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A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge Book 6) Kindle Edition
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“Brilliant . . . Who’d have thought that Charles Todd’s brilliant concept for a mystery . . . 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 . . . an outstanding historical mystery and literate period fiction.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother-and-son writing team who write the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries, as well as stand-alone novels. Their novel Proof of Guilt was a New York Times bestseller, and A Test of Wills was named one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Associations 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year selection. Their novels have won the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, and the Anthony Award, as well as being finalists for several other awards.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B000FBFMA2
- Publisher : Bantam (October 1, 2002)
- Publication date : October 1, 2002
- Language : English
- File size : 2126 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 384 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0553583174
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #91,445 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this book there were so many suspects it took awhile to keep track of them. But it was good reading as the Inspector eliminated one suspect after another. The author leaves you in suspense until the very last pages.
This book, as the others in the series are an absolute delight to read.
Or perhaps this book is just better written than the last two. In any case I found this book to be a typical Todd page turner. I enjoyed finally getting some answers as to what happened to Rutledge at the war's end as I'm sure Rutledge was!
I hesitated to begin this book after the last two which ended very unsatisfactorily. But I'm glad I read reviews of the later books and picked this one up. I'm ready to start the 7th book now!
This is my first encouter with this good dectective who is so human with his weaknesses and strenghs with which I think all readers can relate. I hope to enounter him again in another story.
Not only must Rutledge deal with current murders and the torment Hamish puts him through, but he also begins to wonder if he is losing his mind completely when he sees a face in a crowd of a man he doesn't truly remember except to know the man is dead. Add to all of these problems the assertion by a widow that Rutledge was negligent in his proof of the guilt of her husband as a murdered and he almost can't function to perform his job. Is this new evidence Nell Shaw has shown to Rutledge really an indication of her husband's innocence? Did Rutledge help to send an innocent man to the gallows before the war?
The personal life of Rutledge takes many direct hits in this novel and his problems continue to pile up to such an extent that it seemed almost to overwhelm the character. Yet through it all he continued to investigate every situation with the same meticulous care this author writing team has always assigned their lead character. All my favorite characters were present and a lot of background war experiences for Rutledge are explained. If you have read some of the later books in the series, you will appreciate finding out more of the circumstances which happened on the battle field. The writing is top-notch with the characters all being developed fully and the descriptions of locations and living conditions so clear and precise you will feel like you actually see them. A first class novel.
Top reviews from other countries
In 1919 Mrs Shaw approaches Inspector Rutledge believing she has proof of his innocence. But he has another case to investigate, the murder of three invalided soldiers near Marling, Kent. Can he investigate both cases and determine the truth.
Another interesting and entertaining well-written historical mystery