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Publisher's Summary

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 in an allegedly spirit-infested wood. Here among the taciturn townsfolk, embroiled in a three-year-old mystery of a vanished young girl, Rutledge hopes to keep his own ghosts at bay. But his stalker has followed him. And now the emotionally shattered policeman walking the razor’s edge of sanity must somehow keep his balance long enough to discover who is tracking him...and why.
©2006 Charles Todd (P)2014 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By maria on 07-17-16

addicted to inspector rutledge

love the whole series. his character is so well written. the effects of war and the aftermath it leaves on the soldiers soul. i enjoy how you really get that sense that times are changing. .women their roles but yet the old times are not easily given up.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 04-15-15

As usual with Charles Todd, I really enjoyed it!

The plot was not quite believable IMO but that didn't keep me from enjoying the book. Inspector Rutledge darts all over the place in his motor car, finding mysterious cartridges left for him. It's an intriguing plot, which kept me listening one whole weekend as I did my weekend chores etc. I am very fond of Rutledge and Hammish and how they interact with each other.

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