Inspector Ian Rutledge
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  • 1
    A Test of Wills | Charles Todd

    A Test of Wills

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    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Giles
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    Ian Rutledge returns to his career at Scotland Yard after years fighting in the First World War. Unknown to his colleagues he is still suffering from shell shock, and is burdened with the guilt of having had executed a young soldier on the battlefield for refusing to fight. A jealous colleague has learned of his secret and has managed to have Rutledge assigned to a difficult case which could spell disaster for Rutledge whatever the outcome. A retired officer has been murdered, and Rutledge goes to investigate.

    Excellent first in series.

    I really enjoyed this story. The mystery unfolds slowly. The plot twists are developed in a believable way. The ending seemed a little abrupt, but ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 January 2014 by tinyNorman (Wisconsin)
  • 2
    Wings of Fire: Ian Rutledge, Book 2 | Charles Todd

    Wings of Fire: Ian Rutledge, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    When reclusive war poet Olivia Marlowe and her half-brother, Nicholas Cheney, die together in their ancestral home on the Cornish coast, it looks like suicide. The grieving relatives gather together to discuss the fate of Barcombe Hall, when another shocking death occurs. Inspector Rutledge, who is still shell-shocked from his experiences in the Great War, is sent from Scotland Yard to investigate. Rutledge is soon convinced that the answers to this baffling case lie within the family's secret history.

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  • 3
    Search the Dark | Charles Todd

    Search the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    Dorset is the latest setting for the talents of Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the First World War still haunted, literally, by his actions. Indeed, his personal ghost only serves to complicate things as his inner doubts blend into the trauma of the case.

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  • 4
    Legacy of the Dead: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery | Charles Todd

    Legacy of the Dead: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    The weathered remains of Eleanor Gray are found on a Scottish mountainside, and her mother, the domineering Lady Maude Gray, requires delicate treatment. This is a case that will lead Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard to Scotland, where his harrowing journey to find the truth will drag him back through the fires of his past into secrets that still have the power to kill.

    Too much love and too much pain

    Rutledge has to try to save Hamish's fiancee, Fiona, from being tried for murder. The many impediments from all quarters in the small Scottish Border..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 March 2016 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Watchers of Time | Charles Todd

    Watchers of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a post-war world. Now a Scotland Yard detective, Rutledge is called upon to probe a murder in the small Norfolk town of Osterley - but he soon discovers that the crime may be connected to one of the greatest disasters of all time...

    Back to the future

    As with all murders one has to go back to understand the present. Charles Todd writes a good tale with a strong feel for the period and for the peopl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 February 2014 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    A Fearsome Doubt | Charles Todd

    A Fearsome Doubt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    In 1912 Ian Rutledge watched as a man was condemned to hang for the murders of elderly women. Rutledge helped gather the evidence that sent Ben Shaw to the gallows. And when justice was done, Rutledge closed the door on the case. But Shaw was not easily forgotten. Now, seven years later, that grim trial returns in the form of Ben Shaw's widow Nell, bringing Rutledge evidence she is convinced will prove her husband's innocence. It's a belief fraught with peril, threatening both Rutledge's professional stature and his faith in his judgment. But there is a darker reason for Rutledge's reluctance.

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  • 7
    A Cold Treachery: Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 7 | Charles Todd

    A Cold Treachery: Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    Called out by Scotland Yard into the teeth of a violent blizzard, Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself confronted with one of the most savage murders he has ever encountered. Rutledge might have expected such unspeakable carnage on the World War I battlefields, where he'd lost much of his soul - and his sanity - but not in an otherwise peaceful farm kitchen in remote Urskdale. Someone has murdered the Elcott family at their table without the least sign of struggle.

    An appalling slaughter

    Rutledge is sent by Bowles into the Fells in mid-winter to look into who had murdered a farmer and his family. The bitter weather and the taciturn lo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 March 2016 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    A Long Shadow: Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 8 | Charles Todd

    A Long Shadow: Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Rutledge brought the Great War home with him, and its horrors haunt him still. On New Year's Eve 1919, he finds a brass cartridge casing, similar to countless others he'd seen on the battlefield, on the steps of a friend's house. Soon there are more, purposely placed where he is sure to discover them. Unexpectedly drawn away from London to a small Northamptonshire village, he investigates the strange case of a local constable shot with a bow and arrow.

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  • 9
    A False Mirror: Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 9 | Charles Todd

    A False Mirror: Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    An officer who served with Rutledge in the trenches of France before being sent back to England under suspicious circumstances has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the woman he still loves. The suspect has taken the wife hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid unless Rutledge takes charge of the investigation. Although the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's own past and the love he lost to another man, he cannot refuse it.

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  • 10
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  • 11
    A Matter of Justice: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries | Charles Todd

    A Matter of Justice: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    After two London men end their business partnership, one of them is savagely murdered in a medieval tithe barn on his estate in Somerset. Investigating the killing, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that the victim was universally despised in Cambury - even the victim's wife and the town's police inspector are suspect. And yet in London circles, the man was highly regarded. What triggered his death?

    Good read well read

    I bought this title on the strength of the narrator (after listening to Jonathan Strange...) and was not disappointed.

    Well plotted and a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 October 2009 by Blinkinmarvellous (UK)
  • 12
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  • 12.5
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  • 13
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  • 14
    The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery | Charles Todd

    The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Declaring he needs to clear his conscience, a dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin five years earlier during the Great War. When Inspector Ian Rutledge presses for details, the man evades his questions, revealing only that he hails from a village east of London. With little information and no body to open an official inquiry, Rutledge begins to look into the case on his own. Less than two weeks later, the alleged killer's body is found floating in the Thames, a bullet in the back of his head.

    What?

    I listened to this story some time ago, but have very little memory of it so I don't think that it could have been a very riveting mystery. Charles T..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 November 2012 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 15
    Proof of Guilt: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 15 | Charles Todd

    Proof of Guilt: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    London, summer 1920. An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. While the signs point to murder, vital questions remain: Who is the victim? And where, exactly, was he killed? One small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise, is missing. But is he the dead man? And does either his fiancée or his jilted former lover have anything to do with his disappearance - or possible death?

    The French connection

    When he starts this investigation Rutledge is looking into a hit and case, but it slowly grows into a more complex case when the body may be a promine..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 March 2016 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 16
    Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery | Charles Todd

    Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    A society wedding at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered. After another body is found, the baffled local constabulary turns to Scotland Yard. Though the second crime had a witness, her description of the killer is so strange it's unbelievable. Despite his experience, Inspector Ian Rutledge has few answers of his own. The victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically seems to connect them - except the killer. As the investigation widens, a clear suspect emerges. But for Rutledge, the facts still don't add up, leaving him to question his own judgment.

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  • 16.5
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  • 17
    A Fine Summer's Day: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery | Charles Todd

    A Fine Summer's Day: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice.

    Beginning of the End

    The story was convoluted and seemed to start with a series of tales then the threads began to come together showing a bigger canvas as with the backdr..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 March 2016 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 18
    No Shred of Evidence: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery | Charles Todd

    No Shred of Evidence: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    On the north coast of Cornwall, an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder. Four young women have been accused of the crime. A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case.

    However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed.

    Row, row your boat

    The gentle boating expedition turns into a nightmare when the four young women in the boat, trying to rescue a drowning man, are accused of attempted ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 March 2016 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)