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    • An Unwilling Accomplice

    • Bess Crawford, Book 6
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Arriving in London on leave, Bess Crawford receives an unusual summons from the War Office. She's been requested to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated for gallantry. Though she is certain she's never met or nursed Sergeant Jason Wilkins, she cannot refuse the honor. Heavily bandaged and confined to a wheelchair, the soldier will be in her care for barely a day. But on the morning after the ceremony when Bess goes to collect her charge for his return journey, she finds the room empty.

    Regular price: £27.69

    • The Black Ascot

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible - but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for 10 years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now, it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a brilliant series...

    • By Mrs Maureen Cate on 22-02-19

    Regular price: £28.29

    • A False Mirror

    • Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 9
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    Regular price: £29.59

    • A Question of Honor

    • Bess Crawford, Book 5
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In the latest mystery from New York Times best-selling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question: How can facts lie? Bess Crawford enjoyed a wondrous childhood in India, where her father, a colonel in the British Army, was stationed on the Northwest Frontier. But an unforgettable incident darkened that happy time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb.

    • By Brid on 05-09-13

    Regular price: £27.69

    • The Shattered Tree

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher bearers find an exhausted officer shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is the officer isn't British - he's French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The path to Hell

    • By Rogayah on 12-09-16

    Regular price: £28.89

    • An Unmarked Grave

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu epidemic spreads, killing millions of soldiers and civilians across the globe. Overwhelmed by the constant flow of wounded soldiers coming from the French front, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford must now contend with hundreds of influenza patients as well. However, war and disease are not the only killers to strike. Bess discovers, concealed among the dead waiting for burial, the body of an officer who has been murdered.

    Regular price: £24.29

    • A Test of Wills

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Giles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent first in series.

    • By tinyNorman on 25-01-14

    Regular price: £23.09

    • The Gate Keeper

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • kept me enthralled right to the end.

    • By Artemis on 14-05-18

    Regular price: £28.89

    • A Pattern of Lies

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It's called an appalling tragedy - until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn't stop with Philip Ashton's arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A gunpowder plot

    • By Rogayah on 06-04-16

    Regular price: £27.69

    • Hunting Shadows

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed this book. one small quibble though

    • By Artemis on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £27.69

    • A Bitter Truth

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised and shivering woman huddled in the doorway of her London residence. The woman has nowhere to turn, and propelled by a firm sense of duty, Bess takes her in.

    Regular price: £27.69

    • A Forgotten Place

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The fighting has ended, the Armistice signed, but the war has left wounds that are still agonizingly raw. Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees, and the Welsh patients worry her. She does her best to help them, but it’s clear that they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. When they are released, she fears that peace will do what war couldn’t - take their lives.

    Regular price: £28.29

    • A Casualty of War

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Though the Great War is nearing its end, the fighting rages on. While waiting for transport back to her post, Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, when he's brought into her forward aid station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. Then the captain is brought back to the aid station with a more severe wound, once more angrily denouncing the lieutenant as a killer.

    Regular price: £27.69

    • No Shred of Evidence

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Row, row your boat

    • By Rogayah on 14-03-16

    Regular price: £26.79

    • Racing the Devil

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead - and make it through the war - they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice. In November 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Wings of Fire

    • Ian Rutledge, Book 2
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    Regular price: £17.09

    • A Long Shadow

    • Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 8
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Search the Dark

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: £29.19

    • A Matter of Justice

    • Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read well read

    • By Blinkinmarvellous on 08-10-09

    Regular price: £17.59

    • A Fine Summer's Day

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beginning of the End

    • By Rogayah on 14-03-16

    Regular price: £30.99

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