Mass Market Paperbound
320 pages, 6.85 × 4.21 × 0.91 in
May 4, 1999
St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312965680
ISBN - 13: 9780312965686
From the Publisher
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...
About the Author
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.
From Our Editors
Author Charles Todd brings back Inspector Ian Rutledge, this time to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the Cornwall family. It doesn't take the inspector long to realize there's nothing routine about this case! One of the dead is a spinster whose poetry helped Rutledge keep his sanity in the trenches of World War I. Guided by the voice of the Scot he executed on the battlefield, Rutledge digs to uncover the secrets of a hidden family murder in Wings of Fire.
"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