Search Results: "Charles Todd"


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THE CONFESSION by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Rutledge, still consumed with his own war memories, seems headed for a fierce emotional collapse this time out. One fervently hopes the Todd writing partnership can offer him solace in the next go-round."
A confession presents more questions than it answers. Read full book review >

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A CASUALTY OF WAR by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"In their ninth installment (The Shattered Tree, 2016, etc.), the authors writing as Todd move from a poignant description of Armistice Day—when soldiers drop to their knees at the sudden cessation of gunfire—to one soldier's plight back in England. Although the action includes a couple of perilous scenes too many, readers will love the heroine for her courage and determination."
In the aftermath of World War I, a surgical nurse tries to help a wounded officer who insists his cousin tried to kill him. Read full book review >

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WATCHERS OF TIME by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"Todd fans (Legacy of the Dead, 2000, etc.) will queue up for this one."
Two weeks after the fete at St. Read full book review >

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HUNTING SHADOWS by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Less from ghost Hamish? That change may be as welcome to some fans as to the inspector himself, though others may miss the inspector's invisible partner and conscience."
Inspector Rutledge returns for another painstaking investigation of murders in the aftermath of World War I. Read full book review >

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SEARCH THE DARK by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Best for those who like their mystery melodramas written the old-fashioned way."
It's the end of WWI and Inspector Ian Rutledge is back at his Scotland Yard job—physically uninjured but plagued by the inner, nagging voice of dead soldier Hamish MacLeod (A Test of Wills, etc.). Read full book review >

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AN UNMARKED GRAVE by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"How many wartime casualties and heroics from Bess does it take to exhaust a reader? Unfortunately, exactly this many, despite the author's fierce antiwar sentiments. Readers weary of Bess can take refuge in Todd's Ian Rutledge series (The Confession, 2012, etc.)."
Plucky battlefield nurse Bess Crawford (A Bitter Truth, 2011, etc.) fights World War I diseases, deserters and more. Read full book review >

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A TEST OF WILLS by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"A feast for the like-minded."
Returning from the Great War in 1919, Inspector Ian Rutledge is dispatched to the Warwick village of Upper Streetham to track down the killer of Colonel Charles Harris, shot from his horse but mysteriously landed on his chest. Read full book review >

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A DUTY TO THE DEAD by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Will readers miss Inspector Rutledge? You bet. But anyone who cares to loll in early-20th century English villages and mores and follow a plucky heroine as she confronts the stupidity of war will find solace in this old-fashioned mystery."
World War I nurse keeps a burdensome promise. Read full book review >

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A QUESTION OF HONOR by Charles Todd
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Despite some loose threads unsatisfyingly tied up, the mystery is as strong as any Bess has confronted."
Ten years after an army officer apparently killed five people, deserted his regiment and died in Afghanistan, he's back to bedevil nursing sister Bess Crawford, and vice versa. Read full book review >

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A COLD TREACHERY by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"A slow beginning and melodramatic trappings put this a notch below Todd's most compelling work. Nonetheless, Rutledge and Hamish (A Fearsome Doubt, 2002, etc.) remain two of fiction's best antiwar spokesmen."
Who will find ten-year-old Josh Robinson first, the killer who slaughtered the rest of his family or Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Rutledge and his familiar ghost Hamish? Read full book review >

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A FALSE MIRROR by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Compelling evidence that inside every warrior who returns from the front, there's a nightmare waiting to break out."
The heartbreaking aftermath of choosing either side in the fight-or-flight dilemma. Read full book review >

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PROOF OF GUILT by Charles Todd
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Sturdily if not elegantly plotted, with the ghost of Hamish, the soldier Rutledge ordered executed in the war, still haranguing him."
Inspector Rutledge's 15th investigation concerns a corpse without a name. Read full book review >