Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Red Door, what's that secret you're hiding?

Inspector Ian Rutledge has returned to Scotland Yard after WWI. He suffers from the affects of being at the front and seeing so many men under his command killed.

He's ordered to investigate a murder of a woman on a farm a distance from London. She lived alone and had been waiting for her husband's return from the front.

As the investigation gets under way, Rutledge learns of another man with the same name. This man is from a prominent family and Rutledge's boss tells him to tread carefully.

This man was also at the front and Rutledge tries to see if there could be a connection so he can find a motive for the woman's murder.

In a wonderfully plotted but complicated novel, we see the history of the area and learn what people might have been experiencing after the war.

I enjoyed the novel and following Rutledge with his investigation.


Heather said...

I haven't started this series yet, but am looking forward to it. Thanks for the nudge.

Carol N Wong said...

Sounds great. Thank you for the review.

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