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd.
Unlike Wings of Fire, that I read in January, this was "A Bess Crawford Mystery." The Ian Rutledge character and the voice in his head were a bit much, and the story telling was laborious. The earlier Bess Crawford story (A Duty to the Dead) was better.
An Impartial Witness was not.
I skimmmed the final two-thirds of the book. I don't think I missed anything important.
Bess Crawford's father is a retired Army general, Victorian style. Why he doesn't lock her in her room until stops her obsessive pursuit of murderers, I don't know. Somebody should lock her in her room. The mother-son duo who write as Charles Todd aren't likely to do it. Whatever their process for scripting and writing mysteries is, it's no longer functional from my point of view. I will no longer look for their books on library or bookstore shelves.
At least I didn't have to buy the book.
The authors' web page for An Impartial Witness
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