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The Red Door: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery | [Charles Todd]

The Red Door: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

June 1920. In a house with a red door lies the body of a woman who has been bludgeoned to death. Rumor has it that two years earlier, she'd painted that door to welcome her husband back from the Front - only he never came home. Meanwhile, in London, a man suffering from a mysterious illness first goes missing and then just as suddenly reappears. He is unable to explain his recovery. Inspector Ian Rutledge must solve the cases.
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Publisher's Summary

June 1920. In a house with a red door lies the body of a woman who has been bludgeoned to death. Rumor has it that two years earlier, she'd painted that door to welcome her husband back from the Front - only he never came home.

Meanwhile, in London, a man suffering from a mysterious illness first goes missing and then just as suddenly reappears. He is unable to explain his recovery.

Inspector Ian Rutledge must solve the cases. Who was the woman who lived and died behind the red door? Who was the man who never came home from the Great War, for the simple reason that he might never have gone? And what have they to do with a man who cannot break the seal of his own guilt without damning those he loves most?

Solve another case with Inspector Ian Rutledge.

©2010 Charles Todd; (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks America

What the Critics Say

"One of the strongest entries yet in a series that shows no sign of losing steam. Once again Todd perfectly balances incisive portraits of all the characters, not just the complex and original lead." (Publishers Weekly)

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    patricia washington 12-19-13
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    "Watching a movie threw my ears"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Red Door to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I felt like I was watching a movie. The delivery was so good. the story and the way it was written I felt like I was there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all of the characters. They seemed so real. because of the way it was written and the wonderful way it was delievered!


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    The detective. was my favorite you could feel his thoughts so cool.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt so bad about him, not getting the girl in the end. I felt scared when his boss was upset with him. It was just really good.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to a lot of books. But this one was really good. and the way the book was delivered seemed like there were so many people doing it. Many books I listen to, they do not have the depth as this one. Gosh I wish the narrator would do many more he is great!!

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    Deborah Homer, Alaska, United States 09-29-13
    Deborah Homer, Alaska, United States 09-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wish the Whole Series were Audio"
    What made the experience of listening to The Red Door the most enjoyable?

    I spend a lot of time in the car and these novels keep my interest--excellent writing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mystery! Also, love historical novels


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes--same---giving the Characters real life


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    Karin 04-26-13
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    "Great narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Red Door to be better than the print version?

    This reader does a good job. I like his voice - and thereby the voice he gives the inspector.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Great plot. Good story. Nicely written. Multiple issues being addressed by the same person during the same time period.


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    Worth it.

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    HIII 07-26-12
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    "Twisting roads lead to the Red Door"

    Charles Todd winds several stories into this part of the Ian Rutledge series. I liked listening carefully to follow the different paths until they merged. This is a good listen. I think Simon Prebble does a wonderful narration.

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    Diane 04-13-11
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    "Good Narrator and story but slowwwww"

    THis novel is just too slow for me - didn't finish. Narrator is excellent it's well written but it's just too slow and quiet of a story.

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    Amazon Customer College Station, Texas United States 02-26-11
    Amazon Customer College Station, Texas United States 02-26-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "Shades of Agatha"

    Being a fan of British Mystery for numerous years, Charles Todd has written a marvelous whodunit!. I find the chief character of Inspector Rutledge a true to form British detective. The ending of this book will come as a real surprise to most. This is my second Ian Rutledge Mystery and I can't wait to begin my third encounter with a master story teller.

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    "The Red Door:An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery"

    I have found another favorite author. Loved the book! The reader was wonderful!
    I never guessed the conclusion ahead of time.

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    judy 02-17-11
    judy 02-17-11
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    "An enjoyable read"

    The detective is an interesting character and the story keeps one listening for what comes next. The aristocratic family with their secrets and the investigation into the murder of a lonely woman become intertwined and keep you guessing about "who done it." The narrator does a great job as the voice of various characters with British accents. This makes it an interesting audio book. I will listen to more from this author and narrator.

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    Elaine 10-07-10
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    "Excellent Book"

    I bought this book on a recommendation from Audible. I enjoyed it a lot. Charles Todd did an excellent job creating believable characters and crafting a story that hangs together well. Although I had an idea who the guilty party was I was uncertain until the end. A really excellent book! I look forward to reading and listening to other books by Charles Todd.

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    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 04-26-11
    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 04-26-11 Member Since 2008

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    "A cliff hanger all the way"

    This is a great mystery book and it keeps you hanging in suspense all the way. It is not at all obvious who the guilty person is. There are so many details that makes this story come alive and Simon Prebble's narration is first rate. The only part I found hard to swallow was "Hamish" Ruteledge's WWI Ghost who talks to him and often forces him to focus on small details. This is a great mystery and thank goodness there is none of the "detective in danger" which is so prevalent in many of today's mysteries. This is good solid police work and every character in the book is well delineated. I recommend this highly.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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