Eighteenth in the Inspector Ian Rutledge historical mystery series and revolving around an inspector suffering from PTSD This story takes lace in Cornwall in the fall of 1920My TakeTodd jams us up in a hard twist right from the start Four girls enjoying a last row on the river until they try to rescue a drowning man and encounter a lying witnessI gotta say from the start I did not like Victoria What a selfish little snob Her whole attitude about a man in trouble on the water was so cold It was mean of Todd to leave us wondering for so long as to what really happened on that rowboat She and Trevose would deserve each otherI do have some uibbles I don t understand what Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization purpose was served by Todd going on about Ian sast cases and his Allerhand Fragliches past women Why wouldn t theolice have immediately had the boat raised I m not sure how Major Gordon is Kate s father if Kate is Jean s cousin and Jean is the major s daughter er events in A Fine Summer s Day 17 I don t appreciate the cousin not trying to do something to stop what s stalking her what with the evidence he s leaving behind And how is she supporting herselfIt s a different world then A class system that restricted friendships One that treated the upper classes uite differently from the rest Easy to see as technically the four girls are under arrest but their arents wield enough clout that they arrange for the girls to be held in Grenville s custody under house arrest The restrictions Fettan placed on women thank god for women s libThen again our world is no different today from then Theeople of 1920 revile George for his appearance after what he suffered fighting for his country We forget so uickly what our soldiers suffer to Die Kunst Des Zeichnens: Die grosse Zeichenschule: Praxisorientiert und gut erklärt protect us What is witheopleWhen you think that if everyone had simply told Rutledge the whole truth when he asked for ithow many lives would have been saved With the trouble he s caused and he has the gall to ask What s an honest man to do As for Victoria s confession WTF How could she actually think she could get away with lying As for the Saunderses Jesus I understand the grief they re suffering so why not do what you can to help the olice Why aint liesThere wasn t much of Hamish in this Is Rutledge coming to terms with his guiltIt s a series of nasty twists that have bound up this investigation Red herrings A misguided thirst for vengeance Lies The Story Inspector Barrington was the first Scotland Yard detective sent to Cornwall to investigate the murderous drowning of Harry Saunders But that heart attack of the inspector s got in the way Rutledge is the second string sent with Markham s ill wishes to find it was a rescue that turns to murder for four young women One is the woman with whom Rutledge is falling in love Who faces The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans prisonLuckily their fathers are men with influence and manage toull in Scotland Yard when the local constabulary refer to believe the worst and want the case closed NowUnluckily the ladies fathers are arrogant men who don t see why the rules should apply to themThe Characters Inspector Ian Rutledge is with Scotland Yard Corporal Hamish MacLeod is the Scottish ghost haunting IanScotland YardSergeant Gibson is a marvel with his information network Chief Superintendent Markham is Ian s boss Inspector Barrington is the first man sent to PadstowHeyl CornwallInspector Carstairs is investigating a murder in an alleyPadstow CornwallConstable Beddoes and Constable Pendennis he was lied to are based in PadstowHarry Saunders is the son of a banker and spent the war agitating for the Americans to step in and help He loved sailing and had a small dinghy the Sea Lion for rowing out to his yacht Mr and Mrs Saunders have no excuse for their statements in spite of their grief Walter Poltruan and Sandy Wade were Harry s friendsBradford Trevose a farmer saw the incident Mrs Bronwyn Penwith is his housekeeper and had been his mother s housekeeper before that Paul Trevose was the brother who went away to be a footmanDavid Toup is the vicar with secrets at St Marina Mrs Par is his housekeeper Mrs Daniels is the woman who will nurse him Mr Daniels will spend the nights at the vicarage to rotect them both The vicar seems to have had a cousin visiting him last summer Frances BinghamMr Penhale owns the Pilot a ub in the village Dr Carrick is the local hysician Henry Kelsey owns the boat salvage yard Frank Dunbar lets the cottages by the river A Terlew lad found the beaten body his family lives at Half Acre Farm Joseph Hays owns the innPadstow Place isthe home of
Grenvilles Victoria is the daughter of the house Stephen Elaine s fianc is the brother and heir who died the war Mr Grenville is the local magistrate Mrs Grenville has her own secrets that cause Trevose to hate the family The friends who are visiting include Kate Gor This is a very nicely written may I say genteel mystery set in England just after WWI This is the 1st I ve read in this series it is actually 18 "in this series but it works fine as a stand alone The author s bio says Charles Todd is "this series but it works fine as a stand alone The author s bio says Charles Todd is mother son writing team I do not know how that works as far as writing is concerned but they manage to ortray a nice feeling of the manners and tone of that era The Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge is a good hero and he obviously has a back story that loyal readers of this series already know about The mystery itself is nicely layed out and although a little too sedate for
the Grenvilles Victoria is the daughter of the house Stephen Elaine s fianc is the brother and heir who died
My Taste Was A Pleasant Read I taste was a leasant read I to being a bit in love with Inspector Ian Rutledge as damaged and driven and guilt ridden as he is Don t know how he can seem so kind caring soft hearted after what he endured Plus he s just so damned smart Yes yes I know I m going on about a fictional character but he seems real after reading 18 books with him as the main character This is typical in that it involves many. On the north coast of Cornwall an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder Four young women have been accused of the crime A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office Scotland Yard is asked to review the case Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach. Twists turns twisted love local dense City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York policeman other usual village folk Definitely aolice rocedural but always with a difference Set as England recovers from the war with all the class differences still in lace in rural England If you enjoy good British Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje policerocedural yarns the duo known as Charles Todd writes some doozies There is so much back story it s best to start at the beginning though Otherwise you ll miss a lot of references that add depth to the story The Ian Rutledge books make up a superior series The impact of World War I on English society is always apparent within the individual books in the series The challenge of hunting murderers in a re CSI world is always interesting The description of Rutledge s ersonal challenges deeply rooted in his wartime experience are freuently moving I look forward to each book eagerly Having said all that I have issues with No Shred of Evidence that won t lower its 4 star rating but explain why it s no a 5 star book The description of these issues must be Davids Sling preceded by a Spoiler Alert The crime that Rutledge is sent to Cornwall to investigate sets up well Four young women who are boating go to the rescue of another boater a young man known to two of them at least whose boat appears to be sinking When their effortsrove to be a Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields physical challenge a farmer dives into the river and swims to their assistance The rescued boater is in a coma however and the farmer accuses the young women of attempted murder Enter Rutledge So far so good The authors argues from the beginning that the farmer s word counts for than the collective testimony of the four young women apparently because the accused would automatically lie if guilty What happened to the assumption that the English system assumes innocence and reuires the hardroof of guilt Whatever the nature of rural life in England in the 1920s however insular Cornwall might have been compared to London the authorial assumption that eight hundred years of English law don t apply in rural Cornwall seems absurd To make the Learner Strategies in Language Learning point even strongly the four young women are from therivileged class served in volunteer Dangerously Placed posts in the war and one is the daughter of the largest landowner as well as the chief magistrate of the district If anything they would have gotten off without much of an inuest Why does everyone assume that they are in line for hanging in the absence of eye witness testimony to the contrary Granted the assumption makes Rutledge s efforts fraught but it seems an artificially contrived assumption There are two overlapping maybe maybe not crimes under consideration One is aroduct of the farmer s charges and the recovered man s ultimate death The other revolves about a mysterious young woman whose Just Destiny presence in the town seems the focus of a dangerouserson whose identity like hers is not clear This second crime nexus is introduced effectively and developed well enough until suddenly rushed to a melodramatic conclusion There is a scene when Rutledge realizes that he is under observation by a malevolent Paradise Run presence that is uite effective until Rutledge allows the stalker to move around the area without attempting to stalk him The stalker uses the boat that had sunk and been raised and apparently repaired unless it s the boat used by the women and rows back and forth across the river The boat isn tlaced under observation Rutledge could have used the local constable a bit of a dunce to do that or staked it out himself And why doesn t anyone recognize the resence of the stalker as he moves around at night Given that he is hysically fit unlike the other Help Me, Jacques Cousteau possible midnight walker would make it easy to tell them apart The use of a costume once seemsretty thin stuff as a distraction And the many references to the Cornish belief in spirits that go bump in the night by Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen p 35 stars Having read this entire series this is the one I have enjoyed the least But I could not give it a 2 star because Ian is developing and there areortions of this which were a The Book of Mordred progression to the overallsychological changes as the years after the Great War turn one and then another and then another And now the differences from that just Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide puncturedsyche
Are Beginning To Evolve It beginning to evolve It the Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert plot and thelacements this time that I thought much less interesting and Hidden Boundaries probable both than the usual Ian Rutledge For instance way too many red herrings and redundant testimonies which the reader knows are red herring or repeats for fillerurposes from the get go Like an unconscious victim becoming audible suddenly and saying a name And you KNOW that it is NOT the name of the erpetrator just because of when he says it This novel became tedious for 100 ages in the middle exactly for those two reasons But what really was 2 star at core was the focal event of the 4 women trying to drown 1 man at core was the focal event of the 4 women trying to drown 1 man as if that were a felony death sentence Gods Callgirl provable crime only from the word of another ONEman s differing and contrary to fact story of what he saw them do Not knowing 1920 British law I still believe that the entire thingordeal of those 4 women could have been reversed with the money and highly skilled family lawyers within a couple of weeks at least a month tops There was no evidence and no definitive witness And not even a motive worth considering for three of themThank God for Great Uncle s dear Elephant Gun is all I can add about thislotThree times during this read I wished Guido Brunetti would show up and rectify the misunderstanding Take all the women to dinner figure out which husband s brother s or Forever I'm Yours probable boyfriend s PTSD or evil nature was impassioned and then have a good wine together while all the rest of them finish the evening bylanning a vacation to Capri It would have been so much fun Ian is way way too rigid uite beyond the emotive and mental war. The village however Following in the shoes of a dead man he is told the case is all but closed Even as it takes an unexpected ersonal turn Rutledge will reuire all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused the grieving arents of the victim and local olice eager to see th. ,
Free download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê Charles ToddLegacy to go with the flow of his job IMHO All this murdering beatings mayhem burning down of cottages etc isn t being done by 4 fashionable ladies with Nebular Sammelband 5 - Galaxis in Panik perfect hats to match Come on Guido would have know that without all the interviews and could have slept late at the same time before his morning cappuccino hitLastly Ian better get a lucky and jolly girlfriend soon or he is going to become monkish And a better criminal case with some stylish Art Deco in it would not hurt either Give him a weekend at Downton Abbey or Highclere Estate at least No vicarages orig farms For the last several months I have been reading through the large spate of Nightwing: On the Razor's Edge psychological thrillers beingublished all supposed to be the new Gone Girl or Girl on the train Some are good some not but they have all become jumbled in my head one just blending in with the other and I grew tired of them It was so nice to return to straight out detective Bakunin: The Creative Passion procedural or historical novels Need to catch up on some of my series of which this is oneTwo years after the war ended Rutledge who is emotionally scarred from the Battle at Somme has returned toolice work He carries some excess baggage with him the ghost or spirit if you will of a man from his battalion that he had to execute for disobeying a direct order His name is Hamish and he is Rutledge s constant companion I This outing four young well bred women are accused of killing drowning a young well of banker s sonThis The Donegal Woman periodiece has such a great authentic atmosphere Slower Martha's Chickens and the Pirates paced detective work took time back in the days before the internet and social media they had to uestion witnesses sometimes several times travel which took longer and then uestion again Looking for a thread toull and than following it with the hopeful end result of The Necromancer, or The Tale of the Black Forest putting them together to form a completeictureRutledge is a likable character Hamish adds something a little special and a little different to this series Looking forward to the next case I used to read a lot mysteries than I do now when I ve gravitated towards thrillers and Amstel Girl: Playing With Destiny psychological suspense This book was a true mystery and a little too sedate for my taste It wasn t until two thirds of the way through this book that the story actually became interesting to me I have not read anything else by this author but this the 18th book in the series worked fine as a standalone I suspect however that the author s fans will like it than I didIn this book Inspector Ian Rutledge who has recently returned to Scotland Yard after serving in the First World War is sent to Cornwall to investigate an attempted murder Rutledge works alone except for an imaginary consciencecompanion named Hamish I gather that Hamish is a standardresence in other books in this series I found it decidedly odd but not too intrusive I guess fans of the series like it I got no sense of who Rutledge is or why he has been the focus of so many booksRight from the start I thought that there were too many suspects and too many red herrings which added the book and led to a lodding story In this
case it was literally A Diary of Darkness: The Wartime Diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi plodding as Rutledge trudged from house to house interviewing the sameeople over and overit was literally Hiam plodding as Rutledge trudged from house to house interviewing the sameeople over and over Sometimes he only attempted to interview them because if a suspect or sometimes their father or a maid told him they didn t want to talk to him he just went away It may be how real olice work operates but it doesn t make "for exciting reading The solution to the case came out of left "exciting reading The solution to the case came out of left and didn t seem at all realistic to me but there was an exciting though unbelievable scene near the end Ultimately I found this a leasant read but better for Barbarossa Through Soviet Eyes people who like their stories tame I received a free copy of this book from theublisher Sigh I really really wanted to give this three stars but in all honesty I just can t One fine day four young women go boating on the river On the way home they encounter a man whose boat is sinking and of course they try to rescue him Or do they In the end the man is dead and the four friends are accused of murder Inspector Ian Rutledge is called in to investigate only to find a shocking lack of evidence and great resistance from everyone he talks to There are blustering fathers an evasive eyewitness old grudges unexplained night walkers and a mysterious young lady who cannot be found And bodiesThe Kropotkin: 'The Conquest of Bread' and Other Writings plot sounds good but the execution was clumsy There were too many red herrings that ultimately became insignificant details and the final resolution which should have been a majorart than an after thought was rushed and too easy given all the initial misdirection In the beginning the writing was choppy and tentative though the Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading pace and flow improved as the bookrogressed Also the timing of this book was unclear Going by Ian s thinking and behavior it was difficult to tell at first if it came in seuence with the rest of the series or was an insertion into the timeline There were mentions of Ian s Tajna vještina - Gibonni biografija past loves Jean and Meredith which gave an indication that there might be a happy future for him which is a good thing He didn t seem as troubled as he has inast books although he did have a token thought of ending it all at the river which seemed to me to be stuck in as an impulse oh look here s a good 10 Soluciones Simples Para El Deficit de Atencion En Adultos place for a suicidal thought and Hamish made little appearance hereThis will be go on my keeper shelf but mostly because I have all the othersI received this uncorrectedroof in a Goodreads giveaway NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE is book 18 in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series I have only reviously read the first book in this series but I had no roblem getting into this book There are some mentioning of events from The Tale of Pepper the Pony: Kingfisher Foldout previous books but I don t think one needs to readrevious books to keep up with what s going on in NO SHRED OF EVIDENCEREAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION. Ese four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol Then why hasn’t the killing stoppedWith no shred of evidence to clear the accused Rutledge must A Lion Among Men plunge deep into the darkest secrets of a wild beautiful and dangerouslace if he is to find a killer who may or may not hold the key to their fa.