Search Results: "Charles Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RACING THE DEVIL by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2017

"Despite the high body count, the pacing feels a bit slow. A perfectly competent but unexceptional entry in the crowded niche of interwar English village mysteries."
Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Rutledge battles his own shell shock and a rector's murderer in an English coastal hamlet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEGACY OF THE DEAD by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"More Q&A than a season with Regis Philbin, but the creeping drive toward Todd's powerful climactic revelations will make it all worthwhile for readers who go the distance."
Apt to keep to herself at the best of times and isolated all the more cruelly from the Scottish village of Duncarrick by the death of the aunt she went to live with, Fiona MacDonald is easy prey for a series of poisonous letters charging that the son she's claimed was left fatherless by WWI never had a proper father to begin with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >