Wings Of Fire: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles ToddWings Of Fire: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd

Wings Of Fire: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

byCharles Todd

Mass Market Paperback | May 4, 1999

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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...
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.
Title:Wings Of Fire: An Inspector Ian Rutledge MysteryFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.85 × 4.21 × 0.91 inPublished:May 4, 1999Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312965680

ISBN - 13:9780312965686

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book I am thoroughly enjoying the complexity of Insp. Ian Rutledge (and the voice of Hamish (the soldier he had executed for desertion on the Front who continues to haunt him) and his knack for solving mysteries. This time, he has the murders of three family members to solve and discovers that one of them is a recluse who wrote poetry on the war that helped him to remain sane after suffering shell shock in the French trenches. The Todd team know how to craft a good mystery while weaving some history into the background.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspector Rutledge is more interesting than before Having read the first novel about Rutledge, I had to read the next one at the earliest opportunity and I was not disappointed. This book has more turns and twists than the average kaleidoscope, and just as one is sure one has the answer, a new twist to the plot occurs. My only disappointment is that the original deaths had to occur - if the first death had not occurred there would have been no suspense/mystery to follow, but I wonder what further poetry O.A. Manning might have written...
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wings of fire Well crafted but too many familly members to keep tract on, diverting from the work to nail the guilty party.
Date published: 2015-02-18

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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.

Editorial Reviews

"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