A False Mirror (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 9) by Charles Todd

By Charles Todd

Unhealed scars of the nice warfare nonetheless torment Scotland backyard Inspector Ian Rutledge, and he includes with him the presence of the soldier he used to be compelled to execute in the course of conflict. A haunted, broken shell of a guy, he has been despatched to the small coastal city of Hampton Regis to unravel a violent crime and to confront his personal tragic past.

An officer who served with Rutledge within the trenches of France ahead of being despatched again to England less than suspicious situations has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the lady he nonetheless loves. The suspect has taken the spouse hostage, threatening to kill her and her maid except Rutledge is installed cost of the research. even supposing the case painfully mirrors Rutledge's personal previous and the affection he misplaced to a different guy, he can't refuse it. whilst the subconscious brutalized sufferer vanishes with out a hint, it's transparent that this peaceable little city hides a vicious assassin . . . and secrets and techniques robust sufficient to kill for.

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Barbé serve for his predecessor. But Mr. Bisset found no evidence that the King had formed a plot against Gowrie. By a modification of the contemporary conjecture of Sir William Bowes he suggested that a brawl between the King and the Master of Ruthven occurred in the turret, occasioned by an atrocious insult offered to the Master by the King. This hypothesis, for various reasons, does not deserve discussion. Mr. Bisset appeared to attribute the Sprot papers to the combined authorship of the King and Sir Thomas Hamilton: which our new materials disprove.

There was living at that time a certain Mr. David Calderwood, a young Presbyterian minister, aged twenty-five. He was an avid collector of rumour, of talk, and of actual documents, and his ‘History of the Kirk of Scotland,’ composed at a much later date, is wonderfully copious and accurate. As it was impossible for King James to do anything at which Calderwood did not carp, assigning the worst imaginable motives in every case, we shall find in Calderwood the sum of contemporary hostile criticism of his Majesty’s narrative.

M. Thompson. To Mr. Anderson’s learning and zest in this ‘longest and sorest chase’ (as King James called his hunt on the morning of the fatal August 5) I am under the deepest obligations. The allurements of a romantic conclusion have never tempted him to leave the strait path of historical impartiality. I have also to thank Mr. , extracts from the Treasurer’s accounts, and other researches. For permission to reproduce the picture of Fastcastle by the Rev. Mr. Thomson of Duddingston, I have to thank the kindness of Mrs.

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