Wings Of Fire
Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine. Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A.... show more
Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine. Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose war poetry helped Rutledge retain his grasp on sanity in the trenches of France. Guided by the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly executed on the battlefield, Rutledge is driven to uncover the haunting truths of murder and madness rooted in a family crypt...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1999-05-15
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge (#2)
This is the second of the Inspector Rutledge mysteries written by "Charles Todd", a mother/son team. I read the 8th or 9th several years ago, and tried the first last summer. Insp. Rutledge is a shell-shocked veteran of WWI who is now working at Scotland Yard. His superior, doesn't much like having ...
The second in the Inspector Rutledge series. Inspector Rutledge has been sent to Cornwall away from the Ripper case. In Cornwall, he investigates the suicides of an author and her brother and the fall of another brother. Inspector Rutledge digs in and discovers the murders that had befallen the f...
This historical mystery, set in 1919 Cornwall, is the sequel to A Test of Wills. At Scotland Yard, Inspector Rutledge's boss, who dislikes him, wishes to keep him out of the juicy serial killer murders taking place in London (the press is calling it a new Ripper). So when the Yard gets a request...
“Shaken from sleep, and numbed and scarce awake,Out in the trench with three hours' watch to take,I blunder through the splashing mirk; and thenHear the gruff muttering voices of the menCrouching in cabins candle-chinked with light.Hark! There's the big bombardment on our rightRumbling and bumping; ...
It isn't often you can find a mystery author who truly can throw you... you don't know who committed the crime after the first few chapters. Each chapter is a discovery, not only of the mystery but of Ian Rutledge himself.