Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd
An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries)

68%

8 Critic Reviews

Sturdily if not elegantly plotted, with the ghost of Hamish, the soldier Rutledge ordered executed in the war, still haranguing him.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard must contend with two dangerous enemies in New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd's Proof of Guilt.

Can Rutledge solve the apparent murder of a top wine merchant while dealing with interference from his superior, the new Acting Chief Superintendent?

Readers of Charles Todd’s Bess Crawford books and London-based Ian Rutledge mysteries will be thrilled with Proof of Guilt, clue by clue.

 

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 January 29, 2013 by William Morrow. 515 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Proof of Guilt
All: 8 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 03 2012

Sturdily if not elegantly plotted, with the ghost of Hamish, the soldier Rutledge ordered executed in the war, still haranguing him.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Dec 03 2012

As usual, the authors toss a lot of plot balls in the air and manage to juggle them deftly.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Lynn Farris on Feb 05 2013

...all of Charles Todd books offer a master class in descriptive writing. They walk that fine line between descriptive writing and action, doing both exceedingly well.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Kathleen Hennrikus on Jan 29 2013

...with all the characters in this book, past and present, poor Ian seems lost, as if he sympathizes with the reader who has a hard time keeping up with all the leads that evaporate and the suspects who go missing.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Jan 31 2013

PROOF OF GUILT is one of Charles Todd’s more complex mysteries...The pace of the proceedings is well-suited to the times in which its story is set...

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Page Traynor on Feb 20 2013

Excellent writing, strong characters and a complicated mystery make this book first-rate.

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Chron.com

Below average
Reviewed by P.G. Koch on Feb 01 2013

Loose-knit and wandering, with even the investigation’s minutia frayed into irrelevance, this is not the best of the Inspector Rutledge series.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average
Reviewed by Yvonne Klein on Jan 01 2013

Readers curious about this series should not begin with PROOF OF GUILT. It will only make them wonder why it has lasted so long.

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