The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries #14) (Paperback) | Northshire Bookstore

The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries #14) (Paperback)

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This is book number 14 in the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries series.

Staff Reviews

It's 1920 and WW 1 veteran Inspector Ian Rutledge has one single clue into the investigation of the body of a murder victim found floating in the Thames. What starts as a search for the man's true identity leads to the discovery of two additional mysterious deaths at the beginning of The Great War. Once again Todd weaves a splendid tale of intrigue and murder. — Sarah Donner

Inspector Ian Rutledge faces one of his most complex cases when a man confesses to murder, disappears and is himself killed. After his identity is questioned, Rutledge finds only one obscure clue, which leads him to an insular village with a hidden history. — Louise Jones


“One of the best historical series being written today.”
Washington Post

“Todd once and for all establishes the shell-shocked Rutledge as the genre’s most complex and fascinating detective.”
Entertainment Weekly

The Confession is historical crime fiction at its finest, continuing Charles Todd’s New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring severely damaged British World War I veteran, and yet still astonishingly efficient Scotland Yard inspector, Ian Rutledge. Todd’s troubled investigator wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder. The Confession is a must-read for every fan of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, and Jacqueline Winspear, as post-war London’s best detective finds himself ensnared in a dark and deadly investigation that unearths shocking small town secrets dating back more than a century.

About the Author

Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.

Praise For…

“There’s both a pattern and a purpose to the superb historical mysteries produced by mother-and-son writing partners known as Charles Todd.”
New York Times Book Review on The Confession

“Todd’s excellent 14th mystery featuring Insp. Ian Rutledge offers an intriguing setup.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Confession

“Todd serves up plenty of period detail and plot twists, but the real attraction here is Rutledge, a shrewd, dedicated detective grappling with the demons of his past.”
Booklist on The Confession

“Todd’s masterful storytelling skills shine.”
Romantic Times on The Confession

“As with any good mystery, the tension ramps up as the story progresses, pulling more and more characters into the fray, weaving three murders flawlessly into a tight tale. Mr. Todd’s characterization is his strength.”
— New York Journal of Books on The Confession

“Another excellent Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery....You follow a twisting road when you read this book. You won’t soon forget your trip to Furnham and the people who may not be who they seem to be.”
Suspense Magazine on The Confession

“Todd once and for all establishes the shell-shocked Rutledge as the genre’s most complex and fascinating detective.”
— Entertainment Weekly, on A LONELY DEATH (Grade: A-)

“Todd invests this absorbing fiction with creative storytelling (including intriguing subplots), memorable characters and graceful, seemingly effortless prose….This is fiction that moves, entertains, and as always, underscores life’s victories over death.”
— Richmond Times-Dispatch on A Lonely Death

“Another engaging entry in a fine series.”
— Booklist on A Lonely Death

“A strong entry in a strong series.”
— Charlotte Observer on A Lonely Death

“[The authors’] subtle prose and profound empathy for all their characters enhance a suspenseful and twisty plot.”
— Publishers Weekly on A Lonely Death

“Todd’s intriguing revenge tale will keep the reader turning the pages, but the main draw remains Rutledge, the relentless inspector haunted by the voice of a Scotsman he executed on the battlefield for disobeying an order. Highly recommended for all aficionados of British postwar historical mysteries.”
— Library Journal on A Lonely Death

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062015679
ISBN-10: 0062015672
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: November 27th, 2012
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries
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