The Black Ascot by Charles Todd audiobook

The Black Ascot

By Charles Todd
Read by Simon Prebble

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062678744

The Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries: Book 21

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982606763

  • ISBN: 9781982606756

  • ISBN: 9781982606770

Runtime: 10.84 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.

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 ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace 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. Rutledge is put in charge of a quiet search under cover of a routine review of a cold case.

Meticulously retracing the original inquiry, Rutledge begins to know Alan Barrington well, delving into relationships and secrets that hadn’t surfaced in 1910. But is he too close to finding his man? His sanity is suddenly brought into question by a shocking turn of events. His sister Frances, Melinda Crawford, and Dr. Fleming stand by him, but there is no greater shame than shell shock. Questioning himself, he realizes that he cannot look back. The only way to save his career—much less his sanity—is to find Alan Barrington and bring him to justice. But is this elusive murderer still in England?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Set in 1921, bestseller Todd’s solid twenty-first mystery featuring Scotland Yarder Ian Rutledge finds Rutledge defusing a hostage situation he encounters by chance in an English village…This long-running series shows no sign of losing steam.” Publishers Weekly
“The authors—Charles Todd is the pseudonym used by a mother-and-son writing team—have written twenty-one Rutledge novels, but they have never let the series settle into an easy formula, and they always keep the reader guessing. This one feels just as fresh as the early Rutledge novels.” Booklist
“The investigation and its ultimate destination are gripping.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Todd

Author Bio: Charles Todd

Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother-and-son writing team who write the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries, as well as stand-alone novels. Their novel Proof of Guilt was a New York Times bestseller, and A Test of Wills was named one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year selection. Their novels have won the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, and the Anthony Award, as well as being finalists for several other awards.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English