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The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Charles Todd

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Member:MrsLee
Title:The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries)
Authors:Charles Todd
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2012), Paperback, 368 pages
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Tags:mystery, 2013, audio

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Another really good read from Charles Todd. Simon Prebble does an excellent job of the audio presentation. Although this is #14 in the series, it is only 1920 so we haven't progressed very far from the demons and ghosts of World War One. Ian Rutledge seems in better control of his own personal ghost Hamish, but even so wonders whether sometimes people hear him in conversation with Hamish.

Things are changing at the Yard. The Chief Inspector has had a heart attack and been hospitalised and so underlings like Rutledge are able to take advantage of the laxer supervision to operate this case on his own initiative. Of course that also means that the Yard doesn't actually know where he is and should anything happen to him, it will be some time before help arrives, if ever.

The audio versions of these books are produced to a very high standard, assisted by the fact that each story is carefully ( )
  smik | Jul 27, 2014 |
This is the one set on "the River Hawking" in the Essex marshes, where "you could hide a battalion" in the tall, whispering grasses. The local villagers are wound up tight over the crimes of their ancestors two centuries back, as well as their own. Rutledge holds his own, physically, mentally, and emotionally: good job, Ian. ( )
  jzdro | Nov 8, 2013 |
The hits keep on coming in the Ian Rutledge series. Todd's character development remains took notch as do the plots. This one has a loose ends in the way of mysteries but the end brings them all together.

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  ScottKalas | Jun 10, 2013 |
Another excellent addition to the Ian Rutledge series. A perfect read when one is also following Downton Abbey on Masterpiece . ( )
  librarian1204 | Apr 26, 2013 |
World War I has been over for five years, but the ghosts are still present for many, including Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard. An enigmatic young man who is dying, comes to him to confess to a murder. Only problem is, he isn't, he didn't and soon he will not be available for questions. The more Inspector Rutledge digs into this case, the more it becomes a festering nest of evil.
This was my first Charles Todd book. I found it to be an excellent puzzle. The characters are very interesting, as is the back story of Ian Rutledge. I ache for him. I was a bit skeptical of the maverick way he approached this case, with no backup, and exposing certain characters to danger without even giving them a warning, but chalked it up to an undeveloped police procedure at that time. Not knowing anything about the history of police procedure in Scotland Yard, this satisfied me. Very much looking forward to reading more of Todd's mysteries. ( )
  MrsLee | Jan 26, 2013 |
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Desoille, MartineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Troubled Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder.

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