Sunday, September 27, 2009
Another suggestion for your reading list
From Library Journal
Inspector Ian Rutledge, a British veteran of the Great War secretly still suffering from shell-shock, returns to his Scotland Yard job in hopes of exorcizing his private demons. However, a devious higher-up has learned of his Achilles heel and gets Ian assigned to a potentially explosive and career-damaging case?a murder involving a decorated war hero, a beautiful ward, and a shell-shocked witness. Strong, elegant prose; detailed surroundings; and sound plotting characterize this debut historical?the first in a projected series.
There are currently 12 novels in print in this series. I've reserved the second at the library but I might have a bit of a wait being 6th on a list with only one copy in the system.
The mystery drags you in thanks to good plotting and little bits of Ian's past being dropped so you start to get the measure of the man. Light enough to pick up and put down but I found myself unwilling to stop til all was solved.