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Legacy of the Dead by Charles Todd
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Jan 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: british-society, detective, historical-mystery, psychological-suspense, shell-shock, twentieth-century, world-war-one
Read from January 08 to 15, 2011

Charles Todd continues the investigations of Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard. This series continues to keep the reader engaged with the same strength as Rutledge's introduction in "A Test of Wills." This time Rutledge is sent to Scotland to discover whether the bones of a skeleton discovered on the moor might belong to Eleanor Gray, a young lady of high social standing who disappeared in 1916. Rutledge's constant psychic companion Hamisch MacLeod is in full voice in "Legacy of the Dead." The young woman being held in jail as a suspect for the murder on the moor is none other than the girl to whom Hamisch was engaged before he went to war in France. His only love, Fiona, has taken his name, claims to be a war widow, and has a child whom she has named after Rutledge because of the respect in which MacLeod had held Rutledge in life. Whose child has Fiona been raising? And why won't she reveal the identity of the mother or the father of the child? What secret does she hold more important than her own life? If Rutledge doesn't unravel the mystery of the child's identity and learns the true fate of the body on the moor, Fiona will go to the gallows. Another winner from the mother and son team writing under the name Charles Todd.

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