January 2011 Indie Next List
“Charles Todd has penned another mystery masterpiece! Ian Rutledge is determined to find the killer who is garroting soldiers from Eastfield Company who survived the Great War. With the voice of Hamish, a dead soldier, constantly in his head, Inspector Rutledge wades through the red herrings and mistaken directions of the villagers. Along the way, we are reminded of the horrors and lasting effects of war while rooting for Ian to find love and happiness despite his fragile mental state.”
— Kathy Wales, Martha's Bookstore, Balboa Island, CA
Todd's Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.
Critics have called Charles Todd's historical mystery series featuring shell-shocked World War One veteran Inspector Ian Rutledge remarkable (New York Times Book Review), heart-breaking (Chicago Tribune), fresh and original (South Florida Sun-Sentinel). In A Lonely Death, the haunted investigator is back in action, trying to solve the murders of three ex-soldiers in a small English village. A true master of evocative and atmospheric British crime fiction, Charles Todd reaches breathtaking new heights with A Lonely Death a thrilling tale of the darkness in men's souls that will have fans of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, and Anne Perry cheering.