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Tightly written, well concaved
on 29 July 2006
Further investigations in the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries. This time Inspector Rutledge finds himself in the last place he would want to be given his background and particular situation. Just after the Great War (1919) of which Rutledge and his, uh err co-inhabiter Hamish, find himself in a murder case that will take him to the heart of the Scotland (Duncarrick) where he meets up with his old friends and those of Hamish. Seems like everyone knows or is related to someone else in this mystery.
Fiona MacDonald, who would have been Hamish's wife, had he survived the war is no on trial for the murder of Eleanor Gray who disappeared several years earlier. Naturally the local police have it all wrapped up as they always do in this series but Rutledge who is sent to cross all the T's and dot all the I's sees more than the locals can fathom. And of course he must contend with his boss that is always looking for a way to get rid of him.
Will he succeed and at what cost?