This is book number 8 in the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries series.
“Seamless in its storytelling and enthralling in its plotting.”
—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Dark and remarkable….Once [Todd] grabs you, there’s no putting the novel down.”
—Detroit Free Press
The Winston-Salem Journal declares that, “like P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Charles Todd writes novels that transcend genre.” A Long Shadow proves that statement true beyond the shadow of a doubt. Once again featuring Todd’s extraordinary protagonist, Scotland Yard investigator and shell-shocked World War One veteran, Inspector Ian Rutledge, A Long Shadow immerses readers in the sights and sounds of post-war Great Britain, as the damaged policeman pursues answers to a constable’s slaying and the three-year-old mystery of a young girl’s disappearance in a tiny Northamptonshire village. Read Todd’s A Long Shadow and see why the Washington Post calls the Rutledge crime novels, “one of the best historical series being written today.”
Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, Caroline passed away in August 2021 and Charles lives in Florida.
“Excels at intricate relationships among characters....Another winning story.” — Library Journal
“Riveting historical mystery.” — Romantic Times
“Incisive as ever.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A daunting portrait of a town that keeps its thoughts, its troubles and most of all its secrets to itself.” — New York Times Book Review
“[A] remarkable series....Keeps readers on the edge right up to the stunning end.” — Detroit Free Press
“Atmosphere aplenty.” — Charlotte Observer
“Evocative.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer