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Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days

Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.

Rutledge is an Inspector for Scotland Yard. A LONELY DEATH (Hist Pol Proc-Ins. It's time to confess that I have my own guilty pleasures on my library shelves. Mine happen to be the Inspector Ian Rutledge novels by Charles Todd. If you've not met Inspector Rutledge, this is definitely not your starting place. A Lonely Death is his twelfth case. Nov 03, 2010 UKDana rated it it was ok.

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Inspector Ian Rutledge is a fictional character in the Inspector Ian Rutledge Series of mystery/detective novels by Caroline and Charles Todd. To date the series comprises nineteen novels and four short stories.

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Shortly after Inspector Ian Rutledge arrives, a fourth soldier is found dead. With few clues to go on and the pressure building, Rutledge must gamble everything to find answers-his job, his reputation, and even his life. Mysteries & Thrillers.

Автор: Todd Charles Название: A Lonely Death LP: An Inspector Ian . harrowing psychological drama.

Автор: Todd Charles Название: A Lonely Death LP: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery Издательство: HarperCollins USA Классификация: ISBN: 0062017721 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062017727 ISBN: 0-06-201772-1 ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-06-201772-7 Обложка/Формат: Paperback Вес: . 57 кг. Дата издания: 0. 1. Todd's Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days. -Washington Post Book World.

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The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, by Charles Todd, a Hardcover from William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Proof of Guilt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Series (Book 2013. I recently read the latest one, Beautiful Mystery, which is superb. Proof of Guilt (Book 2013) - Goodreads An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. Authors Similar to Agatha Christie : If You've Run Out of Agatha.

“Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.”—Washington Post

Critics have called Charles Todd’s historical mystery series featuring shell-shocked World War One veteran Inspector Ian Rutledge “remarkable” (New York Times Book Review), “heart-breaking” (Chicago Tribune), “fresh and original” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel). In A Lonely Death, the haunted investigator is back in action, trying to solve the murders of three ex-soldiers in a small English village. A true master of evocative and atmospheric British crime fiction, Charles Todd reaches breathtaking new heights with A Lonely Death—a thrilling tale of the darkness in men’s souls that will have fans of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, and Anne Perry cheering.


Todd uses a clever device, a dead man's voice informing the detective from time to time, but his writing is uneven, sentences sometimes too long or too abrupt, details given where none are needed or sometimes the opposite. The plot stretches, characters appear because they are supposed to appear (a potential girl friend), and left hanging presumably for development in later novels. The mystery is solved near the end and the murderer's motives revealed in a somewhat less than convioncing fashion. Could anyone be so moved without being totally mad? Could anyone so mad have been sufficiently focused to commit all or perhaps any of those murders? Because the action takes place 4 years after the end of WW 1, the reader is treated to a Baedeker of tourist information that might have satisfied his or her nostalgia buds if the scenes were portrayed richly and with fewer cliches.
The ending of the book just sucks!

First: I hated the way things wrapped up with Meredith Channing. If this is how it ends, I feel sorry for both of them. Just like Mrs. Winslow in the book, Meredith will be a martyr in a loveless marriage.

Second: Ian seemed ridiculously clueless. I had Tommy pegged as the murderer long before he did. And why did it take him so long to check into Tommy's background? Seems like basic police work. I also figured out Tommy was using Daniel Pierce's name long before Rutledge. Again, not a big leap to take, but one Rutledge failed to make. Maybe Hamish is diluting his senses.

Third: The conclusion to the now retired Cummins' case defied belief. What are the odds that Rutledge's friend not only killed the man Cummins had been searching for over the years, but that he confessed in a letter addressed to Rutledge? I was rolling my eyes at such a contrived coincidence.

All in all, not my favorite book in the series.
I was really pleased with this new book by the duo who write these books because the last few books by them have not been up to their usual standards. This one was much better. Their writing is usually much better than most of this genre, better language, better plots, better characterization. But as with many long running novels with the same characters in them, it becomes hard to keep coming up with good ideas or to keep the characters fresh. This time the book read like the first Todd books. When I read them, it is easy to bring up my memories of England and pictures of the time period, along with the darkness which must have existed in the minds of so many men coming back from a war that should never have been fought.

Ian Rutledge is once again sent to find a murderer who seems to have problems of his own left over from the war. At least, that is what the clues left behind lead them to believe. The men being murdered are all from the same army unit, and from the same village in England, if not from the same class. Rutledge has to deal not only with the murder, but the loss of a friend from suicide, and then his superior pulls another stunt on Rutledge politically to get him disqualified for a higher position that another friend had recommended him for. Rutledge of course, has to deal with his own problems left from the war, with Hamish his constant companion. Sometimes, the weight of his work and his memories from the war cause him to question his life.

This is a good mystery to settle down with for summer reading. It is well-written, and is intelligent. Just very enjoyable reading.
This is the first Inspector Rutledge book I've read that's left me dissatisfied. Even though some of the books by the writing team known as Charles Todd have been better than others,I've always felt that their worst Inspector Rutledge books have still been a good read. The books were well written with meticulous plotting and main characters who behaved consistently, dealing with the darkness in such a way that it allowed the reader that suspension of belief necessary to enjoy this kind of novel. However, in "A Lonely Death" the two authors were not being honest with their readers.

The problem wasn't Rutledge's juggling several different mysteries at once or all the traveling that entailed. The difficulty lay in what happened after he went across the Channel. The scene with Meredith Channing was so jarring, so out of place, and felt so untrue that even this die hard fan found it hard to accept it as anything other than a way to keep the pathos going in future books. I could feel the machinery creaking behind the scenes and something went clunk. The saddest thing of all was that it was so unnecessary. His is a life of inner torment and Rutledge has a long way to go before he can allow anyone to come that close to him. It would have been more interesting to see how he dealt with that particular problem.

Still, I'll keep reading the books, if only to see what happens next.
This novel may be my favorite of the series. The characters are well drawn and their descriptions as well as those of the landscape are compelling. The framework for these novels doesn’t vary, but it makes no difference. They are beautifully written and plotted. Always a treat.
This is such a beautifully written series. I've loved it, and am very sad to have just finished the last one -- for now, I hope. I love Ian, and find myself drawn to and interested in this post-WWI period. What a war that was. This last book is one of the best, although they are all excellent.
This was my first experience in the Rutledge series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As a devoted reader of the works of Anne Perry and (more recently) Jacqueline Winspear, I am happy to discover a "new" series. The murders are kind of grisly and the ending is quite unexpected. Rutledge's "conversations" with Hamish are an unusual touch.

As I read the book, a couple things popped out at me. Can you imagine having to crank your car every time you wanted to go somewhere? I was reminded of the old silent movies and hoped no one would get run over. The name Margot Channing kept nagging at me; of course, that was the name of the character played by Bette Davis in "All About Eve" with her classic line, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night." Indeed.