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  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061764981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061764981
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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By L. J. Roberts TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
First Sentence: Ronald Evering was in his study, watching a mechanical toy bank go through its motions, when the idea first came to him.

During the Boar War, Harold Quarles committed a heinous act of cowardice, brutality and, along with a partner, greed. Twenty years' later, Inspector Ian Rutledge has been call to the town of Cambury. The local constable found Quarles dead and hanging in his barn in a Christmas pageant rigging with angel wings.

In the local town, Rutledge finds a multitude of people who had no love of Quarles and are happy to see him dead. In London, where Quarles did business, he seemed to have been liked and respected and liked. Rutledge finds he needs to understand the victim to find the killer.

Although the 11th book in the series, it's only one year later in time since the start, so Rutledge is still very much dealing with shell shock, the voice of Hamish, a soldier Rutledge had shot for desertion, in his head and trying not to let anyone know it.

Ian Rutledge is such a strong character. He is prideful yet dedicated to justice while still dealing with his internal scars from WWI. The secondary characters are numerous but strong and distinctive. It is a story of characters and the damage one person can do to so many others.

The sense of time and place is so well drawn, you feel you are there. The dialogue is well done and appropriate to the time. The story is so well plotted with an abundance of trails down which Rutledge is taken in his pursuit of truth. Even our knowing Quarles history doesn't does not detract from the quest.

Once again, Todd has delivered a complex, excellent book. There is something about Todd's writing that takes it a step above. Whatever it is, I'm happy to keep reading their books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 5 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another good read. As usual a very convoluted story. Always a gripping can't put down tale.
On to the next one!
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3.0 out of 5 stars a matter of justice 5 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
an interesting storyline marred by niggling errors of british life....eg tipping a lad ten pence(10 pennies too much in that era and a most peculiar amount predecimalisation) and the attempted suicide would have been arrested immediately as suicide was a crime until the 1961 suicide act!! Please employ a british editor!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 24 Dec 2012
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This book introduces us to Inspector Ian Rutledge who has come through WW1 with a number of issues but he still gets on with the job he had before the war. Very interesting subject matter and I look forward to reading other Ian Rutledge mysteries.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Embarassment of Candidates for the Killer 15 Sep 2011
By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
"A Matter of Justice" is the eleventh novel in a British historical mystery series by Charles Todd; Charles Todd being the name taken by a mother/son writing team that live in Delaware and North Carolina. The series of police procedurals is set just after World War I. It stars Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, who just about survived the war, with a touch of shell shock, as they used to call Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and the voice of his sergeant and best soldier, Hamish, a Scot, whom he'd had to execute on the field, in his head.

In the current instalment, Rutledge is sent to investigate the death of a highly successful London businessman, savagely murdered shortly after ending his partnership with another such. Furthermore, Quarles's body has been put on bizarre display in a medieval tithe barn on his Somerset estate. Rutledge's investigation in the local village of Cambury soon turns up an embarrassment of candidates for the killer, ranging from the victim's wife to the local police constable: yet Rutledge finds the man was highly regarded in London business circles. The Inspector soon begins to wonder if, perhaps, like many murders, the reasons for this one don't go back into the past, perhaps to an earlier war.

It's obvious that a lot of research has gone into "A Matter of Justice," and the ambiance of the period has been well-thought out, and -fleshed out, from cars to clothes to pastimes,toys and games. Descriptive and narrative are fine; dialog is good, though the writing is occasionally marred by fussy fustian language. It's surely not necessary to utilize such language in a novel written in a contemporary time, even if the book is set in the past.
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