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    • The Gate Keeper

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charles Todd does it again!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Black Ascot

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible - but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for 10 years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now, it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Test of Wills

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Giles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 804
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 714
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 705

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good early work in series

    • By Kathi on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $23.76

    • A Forgotten Place

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    The fighting has ended, the Armistice signed, but the war has left wounds that are still agonizingly raw. Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees, and the Welsh patients worry her. She does her best to help them, but it’s clear that they have nothing to go home to, in a valley where only the fit can work in the coal pits. When they are released, she fears that peace will do what war couldn’t - take their lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dreary place, trapped, closed-minded people

    • By Marta on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Search the Dark

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yeah, It's Dark, Scary, and Perfectly Plotted

    • By Ted on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Wings of Fire

    • Ian Rutledge, Book 2
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 445

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both History and Mystery

    • By arleneshapiro21 on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Red Door

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 716
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 476

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Yarn Unraveled for Me . . .

    • By Debbie on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Duty to the Dead

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 503

    The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his patriotic footsteps, volunteering to serve her country as a nurse during the Great War. In 1916 she promises Lieutenant Arthur Graham that she will carry his dying request to a brother. When Bess arrives at the Graham house in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's last wishes with surprising indifference.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific period mystery

    • By Anne on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $18.17

    • An Unwilling Accomplice

    • Bess Crawford, Book 6
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    Arriving in London on leave, Bess Crawford receives an unusual summons from the War Office. She's been requested to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated for gallantry. Though she is certain she's never met or nursed Sergeant Jason Wilkins, she cannot refuse the honor. Heavily bandaged and confined to a wheelchair, the soldier will be in her care for barely a day. But on the morning after the ceremony when Bess goes to collect her charge for his return journey, she finds the room empty.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Save yourself!

    • By Frances on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Racing the Devil

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead - and make it through the war - they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice. In November 1919 the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Deception and Murder

    • By R. Pontiflet on 04-23-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • An Impartial Witness

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    Tending to the soldiers in the trenches of France during the First World War, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford can't help but notice the photo of a young pilot's wife every time she tends to him. But then at the railway station, in a mob of troops leaving for the front, Bess glimpses a familiar face - the pilot's wife, with another man. Later, back in France, Bess sees a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face on the front page. She'd been murdered - the very day Bess saw her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • rather tedious, but series holds promise

    • By connie on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Lonely Death

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best in the series

    • By Marie on 01-31-11

    Regular price: $18.17

    • A Fine Summer's Day

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bravo! Prequel Success!

    • By Christy on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Hunting Shadows

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 16
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Ian Rutledge book!

    • By Kathi on 02-15-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Walnut Tree

    • A Holiday Tale
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    In 1914, while visiting her friend Madeleine, Lady Elspeth Douglas's life is thrown into chaos when war breaks out and the Germans quickly overrun Belgium, threatening France. Having just agreed to marry Alain, Madeleine's dashing brother, Lady Elspeth watches him leave to join his unit, and then she sets out for England, only to find herself trapped on the French coast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For what it is it's a very nice little book

    • By Jeanette Finan on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Shattered Tree

    • A Bess Crawford Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher bearers find an exhausted officer shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is the officer isn't British - he's French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series

    • By Kathi on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Long Shadow

    • Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 8
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge brought the Great War home with him, and its horrors haunt him still. On New Year’s Eve 1919, he finds a brass cartridge casing, similar to countless others he’d seen on the battlefield, on the steps of a friend’s house. Soon there are more, purposely placed where he is sure to discover them. Unexpectedly drawn away from London to a small Northamptonshire village, he investigates the strange case of a local constable shot with a bow and arrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book--but read this series in order!

    • By Kathi on 10-22-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Legacy of the Dead

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What's up, Audible??? Why would you do this to us?

    • By DCinMI on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 576

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most exciting by Todd Yet

    • By Judith A. Weller on 01-18-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Proof of Guilt

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 15
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $28.51

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