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A Matter of Justice

by Charles Todd

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Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries (11)

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Very well done mystery. At first the reveal at the beginning had me searching for how the detective was going to uncover the evidence, since I was as much in the dark as he was. But then by the very end, there was one twist too many, and I kind of lost respect for the abrupt timing at the end... not to say that the bulk of the story was not interesting and most compelling- I couldn't put it down for 5 hours! Much enjoyed.
Definitely thought it better than the other Charles Todd I read about the disabled persons' house in the south. ( )
  margaret.pinard | Jul 24, 2014 |
This is another great thriller from the Charles Todd mother son writing team taking place in 1920's England and featuring the tormented and shell shocked Inspector Rutledge of Scotland Yard. This time the roots of the savage murder reach balk to the dark days of the Boer war. A great story. ( )
  bhowell | Jul 18, 2010 |
The authors are still managing to come up with new and interesting mysteries. ( )
  ElizabethAnnS | Jan 6, 2010 |
A complex case with its roots in the Boer War confronts Inspector Rutledge. Harold Quarles was cordially hated by almost everyone, including his wife and the local police inspector. But which one killed him? The answer is signalled from the beginning, but there's enough doubt to sustain the puzzle.

An okay read, but not one of the better entries in the series. ( )
  readinggeek451 | Jun 11, 2009 |
I have loved most of the Inspector Rutledge mysteries, and I did enjoy this one as well. However I don't like mysteries where the reader knows most of the answers before the main story even begins, so that spoiled this one for me a bit, although there were still some surprises at the end. The characters were interesting and there was lots of psychology involved in the story. ( )
  Scrabblenut | Feb 15, 2009 |
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Here the mother and son who write under the name Charles Todd get it all right: a shocking crime in a bucolic setting; secretive characters who act from complex motives; a confounding puzzle elegantly presented and put before a detective with an intuitive understanding of the dark side of human nature.

 

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In remembrance...

Samantha June 1995 to September 2007

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Crystal November 1995 to March 2008

Who gave so much to those who loved them.
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THE SCILLY ISLES

May 1920

Ronald Evering was in his study, watching a mechanical toy bank go through its motions, when the idea first came to him.
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During the Boer War, Pvt. Harold Quarles takes advantage of a Boer attack on a British military train to enrich himself. When two decades later his battered corpse is found grotesquely displayed at his country residence in Somerset, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge must sift through the plethora of lies, omissions and motives surrounding Quarles, who had become a successful investment adviser in London. Because the victim was almost universally despised in Somerset, Rutledge has no shortage of suspects.
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When successful London businessman is found savagely and bizarrely murdered in a medieval tithe barn on his estate in Somerset, Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is called upon to investigate and soon discovers that the victim was universally despised.… (more)

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