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The Confession (Inspector Ian Rutledge Series #14)

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    What a Pleasure

    What a pleasure to meet up with Inspector Ian Rutladge once again. A dying man comes into the yard in order to confess to a murder that took place during the war, refuses to give more information, and is then murdered. Who would murder a dying man? Who exactly was the dying man and why did he conceal his identity? Who did he murder?

    The quest to find the answers to these questions takes Inspector Rutledge from London to a insular village with lots of secrets to hide, an abandon house on the marsh, and several unexplained deaths.

    Inspector Rutledge deals with a big shake up at the yard and also with his sister and his lack of personal life. Interestingly, although Hamish does appear, I do not believe it is quite as frequently as in past books. Is Inspector Rutledge maybe beginning to cope with his war expriences?

    The mystery in this story is a good one and it is very hard to sort out victims, villains, and those who are perhapse a bit of both. I love Inspector Rutledge and look forward to his next adventure.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    Seeds of Evil

    This latest in the long-running Inspector Ian Rutledge series finds him in his office shortly after the end of World War I listening to a man calling himself Wyatt Russell confess to murdering his cousin years before.. The man tells Rutledge he has stomach cancer and just a very short time to live but wanted to “clear his conscience.” Little did he know that he would be shot in the head and left in the Thames in just a matter of days. Now the Inspector has more than one murder to solve, and embarks on a quest that takes him to a little fishing village north of London in Essex where he encounters many more mysteries.

    Rutledge learns that the man was not who he claimed to be, and that was but the first thing he had to unravel. Then to discover the meaning of the only clue he had: a gold woman’s locket with the picture of a young girl, found around the man’s neck. Without the sanction of an official inquiry, the Inspector proceeds to develop the facts, despite the uncooperative and even hostile reception he receives in the village where additional murders and deaths occur.

    A novel written by the mother-and-son team writing under the nom de plume Charles Todd, Confession is up to the high level of its predecessors: the plot is tightly woven, the characters well-drawn and the reader is drawn forward anxiously waiting to find out what comes next. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Top notch again

    Another engaging and delectable story featuring that well-rounded character - Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard. Can't say which of the Rutledge mysteries is the best: they're all equally enjoyable. Good character development in a well-written and interesting story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you won't be disappointed!

    Plenty of twists and good plots and characters, I enjoyed and I can see Ian Rutledge became older and deal with his shell shock better. Worthwhile!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    Read into a very devious plot!

    As usual you think you now where the flow is going, but you don't. Hard to put down and sleep. A great series of books!

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    Loved this book! So many twists and turns--lots of red herrings

    Loved this book! So many twists and turns--lots of red herrings which had me puzzling over who the murderer really was. Vintage Charles Todd with Inspector Rutledge at his finest. Would recommend very highly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    I love this series. Would love to see a PBS series made from th

    I love this series. Would love to see a PBS series made from the books. As usual the mother/son authors have a great twist to the ending. Looking forward to the next book. Also recommend the Bess Crawford series.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

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    Furnham was a fishing town with very unfriendly residents that c

    Furnham was a fishing town with very unfriendly residents that could spot an unfriendly outsider immediately when he walked into town. Ian Rutledge was the stranger that screamed police, and the residents screamed nothing but coldness and silence. What could they be hiding, and why would they deny that they knew anything about the dead man in the photo when he had relatives in the town and had lived there nearby as a child? The residents of Furnham were an odd lot with loyalty to each other and the entire town.

    Rutledge definitely felt all the answers to the murdered man were in this small fishing town, but getting the information was going to prove to be difficult. He returned time after time much to the anger of the town’s residents, but the clues were there....they just had to be “dug” out. Another thing to consider too.....was the current investigation connected to past people and past disappearances and murders? Is that why the town was so closed mouthed?

    Don’t miss out on this one ……Ian was on another great investigation in this Todd mystery and, of course, Hamish was there as well. The setting, the twists and turns of the storyline, the subplots, and the fascinating, well-described characters will again keep you involved and turning the pages.

    I always look forward to an Ian Rutledge mystery....you get completely involved with the story and characters. 5/5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Always a great read!

    Love this whole series and it keeps getting better. Highly recommend.

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