A Long Shadow
[an Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery]Book - 2006
In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself the target of a mysterious person, who is relentless in their quest to hunt him down and who is leaving oddly engraved cartridge casings around that seem to point to unfinished business involving the Great War. 20,000 first printing.
“Seamless in its storytelling and enthralling in its plotting.”
—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Dark and remarkable….Once [Todd] grabs you, there’s no putting the novel down.”
—Detroit Free Press
The Winston-Salem Journal declares that, “like P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Charles Todd writes novels that transcend genre.” A Long Shadow proves that statement true beyond the shadow of a doubt. Once again featuring Todd’s extraordinary protagonist, Scotland Yard investigator and shell-shocked World War One veteran, Inspector Ian Rutledge, A Long Shadow immerses readers in the sights and sounds of post-war Great Britain, as the damaged policeman pursues answers to a constable’s slaying and the three-year-old mystery of a young girl’s disappearance in a tiny Northamptonshire village. Read Todd’s A Long Shadow and see why the Washington Post calls the Rutledge crime novels, “one of the best historical series being written today.”
Blackwell North Amer
New Year's Eve, 1919. Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Rutledge has accompanied his sister to the home of mutual friends for dinner but is called away by work. On the steps outside, he finds a brass cartridge casing that is seemingly identical to the countless others he'd seen during the war he still cannot forget. But this one has an engraving in the metal. Curious, he pockets it. Soon he finds another - in a most unexpected place.
These cartridge casings seem to point to unfinished business involving the war. A man with a dark secret, Rutledge already walks on the edge of sanity. Now someone is hunting him. But who? And will Rutledge live long enough to discover why?
In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself the target of a mysterious person, who is relentless in their quest to hunt him down and who is leaving oddly engraved cartridge casings around that seem to point to unfinished business involving the Great War.