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Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries

Author:
Todd, Charles
 
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Star rating for A test of wills
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
3.7 stars
Description:
"It's 1919, and the 'War to End All Wars' has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he had executed for refusing an order. Escaping into his work to save his sanity, Rutledge investigates the murder of a popular colonel in Warwickshire and his alleged killer, a decorated war hero and close friend...
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Star rating for Wings of fire
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
2.5 stars
Description:
Inspector Ian Rutledge, still haunted by old war memories, struggles to put his troubles aside and solve the murder of a well-known Cornish poet. But when he finds himself unable to escape the ghosts of the past, Rutledge decides to take an unorthodox route and use his psychological delusions to help him catch a killer.
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Star rating for Search the dark
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:

The introspective hero of Wings of Fire and A Test of Wills (Edgar Award nominee) returns in Search the Dark, a provocative mystery by Charles Todd.
Inspector Ian Rutledge, haunted by memories of World War I and the harrowing presence of Hamish, a dead soldier, is "a superb characterization of a man whose wounds have made him a stranger in his own land." (The New York Times Book Review)
A dead woman and

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Star rating for Legacy of the dead
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"The weathered remains found on a Scottish mountainside may be those of Eleanor Gray, but the imperious Lady Maude Gray, Eleanor's mother, will have to be handled delicately. This is not the only ground that inspector ian Rutledge of Scotland yard must tread carefully, for the case will soon lead him to Scotland, where many of Rutlege's ghosts rest uneasily. But it is an unexpected encounter that will hold the most peril. For in Scotland Rutledge...
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Star rating for Watchers of time
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a post-war world. Now a Scotland Yard detective, Rutledge is called upon to probe a murder in the small Norfolk town of Osterley- but he soon discovers that the crime may be connected to one of the greatest disasters of all time .
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Star rating for A fearsome doubt
Series Volume:
6.
Description:
“[Charles] Todd’s mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.”—The Washington Post Book World 
In 1912 Ian Rutledge helped gather the evidence that sent Ben Shaw to the gallows. Now, seven years later, Ben Shaw’s widow brings Rutledge evidence she’s convinced proves her husband’s innocence. Ben Shaw’s past is a tangle of unsettling secrets that...
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Star rating for A cold treachery
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
“Stunning . . . the tragic sweep of Todd’s historical mysteries grows more expansive with each novel.”—The New York Times Book Review
Called out into the teeth of a violent blizzard, Inspector Ian Rutledge faces one of the most savage murders he’s ever encountered. He might have expected such unspeakable carnage on the World War I battlefields where he’d lost much of his soul—and...
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Star rating for A long shadow
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

"Seamless in its storytelling and enthralling in its plotting."
—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

"Dark and remarkable....Once [Todd] grabs you, there's no putting the novel down."
—Detroit Free Press

The Winston-Salem Journal declares that, "like P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Charles Todd writes novels that transcend genre." A Long Shadow proves that statement true beyond the shadow of a doubt. Once again featuring

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Star rating for A false mirror / Charles Todd
Series Volume:
9.
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Star rating for A pale horse
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:

In the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask. Next to him is a book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector in the Great War. Who is this man, and is the investigation into his death being manipulated by a thirst for revenge?

Meanwhile, the British War Office is searching for a missing man of their own, someone whose war work was so secret

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Star rating for A matter of justice
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
When successful London businessman is found savagely and bizarrely murdered in a medieval tithe barn on his estate in Somerset, Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is called upon to investigate and soon discovers that the victim was universally despised.
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Star rating for The red door
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
In post-World War I England, Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge faces a wall of silence as he attempts to bring a ruthless killer to justice for the bludgeoning death of a Lancashire woman and the murder of a man who never came home from the Great War.
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Star rating for A lonely death
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
It's 1920. Three men are dead, all garroted, all war veterans. When a piece of evidence, kept from the public, suggests a much stronger link between the victims and the unknown, it's up to World War I battered survivor, Scotland Yard Detective Ian Rutledge to find the killer.
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Star rating for The confession
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Rutledge investigates the sudden death of a man who recently confessed to having murdered his cousin years ago.
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Star rating for Proof of guilt
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
London, summer 1920. An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. While the signs point to murder, vital questions remain: who is the victim? And where, exactly, was he killed? One small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise,...
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Star rating for Hunting shadows
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
"A man is murdered at a society wedding held at Ely Cathedral, and the local police are mystified. In the end, they send for Scotland Yard, but not before another man is killed. This time, there's a witness, but her description of the killer is so strange that no one believes her. So it's Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge's task to find out who the murderer is and why he has set out on this killing spree, because there is another death, and the...
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Star rating for A fine summer's day
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers on a trip to Ian Rutledge's past, with the story of the last case the Scotland Yard detective tackles before he goes off to fight in World War I"--
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Star rating for No shred of evidence
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd brings back Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge, who must unravel an unsolved, old case before he can bring a murderer to justice"--
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Star rating for Racing the devil
Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the acclaimed bestselling series. On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead--and make it through the war--they will meet in Paris a year...
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Star rating for The gate keeper
Series Volume:
20.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this twentieth installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. Hours after his sister's wedding, a restless Ian Rutledge drives aimlessly, haunted by the past, and narrowly misses a motorcar stopped...
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Star rating for The Black Ascot
Series Volume:
21.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:

Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.
An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible—but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910

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Star rating for A divided loyalty
Series Volume:
22.
Average Rating:
3.6 stars
Description:
Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge is assigned one of the most baffling investigations of his career-a cold murder case with an unidentified victim and a cold trail with few clues to follow. Chief Inspector Brian Leslie, a respected colleague of Ian Rutledge's, is sent to Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge. A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone, but no...
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Star rating for A fatal lie
Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
3.7 stars
Description:
Dispatched from London to investigate the discovery of an unidentified body in a peaceful Welsh village, Ian Rutledge uncovers a tangle of deception involving a child's tragic fate and a woman bent on hiding the past.
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Star rating for A game of fear
Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge is faced with his most perplexing case yet: a murder with no body, and a killer who can only be a ghost"--