The Ian Rutledge Starter

A Test of Wills, A Long Shadow, A False Mirror, and A Pale Horse

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Publisher Description

Get four mystery novels from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd's Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries series in one e-book, including: A Test of Wills, A Long Shadow, A False Mirror, and A Pale Horse. Set in England in 1919, each story features war-damaged Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge in mysteries brilliantly evoking post-World War I Great Britain and introduces readers to one of crime fiction's most compelling protagonists.

A Test of Wills—It is 1919, and the War to End All Wars has been won. But for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France, there is no peace. Suffering from shell shock, Rutledge plunges into his work to save his sanity. But his first assignment is a case certain to spell both personal and professional disaster.

A Long Shadow—A story that immerses readers in the sights and sounds of post-war Great Britain, as the damaged policeman pursues answers to a constable’s slaying and the three-year-old mystery of a young girl’s disappearance in a tiny Northamptonshire village.

A False Mirror—A love triangle turned deadly sends Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge to a small town simmering with secrets.

A Pale Horse—A body found in the ruins of an ancient abbey sends Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge off to find a killer, in another superb atmospheric mystery by Charles Todd.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
September 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,722
Pages
PUBLISHER
Avon
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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A Pale Horse

Unsatisfying. Too many loose ends. For example the book ends with Schoolmaster Albert Crowell still being held in custody for Parkinson's murder when his innocence had been established by Inspector Rutledge. Inspector Madsen's crabbed analysis and conclusion about the identity of Parkinson's killer persist, and Crowell's responsibility for the murder and its legal consequences remain unresolved. Moreover, poor Frances Rutledge remains in the dark about Simon Barrington's reasons for dumping her. Rutledge's dishonest boss is allowed to further complicate Rutledge's working through his post-traumatic stress. The Hamish convention is wearing thin after all this time. All in all this is a poor effort by Charles Todd. I'm done with the series.

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