A Lonely Death

Version: Unabridged
Author: Charles Todd
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 2 minutes
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Three men have been murdered in a Sussex village, and Scotland Yard has been called in. It's a baffling case. The victims are soldiers who survived the horrors of the Great War only to meet a ghastly end in the quiet English countryside two years later. Each had been garroted, with small ID disks left in their mouths. But even Scotland Yard's presence doesn't deter this vicious and clever killer. Shortly after Inspector Ian Rutledge arrives, a fourth soldier is found dead. With few clues to go on and the pressure building, Rutledge must gamble everything to find answers--his job, his reputation, and even his life.

Reviews (1)

great story, but dark

Written by Angie Teal on February 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great detective story with the tragic Ian Rutledge, who is brilliant and kind, but so unhappy. Between his professional life and love life you wonder how he can keep going on. Ian has to solve a difficult series of murder and does so with his usual insight, tact and sharp mind. He is also very kind (no spoilers given). The story line and solving of the murders is wonderful and enthralling. But I had to take away a star because the series is just getting too dark. I realize the author wants him to be a tragic hero, but please give him a break. Somebody needs to reign in his vile superintendent Boyles and fellow inspector Mickelson. A terminal disease would come in very handy.

Author Details

Author Details

Todd, Charles

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, they live on the East Coast.