Review: THE CONFESSION by Charles Todd

Impressions In Ink recently reviewed The Confession, part of the Inspector Rutledge mystery series by Charles Todd, for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

Our main character is Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard in London, England. The time period is post World War I. Rutledge is a Veteran of the war and suffers from shell shock or what we now call post traumatic stress disorder. His present commander of Scotland Yard is sensitive to this issue, but as the book transgresses Rutledge worries about his “problems” affect in his other commander’s eyes. Rutledge is able to fulfill is duties as an inspector in spite of his shell shock. He is a man of determination, sacrifice, honor, and grit.

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Review: THE CONFESSION by Charles Todd

Savvy Verse & Wit recently read and reviewed The Confession by Charles Todd for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

While set after the war, it is clear that the battles have impacted Rutledge, and many of the men and families he encounters in the book as he unravels the murder mystery.  Todd’s mystery resembles that of Sherlock Holmes, though Rutledge’s Watson is Hamish who died in the war.  Deductions are made carefully from a series of innocuous events and statements from witness, neighbors, and others as Rutledge attempts to trace the heritage of the Russell family in Furnham.  And of course, there are some red herrings.

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