Book Review

A LONELY DEATH
by Charles Todd

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical

2011 Historical Mystery Award Winner

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Todd’s attention to period detail, plotting and character exploration are at the forefront of the 13th Ian Rutledge mystery. While series of this length often hit a stale point, Todd masterfully avoids this pitfall by continuing to find fresh ways of exploring WWI’s long-term effects on his main character. With a plot that neatly shifts gears from whodunit to can-he-be-caught, both Todd and his hero are in fine form from start to finish.

Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is attending a friend’s funeral when he is summoned to take over a baffling case. Three war veterans, each garroted, have been found dead in a small town. Rutledge must battle obstructive townspeople and plenty of red herrings to solve the case — all while his own inner demons threaten to finally overwhelm him. (MORROW, Jan., 352 pp., $24.99)

Reviewed By: Donna M. Carter

Publisher: MORROW

Published: January 2011

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4.5 Stars

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