A False Mirror by Charles Todd

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This is an excellent psychological suspense story with a surprising climax.


“Full of suspense, surprises, and sympathetic characters.”
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“No mystery series I can think of captures the sadness and loss that swept over England after World War I with the heartbreaking force of Charles Todd’s books about Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge.”
Chicago Tribune

The remarkable Charles Todd has created one of the most unforgettable characters in mystery and crime fiction: Inspector Ian Rutledge, shell-shocked veteran of “the Great War.” A False Mirror is one of Todd’s most powerful novels, plunging his tormented protagonist into the center of a brutal crime that painfully echoes events in Rutledge’s own past. Poignant, evocative, and continually surprising, A False Mirror is further proof that Charles Todd is well deserving of the critical acclaim the Rutledge novels have earned; a New York Times bestselling author who belongs among the acknowledged masters of the genre, including P. D. James, Elizabeth George, Ruth Rendell, and Jacqueline Winspear.


About Charles Todd

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Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and one stand-alone novel. A mother-and-son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina.
Published October 13, 2009 by William Morrow. 389 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 8 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 3

Spinetingler Magazine

Reviewed by Spinetingler Magazine on Jan 17 2007

I'm sorry to have discovered this series so late in the game.

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Reviewing the Evidence

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Reviewed by Lorraine Gelly on Feb 01 2007

I’m not sure how much longer the fans will continue to wallow in the misery that is Ian Rutledge’s life and times.

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Book Loons

Reviewed by Book Loons on Jan 01 2007

This is another really fine novel in a wonderful series.

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Reviewed by MARK ROSE on Apr 29 2009

...is fascinating for its setting of Britain in the year 1920, its portrayal of a literally haunted man as the main protagonist, and for its detailed description of old-fashioned police work.

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Reviewed by MyShelf.Com

This is an excellent psychological suspense story with a surprising climax.

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Mystery File

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Reviewed by Steve on Jan 21 2008

The ending � the revelation of the killer�s identity � is...mismanaged � not badly, but without the sureness (and brilliance) that one expects (and hopes for!) after several nights of intense reading just before bed.

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My .02¢

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Reviewed by Cindy Huffman on May 12 2007

 I didn't like it. The writing, to me, was trying too hard to be of a literary form.

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Kingdom Books, Mysteries -- Classic to Cutting Edge

Reviewed by Beth Kanell on Feb 23 2007

Charles Todd's sure hand generates another compelling read in A FALSE MIRROR.

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