Well, Inspector Rutledge of Scotland Yard does sip a lot of tea in London and rural England. Who’d have thought that Charles Todd’s brilliant concept for a mystery . I've enjoyed the first five of this series (I'm reading them in order). [I was very glad that Rutledge didn't have any feelings for his friend's widow.
. I will say nothing about the plot. . I will say nothing about the plot. I give it 3 stars because I found the motive for the soldier's killer to be quite a stretch. Charles Todd is the pen name used by the mother-and-son writing team, Caroline Todd and Charles Todd. So far, to me, this is the best one of yours. I'm enjoying them.
One of these items ships sooner than the other. After feeling that book #5 was a bit blah, I was thrilled to jump into this one and it did not disappoint. Inspector Rutledge is a great character. Anxious to move on to the next one. It is enjoyable to read a novel of an England that is in a different time. would not only continue but grow stronger from book to book.”—Chicago Tribune “Todd raises the stakes in this series to new and nearly unbearable levels.”—The New York Times Book Review “A brilliant and gripping whodunit . Bestselling author Charles Todd has earned a special place among mystery’s elite writers with his acclaimed series featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, a former soldier seeking to lay to rest the demons of his past in the aftermath of World War I. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in.
Still can't get enough of this series. Unable to add item to List. This is the gap in my reading history of the Charles Todd Ian Rutledge series. To battle the unsettled past and the haunted present at the same time is an appalling mandate. The Inspector deals with these issues in all his cases. . Anyway, for me, the problem here is there are just too many loose ends. Who’d have thought that Charles Todd’s brilliant concept for a mystery . Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2016. That pretty much ruined the book for me. The books are interesting. Inspector Felix investigates. But he has mellowed over the series and has tempered his approach to question the suspects. While dealing with his own ghosts from the war, he untangles the webs. Another well-done mystery in the series, I recommend it. I thoroughly enjoy this series. Who’d have thought that Charles Todd’s brilliant concept for a mystery . Verified Purchase. and the voice of Hamish MacLeod, the soldier he was forced to execute in the war. What listeners say about A Fearsome Doubt. . I've finally found an auteur who has an equal measure of that compelling writer's gift and compassionate control of character development as my favorite … If I spend the hours to read a mystery I expect a conclusion that is plausible, this one isn't. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 4, 2014. But this literate, somewhat melancholy crime fiction is grittier than I expected it to be. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Unfortunately, unknown to everyone, Rutledge carries in his mind the thoughts and feelings of one specific soldier who died when Rutledge had to order him executed for refusing a direct battlefield order. I also liked how the previous case was dealt with. Did a love triangle go wrong?
The Inspector deals with these issues in all his cases. an outstanding historical mystery and literate period fiction.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), Charles Todd is the author of Legacy of the Dead, A Test of Wills, Wings of Fire, and Search the Dark. The conclusion is dramatic and struck me with its emotional intensity. Well, Inspector Rutledge of Scotland Yard does sip a lot of tea in London and rural England.
When he comes back from his leave, he is sent back almost immediately to help solve a series of murders of veterans of the Great War. If you have never read any of the Rutledge novels you will find him to be a psychologically damaged veteran of that war. This book has about 275 pages of red herrings on top of red herrings and actually lots of fascinating mysteries/questions are opened.
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When I had finished all the Ian Rutledge books, I read the Bess Crawford ones. [Mostly, I was a bit annoyed with her reaction, given how defensive she was of a man she'd just met - albeit one she had a connection with - who had also lied to her, in a fairly significant way. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and …
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2017. The new DI Henderson crime thriller is out now. It is early November 1919, almost a year since the guns were silenced on the battlefields of World War I.
The weakest in the Rutledge series so far, Fearsome Doubt's big problem is that the A mystery makes little sense and the B mystery is really boring. The resolution to the mystery wasn't very satisfactory--I had an ending in my head that felt much more compelling! Excellent.
. I've finally found an auteur who has an equal measure of that compelling writer's gift and compassionate control of character development as my favorite author Ruth Rendell. I can't read this series anymore. Before he leaves, he is stopped by the widow of a man who he investigated for a series of murders. Well done, Team Charles Todd. Please try your request again later. Fact imitating fiction? In November 1919 Rutledge has been back working at Scotland Yard for some months. . Bryan Washington, the acclaimed author of 2019’s short story collection Lot, has returned with his debut novel, Memorial. I have nine pages of notes, with 12 big unanswered questions. would not only continue but grow stronger from book to book.”—Chicago Tribune “Todd raises the stakes in this series to new and nearly unbearable levels.”—The New York Times Book Review I gave the first one a two-star rating, this one a two-star rating also. I thought I had solved it this time, but alas I was wrong again! I liked the complexities of the case in this one. . . In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a man was condemned to hang for the murders of elderly women. They’ll demand more than Rutledge can give, unaware that he is already carrying the burden of shell shock? I like how we are seeing more of Ian in his personal relationships and learning more about his past, and I love all the interesting characters.
. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Buy, “[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. would not only continue but grow stronger from book to book.”—Chicago Tribune “Todd raises the stakes … Too much confusion with odd plot & Hamish again adding even more. Start by marking “A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #6)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nell Shaw's screaming and all those exclamation points were extremely grating. .
Also, the series makes me get interested on the Great War . Praise for A Fearsome Doubt “Brilliant . One of the characters basically disappeared and his part of the story was left unresolved. That's just sloppy story-telling, almost insulting from the author to readers. But Shaw was not easily forgotten.
Excellent Entry in the Best Period Detective Series, Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2016. The ones that were not on kindle I bought in book form, as I wanted to read all of them. Who’d have thought that Charles Todd’s brilliant concept for a mystery . The main character, Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard has returned to the Yard after four years of war in France and is still recovering from Psychiatric issues. “You can’t save the world from itself.
. Inspector Ian Rutledge still has terrible memories of his time at the front, continuing to experience flashbacks and reliving terrors that were best left forgotten.
Charles Todd presents Inspector Ian Rutledge in his sixth outing. . . But intertwined in the stories are the facts of history where England's dominance in the world and its class and social systems are under severe strain and starting to fray at the seams. Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners), Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. The voice of Hamish McLeod is very prevalent in this story, adding an other-worldly aspect to the process of solving the crimes Scotland Yard has charged Rutledge with solving. Determined to figure this one out before Todd reveals the murderer(s? The Inspector Graham Mysteries: Books 1-4 (The Inspector David Graham Series Boxset... An Occupied Grave: An addictive British mystery detective series (A Brock & Poole M... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The man was convicted and hung, but his widow claims that she has new evidence. Overall. by Bantam. Ships from and sold by DaimondInTheRough. Good setting and characters do not make up for plots which don't tie together and get resolved out of nowhere in about the last ten pages of the book. The story follows... Bestselling author Charles Todd has earned a special place among mystery’s elite writers with his acclaimed series featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, a former soldier seeking to lay to rest the demons of his past in the aftermath of World War I. Yikes, either get rid of him or send Rutledge to the looney bin for a cure. an outstanding historical mystery and literate period fiction.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Bestselling author Charles Todd has earned a special place among mystery's elite writers with his acclaimed series featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, a former soldier seeking to lay to rest the demons of his past in the aftermath of World War I. It is early November 1919, almost a year since the guns were silenced on the battlefields of World War I.
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