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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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 >

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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 LONELY DEATH by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"Cummins's case is perhaps too neatly tied to a deathbed scene at Max's home. But one shouldn't quibble when Todd (The Red Door, 2009, etc.) so eloquently blasts war for the obscenity it is."
Two years after the Great War ends, another, more personal war begins. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF JUSTICE by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"In many ways a more subdued Todd, with many earmarks of a classic village mystery and less byplay from Hamish, the ghost who haunts Rutledge. But the author manages to slip in yet another antiwar message by tormenting Rutledge with the emotional repercussions of his own battle experiences."
A loathed village squire comes to a ghastly end. Read full book review >

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A BITTER TRUTH by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The least believable tale from the Todd partnership (An Impartial Witness, 2010, etc.) finds Bess, Roger and the Aussie traipsing all over France and England and bumping into each other. Still, few writers surpass Todd in depicting the insanity of war."
Sister Crawford spends an eventful Christmas 1917 on leave from the battlefield. Read full book review >

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AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Bess (A Duty to the Dead, 2009) is dogged, implacable and headstrong in the way of Victorian heroines, and mired in a plot the author's more capable detective, Ian Rutledge, would dispatch in half the time with twice the brio."
A chance encounter engenders more danger than a World War I battlefield. 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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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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NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The haunted detective is as thorough as usual, though he's dealing with faster-moving events than in some of his previous adventures (A Fine Summer's Day, 2015, etc.). There's no peace for the man and only a teaser of romantic feelings he scarcely admits."
A pleasure expedition in Cornwall turns deadly in Inspector Rutledge's 18th case. Read full book review >

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THE RED DOOR by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Departing from Rutledge's earlier cases (A Matter of Justice, 2008, etc.), the caprices of fatherhood take precedence over the iniquities of war this time, with a subdued Hamish and an emotionally reawakening Rutledge along for the ride."
Inspector Rutledge confronts a war-weary family in 1920. Read full book review >