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Hunting Shadows

An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

By Charles Todd

A dangerous case with ties leading back to the battlefields of World War I dredges up dark memories for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge in Hunting Shadows, a gripping and atmospheric historical mystery set in 1920s England, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd.

A society wedding at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered. After another body is found, the baffled local constabulary turns to Scotland Yard. Though the second crime had a witness, her description of the killer is so strange its unbelievable.

Despite his experience, Inspector Ian Rutledge has few answers of his own. The victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically seems to connect them—except the killer. As the investigation widens, a clear suspect emerges. But for Rutledge, the facts still don’t add up, leaving him to question his own judgment.

In going over the details of the case, Rutledge is reminded of a dark episode he witnessed in the war. While the memory could lead him to the truth, it also raises a prickly dilemma. To stop a murderer, will the ethical detective choose to follow the letter—or the spirit—of the law?


Format: Book
Author: Todd, Charles
Summary: "A man is murdered at a society wedding held at Ely Cathedral, and the local police are mystified. In the end, they send for Scotland Yard, but not before another man is killed. This time, there's a witness, but her description of the killer is so strange that no one believes her. So it's Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge's task to find out who the murderer is and why he has set out on this killing spree, because there is another death, and the three victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically can connect them. Even as Rutledge begins to close in on the perpetrator, he finds himself doubting his own judgment because the facts are contradictory. It isn't until the fourth murder that something Rutledge witnessed in the war gives him the key and brings back an episode he has tried to forget. But that leaves him with a moral dilemma with only one solution. Will he follow the letter - or the spirit - of the law?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Hunting shadows : an Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery / Charles Todd.
Publisher Date: New York : William Morrow, 2014.
Subject: Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- Scotland -- Fiction. Scotland -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780062237187 (hardback) 0062237187 (hardback) 0062237187 9780062237187
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: PS3570.O37 H86 2014
Oclc: 849641496
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Bib Id: 497957

Format: Book
Author: Todd, Charles.
Summary: "A man is murdered at a society wedding held at Ely Cathedral, and the local police are mystified. In the end, they send for Scotland Yard, but not before another man is killed. This time, there's a witness, but her description of the killer is so strange that no one believes her. So it's Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge's task to find out who the murderer is and why he has set out on this killing spree, because there is another death, and the three victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically can connect them. Even as Rutledge begins to close in on the perpetrator, he finds himself doubting his own judgment because the facts are contradictory. It isn't until the fourth murder that something Rutledge witnessed in the war gives him the key and brings back an episode he has tried to forget. But that leaves him with a moral dilemma with only one solution. Will he follow the letter - or the spirit - of the law?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Hunting shadows : an Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery / Charles Todd.
Publisher, Date: New York : William Morrow, 2014.
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries
Series: Todd, Charles. Inspector Ian Rutledge novels.
Subjects: Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Police -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Subjects: Scotland -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013021319
ISBN: 9780062237187 (hardback)
ISBN: 0062237187 (hardback)
ISBN: 0062237187
ISBN: 9780062237187
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: PS3570.O37 H86 2014