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The Murder Stone
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HarperAudio 2020
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"A stunner, exquisitely plotted and characterized, with Todd's trademark meticulous backdrop of World War I-era England."—Strand Magazine

The Great War is still raging when Francesca Hatton's adored grandfather dies on his estate in England's isolated Exe Valley. She is his sole heir, for her five cousins are dead now on the battlefields of France. Among his effects, Francesca is stunned to find a letter cursing the Hattons. And at the funeral, a stranger publicly accuses Hatton of murder. Who was her grandfather? The kind man who raised her—or a secretive killer? For in the back garden where she and her cousins once played, there is a white stone they always called the Murder Stone. Alone, with no one to help her, Francesca is determined to clear Hatton's good name. But when a series of ominous "accidents" occur, she realizes that in her pursuit of the truth, she has crossed the path of someone who won't be satisfied until all the Hattons are dead.

Praise for The Murder Stone
"Todd's mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days."—Washington Post Book World

"Seamless . . . a compelling insight into the home front during 1916."—Chicago Tribune

"A gripping novel of family secrets set against the tragedy of World War I."—Mystery Lovers Bookshop News
"Many twists and turns, angst-ridden characters, and an evocative historical setting. A gripping read."—Library Journal

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Street Date:
02/11/2020
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062955128
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Charles Todd. (2020). The Murder Stone. Unabridged HarperAudio.

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Charles Todd. 2020. The Murder Stone. HarperAudio.

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Charles Todd, The Murder Stone. HarperAudio, 2020.

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Charles Todd. The Murder Stone. Unabridged HarperAudio, 2020.

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"A stunner, exquisitely plotted and characterized, with Todd's trademark meticulous backdrop of World War I-era England."—Strand Magazine

The Great War is still raging when Francesca Hatton's adored grandfather dies on his estate in England's isolated Exe Valley. She is his sole heir, for her five cousins are dead now on the battlefields of France. Among his effects, Francesca is stunned to find a letter cursing the Hattons. And at the funeral, a stranger publicly accuses Hatton of murder. Who was her grandfather? The kind man who raised her—or a secretive killer? For in the back garden where she and her cousins once played, there is a white stone they always called the Murder Stone. Alone, with no one to help her, Francesca is determined to clear Hatton's good name. But when a series of ominous "accidents" occur, she realizes that in her pursuit of the truth, she has crossed the path of someone who won't be satisfied until all the Hattons are dead.

Praise for The Murder Stone
"Todd's mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days."—Washington Post Book World

"Seamless . . . a compelling insight into the home front during 1916."—Chicago Tribune

"A gripping novel of family secrets set against the tragedy of World War I."—Mystery Lovers Bookshop News
"Many twists and turns, angst-ridden characters, and an evocative historical setting. A gripping read."—Library Journal

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        After six superb historicals (A Fearsome Doubt, etc.) featuring Inspector Rutledge, a man haunted by his WWI experiences, Todd misses the mark in his first stand-alone, a predictable, unengaging story of family secrets. Francesca Hatton, an unworldly young woman who's been volunteering for the Red Cross in London since the start of the Great War, returns in 1916 to her family home in the isolated Exe Valley, where her beloved grandfather, Francis Hatton, is on his death bed. After Francis dies, she finds that he kept many things from her, ranging from large properties he owned and maintained to his personal relationships. Her confusion is only compounded when a wounded ex-soldier, whose days are numbered, appears and accuses the older Hatton of having murdered his mother decades earlier. Despite her adoration of the man who reared her and her five orphaned male cousins, she begins to question her faith in him. Those doubts lead her to reexamine the mysterious deaths of her parents and numerous other relatives, though her sleuthing is little more sophisticated than that of Nancy Drew. Given the masterful way Todd's Rutledge novels capture the horrors of trench warfare and the brutal slaughter's effect on those returning to civilian life, it's all the more surprising that his portrayal of the war and its scars here is superficial. Todd's many admirers would be advised to give this a pass and wait for the next entry in the Rutledge series. (Nov. 4)FYI:Todd is the pseudonym of a mother-son writing team.

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