A Pale Horse (Inspector Ian Rutledge #10)
In the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask. Next to him is a book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector in the Great War. Who is this man, and is the investigation into his death being manipulated by a thirst for revenge?
Meanwhile, the British War Office is searchin...more
Let me say first and again (and I blame the Todds for this, too) I LOVE this series! But I have observed and must say...
---Why are all the villagers, townsfolk, suspects, witnesses, and even victims invariably hostile, unfriendly, secretive, stubborn,manipulative, obfuscating, resentful and uncooperative to the extreme...more
Ian Rutledge is sent to a small English t...more
It was the cover image of the great Uffington White Horse, the prehistoric chalk effigy that races across the Be...more
A classic, traditional Golden Age suspense novel from a veteran pair of savvy crime writers. The mother/son writing team persist in producing historical crime novels of excellence, taste and balance. That the stories are thoughtfully constructed with many seemingly disparate parts coming together in nicely meshed, logical progressions is a distinct advantage for the reader.
The tall incisively intelligent Scotland Yard Inspector, Ian Rutledge, is back again in another puzzler. This time his inve...more
Two aspects bugged me:
1) Rutledge gets pushed around by lots of people in this novel--local police, suspects, witnesses. Showing his Scotland Yard...more
Todd, Charles – 11th in series
William Morrow, 2008, US Hardcover - ISBN: 0061233560
First Sentence: It was nearing the full moon, and the night seemed to shimmer with light.
Inspector Ian Rutledge has been sent to Berkshire, the location of the ancient Celtic chalk horse. The British War Office has lost track of one of their own and want him found. In nearby Yorkshire Fountains Abbey, the body of a man, wrapped in...more
Meanwhile, miles away in another hamlet, several young boys on an erra...more