In this absorbing new entry in the acclaimed bestselling series, Scotland Yards Ian Rutledge is caught up in a twisted web of vengeance and murderOn the north coast of Cornwall, an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder. Four young women have been accused of the crime. A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case. However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed. Even as it takes an unexpected personal turn, Rutledge will require all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused, the grieving parents of the victim, and local police eager to see these four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol. Then why hasnt the killing stopped?With no shred of evidence to clear the accused, Rutledge must plunge deep into the darkest secrets of a wild, beautiful and dangerous place if he is to find a killer who may-or may not-hold the key to their fate....
|Title||:||No Shred of Evidence (Inspector Ian Rutledge #18)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||357 pages|
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No Shred of Evidence (Inspector Ian Rutledge #18) Reviews
Ian Rutledge is barely back in London from a case when his superior sends him to Cornwall; the previous inspector assigned to the case dropped dead of a heart attack. Rutledge is given a synopsis of the case--four young women out for a row on the Camel River are accused of attempting to drown a local banker's son. But Ian is unprepared when he arrives to conduct new interviews, and finds one of the accused is Kate Gordon, the cousin of his one-time fiancee Jean, and a young woman who was once in ...more
Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd. As Charles Todd, they have written eighteen books set in post-World War I England and featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge.
Rutledge is secretly suffering from shell shock (inter alia) from the Battle of the Somme, a horrific battle in which the British had 419,654 casualties, with 131,000 dead and an untold number victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (known as "shell shock" at the time of WWI). Ins ...more
I enjoy these books by the mother/son writing team know as Charles Todd. They write about Bess Crawford, WWI Nurse, and Ian Rutledge WWI veteran who is an inspector with Scotland Yard. He is also suffering from PTSD and has an ongoing conversation with the voice of Hamish, one of his men he lost in the war and has yet to forgive himself for Hamish's death. Although in this story, Ian seems to be making some good progress towards putting his life back together and is hearing Hamish less often in ...more
A second Ian Rutledge book read in 2017. These are gentle mysteries - no bang-bang shoot 'em up stuff. I really like the main character and his quirky (but dead) sidekick.
Sigh. I really, really wanted to give this three stars, but in all honesty I just can't.
One fine day, four young women go boating on the river. On the way home, they encounter a man whose boat is sinking, and of course, they try to rescue him. Or do they? In the end, the man is dead and the four friends are accused of murder. Inspector Ian Rutledge is called in to investigate only to find a shocking lack of evidence, and great resistance from everyone he talks to. There are blustering fathers, ...more
An amazing novel! Ian Rutledge is a wonderful man. Charles Todd is a wonderful writer. I bond with their characters. I love the scenery. I'd like to do a Todd tour of Ian's sites!
Todd keeps your interest high. Danger is present. I like that they've softened Hamish somewhat. Now I hope Ian catches up with Kate. He deserves to be happy!
It feels like my Kindle is empty without a Todd title (in spite of the 12 books I have on it now).
I just can't say how much I admire Ian and Charles Todd! Wunderbar ...more
The Ian Rutledge books make up a superior series. The impact of World War I on English society is always apparent within the individual books in the series. The challenge of hunting murderers in a pre-CSI world is always interesting. The description of Rutledge's personal challenges, deeply rooted in his wartime experience, are frequently moving. I look forward to each book eagerly. Having said all that, I have issues with "No Shred of Evidence" that won't lower its 4-star rating, but explain wh ...more