Watchers Of Time (Inspector Ian Rutledge #5)
I am becoming a wee bit disappointed in the author's propensity to end abruptly---right after the solve/arrest/reveal--pick your word. This sty...more
My second selection in this series based on what was immediately available in my local library. Goodreads hooked me on this series after winning The Red Door in December. I enjoyed this quiet post-Great War mystery enough that I will eventually read the full series beginning with the first. A "quiet" English mystery that in the long run solves two murders instead of just one; little description of violence. When compared to modern detective novels there seems to be little "rough and ready" aggre...more
I know I'm one of those people that love mysteries because you...more
The books in this series are not fast-paced, danger-laced, shoot-'em ups. Neither are they are grizzly p...more
It’s the ending of these books that drives me crazy!! The boo...more
A guy is dying, he is not Catholic - why does he ask for a priest, in addition to his vicar? Then the priest is murdered in his study. But the local police believe it was a burglary. And pick up a Strong Man. The bishop asks for someone from Scotland Yard to look in, our man Rutledge. He doesn't believe it was a burglary.
Rutledge subsequently finds out that the priest was obsessed with the sinking of the Titanic seven years before. And there is a survivo...more
As Herbert Baker (Anglican) is dying he insistently asks for a Catholic priest. When he goes to that great beyond he is sent off by both the vicar and the priest. This brings on speculations. Later the priest that questions Baker's sanity is himself dispatched. His dispatcher sets the scene to look like a simple robbery.
The local constable is content to pin the dead on an itinerant strongman (someone not local.) However as a courtesy, London has sent Inspecto...more