A test of wills: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery Series, Book 1
"An excellent new mystery, and one hopes, the first of a series", raves "The Chicago Tribune" about this "New York Times" Notable Book. In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge remains haunted by World War I, where he was forced to have a soldier executed for refusing to fight. When Rutledge is assigned to investigate a murder involving the military, his emotional war wounds flare. It is a case that strikes dangerously close to home--one that will test Rutledge's precarious grip on his own sanity. A "Publishers Weekly" Best Book selection. Martin's Press.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Police -- England -- Warwickshire -- Fiction
Villages -- England -- Warwickshire -- Fiction
Warwickshire (England) -- Fiction
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- England -- Fiction
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|Full title||test of wills|
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"Todd has written a first novel that speaks out, urgently and compassionately, for a long-dead generation....A meticulously wrought puzzle."
"An intricately plotted mystery. With this remarkable debut, Charles Todd breaks new ground in the historical crime novel."
"You're going to love Todd."
The first novel to feature war-damaged Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, A Test of Wills is the book that brought author Charles Todd into the spotlight. This Edgar® and Anthony Award-nominated, New York Times Notable mystery brilliantly evokes post-World War I Great Britain and introduces readers to one of crime fiction's most compelling series protagonists. Here the shell-shocked Rutledge struggles to retain his fragile grip on sanity while investigating the death of a popular army colonel, murdered, it appears, by a decorated war hero with ties to the Royal Family. A phenomenal writer, a twisting puzzle, a character-rich re-creation of an extraordinary time and place...it all adds up to one exceptional read that will delight fans of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, Jacqueline Winspear, Ruth Rendell, and other masters of the British procedural.
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|record_details||ils:a109564|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|St. Martin's Press,|1996.|305 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:b0bfa6bf-502d-481e-b97a-f7c76e0a8bb2|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009||
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|series||Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries|1|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction, Police -- England -- Warwickshire -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Villages -- England -- Warwickshire -- Fiction, Warwickshire (England) -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- England -- Fiction|
|title_display||A test of wills|
|title_full||A Test of Wills Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery Series, Book 1, A test of wills / Charles Todd|
|title_short||A test of wills|
|title_sub||Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery Series, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Police, Veterans, Villages, World War, 1914-1918|