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The Confession

An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

By Charles Todd

The Confession
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012,
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The Confession is historical crime fiction at its finest, continuing Charles Todd's New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring severely damaged British World War I veteran, and yet still astonishingly efficient Scotland Yard inspector, Ian Rutledge. Todd's troubled investigator wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder. The Confession is a must-read for every fan of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, and Jacqueline Winspear, as post-war London's best detective finds himself ensnared in a dark and deadly investigation that unearths shocking small town secrets dating back more than a century.

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"One of the best historical series being written today." - Washington Post

"Todd once and for all establishes the shell-shocked Rutledge as the genre's most complex and fascinating detective." - Entertainment Weekly

"Starred Review. The plot convolutions compel, but the book's main strength is its remarkable lead..." - Publishers Weekly

"Rutledge, still consumed with his own war memories, seems headed for a fierce emotional collapse this time out. One fervently hopes the Todd writing partnership can offer him solace in the next go-round." - Kirkus Reviews

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Charles Todd Author Biography

Charles Todd is the author of nine Ian Rutledge mysteries to date, and one stand-alone novel, The Murder Stone. This USA-based mother-and-son (Charles & Caroline) writing team maintain a strong level of anonymity, even though they appear on many author panels together and Charles is a very active member of the Mystery Writers of America. They live somewhere along America's mid-Atlantic coastline.  Some biographies show Charles living in Greenville Delaware, but that simply refers to a P.O. box they maintain.  

Ian Rutledge Series

  1. A Test of Wills (1996) 
  2. Wings of Fire (1998)
  3. Search the Dark (1999)
  4. Legacy of the Dead (2000)
  5. Watchers of Time (2001)
  6. A Fearsome Doubt (2002)
  7. A Cold Treachery (2005)
  8. A Long Shadow (2006)
  9. A False Mirror (...

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