A Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries #13) (Large Print / Paperback)

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“Charles Todd has penned another mystery masterpiece! Ian Rutledge is determined to find the killer who is garroting soldiers from Eastfield Company who survived the Great War. With the voice of Hamish, a dead soldier, constantly in his head, Inspector Rutledge wades through the red herrings and mistaken directions of the villagers. Along the way, we are reminded of the horrors and lasting effects of war while rooting for Ian to find love and happiness despite his fragile mental state.”
— Kathy Wales, Martha's Bookstore, Balboa Island, CA

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“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.

 

Praise For…


“Masterly.”

“Todd once and for all establishes the shell-shocked Rutledge as the genre’s most complex and fascinating detective.”

“[The authors’] subtle prose and profound empathy for all their characters enhance a suspenseful and twisty plot.”

“Another engaging entry in a fine series.”

“Todd’s intriguing revenge tale will keep the reader turning the pages, but the main draw remains Rutledge, the relentless inspector haunted by the voice of a Scotsman he executed on the battlefield for disobeying an order. Highly recommended for all aficionados of British postwar historical mysteries.”

“Eloquently blasts war for the obscenity it is.”

“Todd’s attention to period detail, plotting and character exploration are at the forefront of the 13th Ian Rutledge Mystery….Todd and his hero are in fine form from start to finish.”

“A strong entry in a strong series.”

“Suspense filled.”

“Todd invests this absorbing fiction with creative storytelling (including intriguing subplots), memorable characters and graceful, seemingly effortless prose….This is fiction that moves, entertains, and as always, underscores life’s victories over death.”

“Compelling…a provocative thriller.”

“Fully realized characters, well-researched settings, and exquisite writing combine with a surprising and chilling solution to mark this 13th outing as a standout in Todd’s deservedly award-winning series.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062017727
ISBN-10: 0062017721
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: January 4th, 2011
Pages: 514
Language: English
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries