The Black Ascot

The Black Ascot Scotland Yard s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series An astonishing tip from a grateful ex con

  • Title: The Black Ascot
  • Author: Charles Todd
  • ISBN: 0062678744
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Scotland Yard s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.An astonishing tip from a grateful ex convict seems implausible but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the su Scotland Yard s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.An astonishing tip from a grateful ex convict seems implausible but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done Rutledge is put in charge of a quiet search under cover of a routine review of a cold case.Meticulously retracing the original inquiry, Rutledge begins to know Alan Barrington well, delving into relationships and secrets that hadn t surfaced in 1910 But is he too close to finding his man His sanity is suddenly brought into question by a shocking turn of events His sister Frances, Melinda Crawford, and Dr Fleming stand by him, but there is no greater shame than shell shock Questioning himself, he realizes that he cannot look back The only way to save his career much less his sanity is to find Alan Barrington and bring him to justice But is this elusive murderer still in England Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarne

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      Charles Todd is the pen name used by the mother and son writing team, Caroline Todd and Charles Todd Together they write the Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford Series They have published two standalone mystery novels and many short stories.

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    • I enjoy these two series the Bess Crawford books have linked characters, though they still are a few years behind this series , but the plot here was a bit much Too many convenient Rutledge just was in the right place at the right time moments, too many clues popping up conveniently Rutledge is a great character though, and the Charles Todd duo do an excellent job in both series of portraying how WWI and its aftermath effected both soldiers and civilians I m sad this one wasn t up to standar I e [...]


    • As always with any long lived series, picking up the next book involves expectation and excitement and a bit of a leap of faith You hope and trust that the author s have managed to keep the characters vibrant and alive and are finding fresh ways to keep the overall arcs of their lives and interactions progressing in new and interesting ways, while keeping the main focus on some kind of mystery The peril to be avoided at all costs is a main character who just re emerges as precisely the sam As al [...]


    • Title The Black Ascot Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery 21 Author Charles ToddPages 343 ARC Year 2019Publisher William MorrowMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Inspector Ian Rutledge is handed a cold case that his boss doesn t expect him to solve His boss has no love for Ian and tells him he expects him to find the man who has been missing for ten years but allegedly has been recently spotted The missing man is wanted in connection to a murder ten years ago, but who disappeared before the tria Title The [...]


    • This is the 21st book in the Ian Rutledge series In this outing, Rutledge receives a tip that a man, Alan Barrington, who was accused of murder, but has successfully evaded capture for ten years, has been seen for the first time since his disappearance Rutledge shares his information with his superintendent who knows that if Barrington is brought in will have his career made The superintendent assigns Rutledge with the task of bringing Barrington to justice as quietly and as quickly as possib Th [...]


    • I love a book series that can make book 21 feel like book 1 There was j u s t enough backstory gracefully interspersed that I didn t feel late to the Ian Rutledge party, but still understood what was going on If you re new to Inspector Ian Rutledge books, don t fuss about catching up the only problem you re going to have is in kicking yourself because it took you so long to discover him That was me I can t believe I haven t even accidentally read one of these I ALSO love a book ser I love a book [...]


    • It s always nice to visit again with Ian Rutledge It s hard to believe that this is the 21st in the series because it feels as fresh as ever If you haven t read it, don t worry about that because Todd has skillfully interspersed parts of the back story so that you ll fully appreciate the quirks and relationships This time out, Rutludge is determined to solve an infamous murder that occurred in 1910 Alan Barrington, who was THE suspect fled England and thus the case was put to the side but no It [...]


    • I was given an advance copy of this book by the publisher, through the giveaway program.I have read and enjoyed most of the Inspector Rutledge series but not for some time so I had a short period of reaquaintance I admit I stopped reading the series because Hamish whose favorite word is Ware had become annoying to me That and he were much less pronounced in this book However, I felt the book lacked direction or commitment The case was a cold one and Rutledge seemed determined I was given an adva [...]


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