Inspector Ian Rutledge
Books in series16
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  • 1

    A Test of Wills

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Ian Rutledge returns to his career at Scotland Yard after years fighting in the First World War. Unknown to his colleagues he is still suffering from shell shock, and is burdened with the guilt of having had executed a young soldier on the battlefield for refusing to fight. A jealous colleague has learned of his secret and has managed to have Rutledge assigned to a difficult case which could spell disaster for Rutledge whatever the outcome. A retired officer has been murdered, and Rutledge goes to investigate.

    Carol says: "Difficult to follow the narrator"
    Difficult to follow the narrator

    Inspector Rutledge returns to his position at Scotland Yard after long and horrendous combat service as an officer in World War I. He has been damaged..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2013 by Carol (Massachusetts)
  • 2

    Wings of Fire: Ian Rutledge, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    When reclusive war poet Olivia Marlowe and her half-brother, Nicholas Cheney, die together in their ancestral home on the Cornish coast, it looks like suicide. The grieving relatives gather together to discuss the fate of Barcombe Hall, when another shocking death occurs. Inspector Rutledge, who is still shell-shocked from his experiences in the Great War, is sent from Scotland Yard to investigate. Rutledge is soon convinced that the answers to this baffling case lie within the family’s secret history.

    Mike says: "Both History and Mystery"
    Both History and Mystery

    Todd writes the tale of a detective, back from the First World War and struggling with his own demons. As a "Who Dun It", this book stands on its own..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2013 by Mike (Bethesda, MD, United States)
  • 3

    Search the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    Dorset is the latest setting for the talents of Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the First World War still haunted, literally, by his actions. Indeed, his personal ghost only serves to complicate things as his inner doubts blend into the trauma of the case.

    Marie says: "Tenacity wins the day!"
    Tenacity wins the day!

    Inspector Ian Rutledge is presented with a mystery that could result in an innocent man's death by hanging if he doesn't find out the true story. A c..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2011 by Marie (Tallahassee, FL, United States)
  • 4

    Legacy of the Dead: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    The weathered remains of Eleanor Gray are found on a Scottish mountainside, and her mother, the domineering Lady Maude Gray, requires delicate treatment. This is a case that will lead Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard to Scotland, where his harrowing journey to find the truth will drag him back through the fires of his past into secrets that still have the power to kill.

    Linda Lou says: "AN ADDICTIVE SERIES!"
    AN ADDICTIVE SERIES!

    Somehow I started with just one of the books in the series but soon bought all of them back to back. FYI: This is the 4th in the series. Simon Preb..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 21 2013 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)
  • 5

    Watchers of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a post-war world. Now a Scotland Yard detective, Rutledge is called upon to probe a murder in the small Norfolk town of Osterley - but he soon discovers that the crime may be connected to one of the greatest disasters of all time…

    Linda Lou says: "#5 RECENTLY RELEASED..HANG IN & GROW WITH RUTLEDGE"
    #5 RECENTLY RELEASED..HANG IN & GROW WITH RUTLEDGE

    I don't know why Audible.com repeatedly asks this question in its Guided Review. It's rather presumptive to assume, as much as books cost today - esp..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2014 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)
  • 6

    Fearsome Doubt

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    • By Charles Todd
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  • 7

    Cold Treachery

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    • By Charles Todd
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  • 8

    Long Shadow

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    • By Charles Todd
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  • 9

    False Mirror

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    • By Charles Todd
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  • 10

    A Pale Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Late on a spring night in 1920, five boys cross the Yorkshire dales to the ruins of Fountains Abbey, intent on raising the Devil. Instead, they stumble over the Devil himself, sitting there watching them. Terrified, they run for their lives, leaving behind a book on alchemy stolen from their schoolmaster. The next morning, a body is discovered in the cloisters of the abbey--a man swathed in a hooded cloak and wearing a gas mask.

    Marie says: "A wild ride"
    A wild ride

    In A Pale House, Inspector Ian Rutledge is challenged by seemingly disparate mysteries: the finding of a dead man in an abbey ruin, the disappearance..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2011 by Marie (Tallahassee, FL, United States)
  • 11

    A Matter of Justice: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    After two London men end their business partnership, one of them is savagely murdered in a medieval tithe barn on his estate in Somerset. Investigating the killing, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that the victim was universally despised in Cambury - even the victim's wife and the town's police inspector are suspect. And yet in London circles, the man was highly regarded. What triggered his death?

    Marie says: "Entertaining procedural through the end"
    Entertaining procedural through the end

    This is my first listen to one of Charles Todd's mystery series. I chose it after a marathon of three of James Lee Burke's novels, needing a change o..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2010 by Marie (Tallahassee, FL, United States)
  • 12

    The Red Door: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Linda Lou says: "AN ADDICTIVE SERIES!"
    AN ADDICTIVE SERIES!

    Somehow I started with just one of the books in the series but soon bought all of them back to back. FYI: This is the 12th in the series. Simon Pre..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 21 2013 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)
  • 13

    A Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Marie says: "The best in the series"
    The best in the series

    Inspector Ian Rutledge races against time to solve a series of murders, the victims all being men who had fought together in the Great War. This kill..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2011 by Marie (Tallahassee, FL, United States)
  • 14

    The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Declaring he needs to clear his conscience, a dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin five years earlier during the Great War. When Inspector Ian Rutledge presses for details, the man evades his questions, revealing only that he hails from a village east of London. With little information and no body to open an official inquiry, Rutledge begins to look into the case on his own. Less than two weeks later, the alleged killer’s body is found floating in the Thames, a bullet in the back of his head.

    Judith A. Weller says: "Most exciting by Todd Yet"
    Most exciting by Todd Yet

    This is was one of the most exciting books I have ever listened to. Simon Prebble does a perfect job of the voices and brings the whole story alive...Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2012 by Judith A. Weller (LaVale, MD United States)
  • 15

    Proof of Guilt: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    London, summer 1920. An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. While the signs point to murder, vital questions remain: Who is the victim? And where, exactly, was he killed? One small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise, is missing. But is he the dead man? And does either his fiancée or his jilted former lover have anything to do with his disappearance - or possible death?

    Kathi says: "Predictably excellent addition to Rutledge series"
    Predictably excellent addition to Rutledge series

    Maybe, but I don't usually re-read mysteries until I have forgotten the details. However, on the list of series I would read again, this would be high..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 17 2013 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 16

    Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
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    Performance
    (157)
    Story
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    A society wedding at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered. After another body is found, the baffled local constabulary turns to Scotland Yard. Though the second crime had a witness, her description of the killer is so strange it's unbelievable. Despite his experience, Inspector Ian Rutledge has few answers of his own. The victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically seems to connect them - except the killer. As the investigation widens, a clear suspect emerges. But for Rutledge, the facts still don't add up, leaving him to question his own judgment.

    Linda Lou says: "ANOTHER SOLID HIT FROM CHARLES TODD!!!"
    ANOTHER SOLID HIT FROM CHARLES TODD!!!

    I stumbled upon this recently released Book 16, after buying every audiobook recorded in the Ian Rutledge series. It did not disappoint. I thoroughl..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 05 2014 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)