Hunting Shadows

Hunting Shadows : An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Large Print)

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A dangerous case with ties leading back to the battlefields of World War I dredges up dark memories for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge in Hunting Shadows, a gripping and atmospheric historical mystery set in 1920s England, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd.

A society wedding at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered. After another body is found, the baffled local constabulary turns to Scotland Yard. Though the second crime had a witness, her description of the killer is so strange its unbelievable.

Despite his experience, Inspector Ian Rutledge has few answers of his own. The victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically seems to connect them--except the killer. As the investigation widens, a clear suspect emerges. But for Rutledge, the facts still don't add up, leaving him to question his own judgment.

In going over the details of the case, Rutledge is reminded of a dark episode he witnessed in the war. While the memory could lead him to the truth, it also raises a prickly dilemma. To stop a murderer, will the ethical detective choose to follow the letter--or the spirit--of the law?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 483 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062298542
  • 9780062298546
  • 2,095,398

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Tricky plotting and rich atmospherics distinguish bestseller Todd s 16th novel featuring Scotland Yard s Insp. Ian Rutledge....Todd (the pen name of a mother-son writing team) has rarely been better. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on HUNTING SHADOWS"
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In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, Inspector Ian Rutledge is summoned to the quiet Fen country to solve a series of seemingly unconnected murders before the killer strikes again.

A society wedding in Cambridgeshire becomes a crime scene when a guest is shot just as the bride arrives. Two weeks later, after a fruitless search for clues, the local police are forced to call in Scotland Yard. But not before there is another shooting in a village close by. This second murder has a witness whose description of the killer is so horrific it's unbelievable, and she quickly recants her story.

Despite his experience, Inspector Ian Rutledge can find no connection between the two deaths. What links these two murders? Is it something in the past? Or is it only in the mind of a clever killer?

Then the case reminds Rutledge of a legendary assassin during the war. His own dark memories come back to haunt him as he hunts for the missing connection--and yet, when he finds it, it isn't as simple as he'd expected. . .
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