A Test Of Wills
An excellent new mystery, and one hopes, the first of a series, raves "The Chicago Tribune" about this "New York Times" Notable Book. In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge remains haunted by World War I, where he was forced to have a soldier executed for refusing to fight. When Rutledge... show more
An excellent new mystery, and one hopes, the first of a series, raves "The Chicago Tribune" about this "New York Times" Notable Book. In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge remains haunted by World War I, where he was forced to have a soldier executed for refusing to fight. When Rutledge is assigned to investigate a murder involving the military, his emotional war wounds flare. It is a case that strikes dangerously close to home--one that will test Rutledge's precarious grip on his own sanity. A "Publishers Weekly" Best Book selection. Martin's Press.
Publish date: October 13th 2009
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge (#1)
I have read a couple of Charles Todd's Bess Crawford books and I thought it was time to check out the mother and son duos other historical series; the Ian Rutledge series. The Bess Crawford books take place during WW1, but the Ian Rutledge series takes place just after the end of WW1. And, while Bes...
This is the first of Todd's Inspector Ian Rutledge stories. I had read one three years ago (GoodReads claims I read two of them, but I appear to have reviewed only one of the two) and liked it enough to consider reading more. I decided I should begin at the beginning. Ian Rutledge was a police inspe...
Title: A Test of Wills (The First Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery) Author: Charles Todd Pages: 305 Year: 1996 (Copyright) Publisher: Harper I was first introduced to this series of mysteries when I received a free copy of Hunting Shadows, the 16th book in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed that b...
A Test of Wills is a historical mystery, set in 1919. Inspector Ian Rutledge has shell shock, from his war experience on the western front, and has just returned to his old, pre-1914 job at Scotland Yard. His boss loathes him (he was the "golden boy" before the war), and has assigned him to a case...
Ian Rutledge is sent to investigate the murder of the youngish Colonel Harris. The murder is a bit tricky because unfortunately, the only suspect seems to be a young, dashing war hero, Captain Mark Wilton, who is engaged to the colonel's ward, Lettice (also, is it pronounced like lettuce or like tha...