The Black Ascot
Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.
An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible—but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the su
In The Black Ascot, Ian Rutledge, working for Scotland Yard, is on the hunt for an elusive killer. What spawns the hunt is a tip from a former convict. These are always suspicious for you ne ...more
Ian Rutledge, Inspector with Scotland Yard, is on the hunt to find the missing murderer of beautiful Blanche Thorne Fletcher-Munro. It’s 1921 and the crafty murderer has been able to successfully hide for the past ten years.
A smal ...more
Inspector Ian Rutledge saves the life of a man who is suffering from shell shock and threatening to commit suicide. In turn, the man gives him a tip that Alan Barrington, a man who was suspected of committing murder during the Black Ascot horse race 10 years previous, is back in England. When Rutledge's own sanity is called into question, after many years of hiding his suffering from shell shock, he realizes he must solv ...more
After the race, there was a notorious murder of one of the attendees, a murder that was never solved. Or at least the suspect was never apprehended.
The suspect was one Alan Barrington, a wealthy man who had the means to give the police the slip. He disappeared, apparently having left the country, and never a ...more
This one had me pondering why more times than I care to count as I couldn't grasp the 'thrill of the chase' which lacked substance for 'truth keepers' seeking evidence.
It was a case of Alan Barrington who was missing for the past 10 yrs but never declared dead after a tip came in altering the direction of the investigation by Inspector Ian Rut ...more
I enjoyed this look at the time period from just before WWI to 1921. There was only one thing that I found puzzling, which concerned Rutledge's wounding by ...more
I have read and enjoyed most of the Inspector Rutledge series but not for some time so I had a short period of reaquaintance. I admit I stopped reading the series because Hamish (whose favorite word is 'Ware) had become annoying to me. That and he were much less pronounced in this book. However, I felt the book lacked direction or commitment. The case was a *cold* one and Rutledge seemed determined ...more
Charles Todd (Goodreads Author)
This is my tenth Ian Rutledge book. Unfortunately, the more I read of this series, the less I enjoy it. At several points in this one, I had nearly lost all interest in the plot or characters. Time to give Inspector Rutledge a rest.
It's all about the pursuit of truth, no matter what.
It's an intriguing start — and reminds me of Alex Grecian's The Yard (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, 1), with its initial inciting incident. It also demonstrates Rutledge's com ...more
The unique time period and setting is post-World War I in Great Britain. Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard has post-traumatic stress syndrome that emerges dramatically at unexpected times, but also appears in the gentle form of Hamish, the spirit of a young soldier who died in the war but w ...more
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None of us do. It isn't something to share, you see. What we've seen, what we've done, ought to stay in France. But it didn't, it came home in our memories. They aren't memories we want you to know. You are the world we fought for. Safe and sane and not ugly. Better to keep it that way.”