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by Charles Todd
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It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it 4 years ago
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...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 4 years ago
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...
Lost in Pages
Lost in Pages rated it 5 years ago
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...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
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...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it 6 years ago
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...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it 7 years ago
5/3/2013: "A Test of Wills" (Inspector Ian Rutledge #1) is your usual British whodunit like Agatha Christie. It is a good read; rich Colonel inexplicably murdered while riding one morning on his country estate and the usual handful of characters each with a secret and only circumstantial evidence....
The Surly Dragon
The Surly Dragon rated it 7 years ago
A great new mystery series and if you like stories set in the days following WWI, this series is a must read. Ian Rutledge has drawn me in. I dare say he would do the same for you.
JeffreyKeeten rated it 8 years ago
We have to be ashamed to not want to die.It is 1919 and Inspector Ian Rutledge has returned from the trenches of France to resume his duties at Scotland Yard. Before the war he had a knack, a way of seeing beyond what people were willing to tell him. It is described at one point as putting his finge...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 8 years ago
This historical mystery covers the same territory as the Maisie Dobbs books, taking place in the post-WWI years in England. From a modern perspective, both look at the sad results of trench warfare and the treatment (or lack thereof) of soldiers suffering what we now call PTSD. This book, written by...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it 8 years ago
For a long time I assumed that I did not like historical crime fiction. So it’s taken me a quite a while to get around to reading this novel, the first in a series set in post World War I England featuring a war veteran, Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard. Charles Todd (an American mother and s...
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