The Confession by Charles Todd
An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries)

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“One of the best historical series being written today.”
Washington Post

“Todd once and for all establishes the shell-shocked Rutledge as the genre’s most complex and fascinating detective.”
Entertainment Weekly

The Confession is historical crime fiction at its finest, continuing Charles Todd’s New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring severely damaged British World War I veteran, and yet still astonishingly efficient Scotland Yard inspector, Ian Rutledge. Todd’s troubled investigator wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder. The Confession is a must-read for every fan of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, and Jacqueline Winspear, as post-war London’s best detective finds himself ensnared in a dark and deadly investigation that unearths shocking small town secrets dating back more than a century.

 

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 November 27, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 368 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A confession presents more questions than it answers.

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Publishers Weekly

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When Wyatt Russell shows up at Scotland Yard and confesses to murdering a cousin, Justin Fowler, five year earlier, Rutledge is unwilling to accept the story at face value, especially since Russell refuses to explain why he killed Fowler.

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New York Journal of Books

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“As with any good mystery, the tension ramps up as the story progresses, pulling more and more characters into the fray, weaving three murders flawlessly into a tight tale. Mr. Todd’s characterization is his strength. . . . He plots his stories with many levels of unanswered questions; he takes t...

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Book Reporter

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Book Reporter

I will make a confession about the Inspector Ian Rutledge books.

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The Washington Times

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Ian Rutledge, Britain's most haunted detective, is back in another dark and gripping saga linked to the grief of World War I. Charles Todd's latest book is launched when a dying man walks into Rutledge's office at Scotland Yard and confesses to killing his cousin during the war.

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Open Letters Monthly

When thin and obviously ailing Wyatt Russell walks into Inspector Ian Rutledge’s office at Scotland Yard in the summer of 1920 and confesses to murdering a man in the Essex marshes back in 1915, he expects astonishment and perhaps even anger, but not the immediate fine-grinding of official invest...

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20Something Reads

When Rutledge discovers that Russell is not “Russell” at all, and that Fowler may in fact be very much alive, Rutledge finds himself in the middle of an intriguing and tantalizing mystery that at first seems to have no beginning and no end.

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Chron.com

In time, Rutledge finds himself caught in a web of brutally guarded village secrets that are tangled with the fate of a servant turned novelist, a flirtatious woman come to the local manor as an orphan, and a collective guilt that reaches back into the past.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Publisher: William Morrow Product Description Scotland Yard’s best detective, Inspector Ian Rutledge, must solve a dangerous case that reaches far into the past in this superb mystery in the acclaimed series D...

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Star News Online

Case in point: "The Confession," the 14th Ian Rutledge mystery from Charles Todd.

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