Search Results: "Charles Todd"


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 >

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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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THE MURDER STONE by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Almost unbearably sad, with family upheaval intensified by wartime tragedy. Todd, whose Inspector Rutledge series (A Fearsome Doubt, 2002, etc.) is also antiwar-driven, could probably convert Attila the Hun to pacifism."
Which family secrets are worth keeping, even on your deathbed? 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 >