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Wings of Fire

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In Charles Todd's Wings of Fire, Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine. Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose war poetry helped Rutledge retain his grasp on sanity in the trenches of France. Guided by the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly executed on the battlefield, Rutledge is driven to uncover the haunting truths of murder and madness rooted in a family crypt...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 25.4mm | 45.36g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0312965680
  • 9780312965686
  • 65,589

Review quote

Fine writing. A spectacular conclusion that rejuvenates the cliche 'It was a dark and stormy night.' "Washington Post Book World"

A strong mystery, filled with fine characterizations [and] a superb eye for Cornwall...Wise and wily. "The Boston Globe"

[Todd wraps] his challenging plot, complex characters, and subtle psychological insights in thick layers of atmosphere. "The New York Times Book Review""
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About Charles Todd

Charles Todd lives on America's East Coast, but he knows England well. Intrigued by puzzles in the human spirit, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Ian Rutledge series, including Wings of Fire and Search the Dark.
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Rating details

4,848 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 28% (1,368)
4 46% (2,249)
3 22% (1,056)
2 3% (143)
1 1% (32)
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