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The Confession

An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

by Charles Todd

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The Confession by Charles Todd
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012
    352 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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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 and Caroline Todd are a mother-and-son writing team who live on the east coast of the United States. Caroline has a BA in English Literature and History, and a Masters in International Relations. Charles has a BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Business Management, and a culinary arts degree that means he can boil more than water. Caroline has been married (to the same man) for umpteen years, and Charles is divorced.

Charles and Caroline have a rich storytelling heritage. Both spent many evenings on the porch listening to their fathers and grandfathers reminisce. And a maternal grandmother told marvelous ghost stories. This tradition allows them to write with passion about events before their own time. And an uncle/great-uncle who served as a flyer...

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