A Matter Of Justice (Inspector Ian Rutledge #11)
At the turn of the century, in a war taking place far from England, two soldiers chance upon an opportunity that will change their lives forever. To take advantage of it, they will be required to do the unthinkable, and then to p...more
However, the tension was seriously diminished by the disclosures in the beginning of the book. The reader always knows more than the detective, which eliminates the opportunity to guess "who done it."
A more serious problem, at least for me, was that I really didn't come to care about any of the characters. None of them are developed enough to become whole people.
Todd, Charles (Charles and Mary Todd) – 11th in series
HarperCollins, 2009, ARC – ISBN: 9780061233593
First Sentence: Ronald Evering was in his study, watching a mechanical toy bank go through its motions, when the idea first came to him.
During the Boar War, Harold Quarles committed a heinous act of cowardice, brutality and, along with a partner, greed. Twenty years’ later, Inspector Ian Rutledge has been call to the town of Cambury. Th ...more
Author: Charles Todd
Publisher: William Morrow
The psychological aspect is ramped up in this novel. Inspector Ian Rutledge is called from a friend’s wedding celebration to take over an investigation of the murder of a member of the local gentry that universally was disliked. Ian has his hands full of suspects where normally his investigations take time to turn up a single suspect. Several in the town have motives to kill th ...more
In this case, Rutledge is called to a small village to investigate a murder where the victim's body has been displayed in an unusual way. He has just come from the wedding of a good friend and is the nearest inspector to the village. He finds the local inspector not entirely open about all the local feelings surrounding the v ...more
The old saying "Revenge is a dish best served cold" drives the plot in "A Matter of Justice." In a riveting departure from previous plotting devices, we know exactly who the murder victim is and the reason for his death. It's a matter of Rutledge putting th ...more
Charles Todd is an American mother and son writing team. Inspector Ian Rutledge is their Scotland Yard inspector who stars in a series of novels set in the 1920s. ‘A Matter of Justice’ is the latest novel in the series.
I always have reservations about American authors who claim to love England. England is the first error, it’s the United Kingdom, usually shortened to the UK, or Britain please. Saying England insults the Scots, Irish and Welsh who are part of the nation Such authors say they vis ...more
This was a mystery in which you know who the guilty person is at the beginning.
Ian Rutledge and Meredith Channing need to get together!! But then would the books be the same? Would Ian change so much that he couldn't solve mysteries? Maybe that's why they don't get together.There is more then one killer in this book - and all the killers were surprises in the end. Fingerprints, warrants and DNA evidence would have solv ...more
At first I was a little concerned about their decision to introduce the murderer so early in the book, but in the end I thought this actually added to the enjoyment. I knew what was coming, but watching Rutledge ...more
I just love reading anything by Charles Todd. This was a wonderful book, full of twists and turns and is another fine addition to the Inspector Ian Rutledge series. The perspective of how the war affected Inspector Rutledge is sorrowful but fascinating. I look forward to reading more in this series, as well as the Bess Crawford series and the stand-alone books by Charles Todd.