The book that I am featuring this week is one that I got from my daughter. She does love to collect those mystery books. This one is an author I have never read but the mother/son team writes a lot. This is book #14 in their Inspector Ian Rutledge series. Book #18 was just published earlier this month. They also have another series, the Bess Crawford series, which consists of 8 books, with #8 expected to be published in August of this year.
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The Confession by Charles Todd
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge #14
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by William Morrow
Scotland Yard's best detective, Inspector Ian Rutledge, must solve a dangerous case that reaches far into the past in this superb mystery in the acclaimed series
Declaring he needs to clear his conscience, a dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin five years earlier during the Great War. When Inspector Ian Rutledge presses for details, the man evades his questions, revealing only that he hails from a village east of London. With little information and no body to open an official inquiry, Rutledge begins to look into the case on his own.
Less than two weeks later, the alleged killer's body is found floating in the Thames, a bullet in the back of his head. Searching for answers, Rutledge discovers that the dead man was not who he claimed to be. What was his real name--and who put a bullet in his head? Were the "confession" and his own death related? Or was there something else in the victim's past that led to his murder?
The inspector's only clue is a gold locket, found around the dead man's neck, that leads back to Essex and an insular village whose occupants will do anything to protect themselves from notoriety. For notoriety brings the curious, and with the curious come change and an unwelcome spotlight on a centuries-old act of evil that even now can damn them all.
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