[PDF/EPUB] No Shred of Evidence ↠ Charles Todd
NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE is book 18 in the Inspector Ian Rutledge Series I Have Rutledge series I have previously read the first book in this series but I had no problem getting into this book There are some mentioning of events from previous books but I don t think one needs to read previous books to keep up with what s going on in NO SHRED OF E Sigh I really really wanted to give this three stars but in all honesty I just can t One fine day four young women go boating on the river On the way home they encounter a man whose boat is sinking and
Of Course They Try To Rescue Him course they try to rescue him do they In the end the man is dead and the four friends are accused of murder Inspector Ian Rutledge is called in to investigate only to find a shocking Drink This In: Uncorking the World of Alcohol (US English) lack of evidence and great resistance from everyone he talks to There are blustering fathers an evasive eyewitness old grudges unexplained night walkers and a mysterious youngady who cannot be found And bodiesThe plot sounds good but the execution was clumsy There were too many red herrings that ultimately became insignificant details and the final resolution which should have been a major part than an after thought was rushed and too easy given all the initial misdirection In the beginning the writing was choppy and tentative though the pace and flow improved as the book progressed Also the timing of this book was unclear Going by Ian s thinking and behavior it was difficult to tell at first if it came in seuence with the rest of the series or was an insertion into the timeline There were mentions of Ian s past oves Jean and Meredith which gave an indication that there might be a happy future for him which is a good thing He didn t seem as troubled as he has in past books although he did have a token thought of ending it all at the river which seemed to me to be stuck in as an impulse oh ook here s a good place for a suicidal thought and Hamish made Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice little appearance hereThis will be go on my keeper shelf but mostly because I have all the othersI received this uncorrected proof in a Goodreads giveaway I used to read aot mysteries than I do now when I ve gravitated towards thrillers and psychological suspense This book was a true mystery and a Show Me How: Quilting: Quilting Storybook How-to-Quilt Instructions little too sedate for my taste It wasn t until two thirds of the way through this book that the story actually became interesting to me I have not read anything else by this author but this the 18th book in the series worked fine as a standalone I suspect however that the author s fans willike it than I didIn this book Inspector Ian Rutledge who has recently returned to Scotland Yard after serving in the First World War is sent to Cornwall to investigate an attempted murder Rutledge works alone except for an imaginary consciencecompanion named Hamish I gather that Hamish is a standard presence in other books in this series I found it decidedly odd but not too intrusive I guess fans of the series ike it I got no sense of who Rutledge is or why he has been the focus of so many booksRight from the start I thought that there were too many suspects and too many red herrings which padded the book and ed to a plodding story In this case it was خداوند الموت: حسن صباح literally plodding as Rutledge trudged from house to house interviewing the same people over and over again Sometimes he only attempted to interview them because if a suspect or sometimes their father or a maid told him they didn t want to talk to him he just went away It may be how real police work operates but it doesn t make for exciting reading The solution to the case came out ofeft field and didn t seem at all realistic to me but there was an exciting though unbelievable scene near the end Ultimately I found this a pleasant read but better for people who Girl in the Blue Coat like their stories tame I received a free copy of this book from the publisher For theast several months I have been reading through the Hunter Kiss large spate of psychological thrillers being published all supposed to be the new Gone Girl or Girl on the train Some are good some not Having read this entire series this is the one I have enjoyed theeast But I could not give it a 2 star because Ian is developing and there are portions of this which were a progression to the over. On the north coast of Cornwall an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder Four young women have been accused of the crime A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office Scotland Yard is asked to review the case Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach. ,
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"says Charles Todd is a mother son writing team I do not know how that "Charles Todd is a mother son writing team I do not know how that as far as writing is concerned but they manage to portray a nice feeling of the manners and tone of that era The Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge is a good hero and he obviously has a back story that oyal readers of this series already know about The mystery itself is nicely played out and although a Karma's A Sexy Bitch: Choose Your Own Erotic Fantasy Adventure little too sedate for my taste was a pleasant read Eighteenth in the Inspector Ian Rutledge historical mystery series and revolving around an inspector suffering from PTSD This story takes place in Cornwall in the fall of 1920My TakeTodd jams us up in a hard twist right from the start Four girls enjoying aast row on the river until they try to rescue a drowning man and encounter a Mythological Beasts Turned Me Gay: Three Book Collection: (Mythology Erotica) lying witnessI gotta say from the start I did notike Victoria What a selfish This All Encompassing Trip: Chasing Pearl Jam Around The World little snob Her whole attitude about a man in trouble on the water was so cold It was mean of Todd toeave us wondering for so Scouts long as to what really happened on that rowboat She and Trevose would deserve each otherI do have some uibbles I don t understand what purpose was served by Todd going on about Ian s past cases and his past women Why wouldn t the police have immediately had the boat raised I m not sure how Major Gordon is Kate s father if Kate is Jean s cousin and Jean is the major s daughter per events in A Fine Summer s Day 17 I don t appreciate the cousin not trying to do something to stop what s stalking her what with the evidence he seaving behind And how is she supporting herselfIt s a different world then A class system that restricted friendships One that treated the upper classes uite differently from the rest Easy to see as technically the four girls are under arrest but their parents wield enough clout that they arrange for the girls to be held in Grenville s custody under house arrest The restrictions placed on women thank god for women s The Organ Grinders libThen again our world is no different today from then The people of 1920 revile George for his appearance after what he suffered fighting for his country We forget so uickly what our soldiers suffer to protect us What is with peopleWhen you think that if everyone had simply told Rutledge the whole truth when he asked for ithow manyives would have been saved With the trouble he s caused and he has the gall to ask What s an honest man to do As for Victoria s confession WTF How could she actually think she could get away with The Sudoku Code lying As for the Saunderses Jesus I understand the grief they re suffering so why not do what you can to help the police Why paintiesThere wasn t much of Hamish in this Is Rutledge coming to terms with his guiltIt s a series of nasty twists that have bound up this investigation Red herrings A misguided thirst for vengeance Lies The Story Inspector Barrington was the first Scotland Yard detective sent to Cornwall to investigate the murderous drowning of Harry Saunders But that heart attack of the inspector s got in the way Rutledge is the second string sent with Markham s ill wishes to find it was a rescue that turns to murder for four young women One is the woman with whom Rutledge is falling in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Detoxing Your Body love Who faces prisonLuckily their fathers are men with influence and manage to pull in Scotland Yard when theocal constabulary prefer to prisonLuckily their fathers are men with influence and manage to pull in Scotland Yard when the Silver in the Wood local constabulary prefer to the worst and want the case closed NowUnluckily theadies fathers are arrogant men who don t see why the rules should apply to themThe Characters Inspector Ian Rutledge is with Scotland Yard Corporal Hamish MacLeod is the Scottish ghost haunting IanScotland YardSergeant Gibson is a marvel with his information network Chief Superintendent Markham is Ian s boss Inspector Barrington is the first man sent to PadstowHeyl CornwallInspector Carstairs is investigating a murder in an alleyPadstow CornwallConstable Beddoes and Constable Pendennis he was ied to are based in PadstowHarry Saunders is the son of a banker and spent the war agitating for the Americans to step in and help He oved sailing and had a small dinghy the Sea Lion for rowing out to his yacht Mr and Mrs Saunders have no excuse for their statements in spite of their grief Walter Poltru. Ese four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol Then why hasn’t the killing stoppedWith no shred of evidence to clear the accused Rutledge must plunge deep into the darkest secrets of a wild beautiful and dangerous place if he is to find a killer who may or may not hold the key to their fa.
Read & Download No Shred of EvidenceAll psychological changes as the Years After The Great War after the Great War one and then another and then another And now the differences from that just punctured psyche are beginning to evolve It was the plot and the placements this time that I thought much ess interesting and probable both than the usual Ian Rutledge For instance way too many red herrings and redundant testimonies which the reader knows are red herring or repeats for filler purposes from the get go Like an unconscious victim becoming audible suddenly and saying a name And you KNOW that it is NOT the name of the perpetrator just because of when he says it This novel became tedious for 100 pages in the middle exactly for those two reasons But what really was 2 star at core was the focal event of the 4 women trying to drown 1 man scenario as if that were a felony death sentence provable crime only from the word of another ONEman s differing and contrary to fact story of what he saw them do Not knowing 1920 British The Second Cure law I still believe that the entire thingordeal of those 4 women could have been reversed with the money and highly skilled familyawyers within a couple of weeks at Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities least a month tops There was no evidence and no definitive witness And not even a motive worth considering for three of themThank God for Great Uncle s dear Elephant Gun is all I can add about this plotThree times during this read I wished Guido Brunetti would show up and rectify the misunderstanding Take all the women to dinner figure out which husband s brother s or probable boyfriend s PTSD or evil nature was impassioned and then have a good wine together while all the rest of them finish the evening by planning a vacation to Capri It would have been so much fun Ian is way way too rigid uite beyond the emotive and mental waregacy to go with the flow of his job IMHO All this murdering beatings mayhem burning down of cottages etc isn t being done by 4 fashionable The Sorcerer's Apprentice ladies with perfect hats to match Come on Guido would have know that without all the interviews and could have sleptate at the same time before his morning cappuccino hitLastly Ian better get a Eagle's Gate lucky and jolly girlfriend soon or he is going to become monkish And a better criminal case with some stylish Art Deco in it would not hurt either Give him a weekend at Downton Abbey or Highclere Estate ateast No vicarages or pig farms 35 stars The Ian Rutledge books make up a superior series The impact of World War I on English society is always apparent within the individual books in the series The challenge of hunting murderers in a pre CSI world is always interesting The description of Rutledge s personal challenges deeply rooted in his wartime experience are freuently moving I World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi look forward to each book eagerly Having said all that I have issues with No Shred of Evidence that won tower its 4 star rating but explain why
IT S NO A 5 STAR BOOK THE DESCRIPTIONs no a 5 star book The description these issues must be preceded by a Spoiler Alert The crime that Rutledge is sent to Cornwall to investigate sets up well Four young women who are boating go to the rescue of another boater a young man known to two of them at east whose b I admit to being a bit in ove with Inspector Ian Rutledge as damaged and driven and guilt ridden as he is Don t know how he can seem so kind caring soft hearted after what he endured Plus he s just so damned smart Yes yes I know I m going on about a fictional character but he seems real after reading 18 books with him as the main character This is typical in that it involves many twists turns twisted Who Is Muhammad Ali? loveocal dense policeman other usual village folk Definitely a police procedural but always with a difference Set as England recovers from the war with all the class differences still in place in rural England If you enjoy good British police procedural yarns the duo known as Charles Todd writes some doozies There is so much back story it s best to start at the beginning though Otherwise you Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better about Everything ll miss aot of references that add depth to the story This is a very nicely written may I say genteel mystery set in England just after WWI This is the 1st I ve read in this series it is actually 18 in this series but it works fine as a stand al. The village however Following in the shoes of a dead man he is told the case is all but closed Even as it takes an unexpected personal turn Rutledge will reuire all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused the grieving parents of the victim and ocal police eager to see th.