A Long Shadow

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A Long Shadow

By Charles Todd

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061208515, 348pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2011


Seamless in its storytelling and enthralling in its plotting.
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Dark and remarkable .Once Todd] grabs you, there's no putting the novel down.
Detroit Free Press

The Winston-Salem Journal declares that, like P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Charles Todd writes novels that transcend genre. A Long Shadow proves that statement true beyond the shadow of a doubt. Once again featuring Todd's extraordinary protagonist, Scotland Yard investigator and shell-shocked World War One veteran, Inspector Ian Rutledge, A Long Shadow immerses readers in the sights and sounds of post-war Great Britain, as the damaged policeman pursues answers to a constable's slaying and the three-year-old mystery of a young girl's disappearance in a tiny Northamptonshire village. Read Todd's A Long Shadow and see why the Washington Post calls the Rutledge crime novels, one of the best historical series being written today.

Praise For A Long Shadow

“Excels at intricate relationships among characters....Another winning story.”
-Library Journal

“Riveting historical mystery.”
-Romantic Times

“Incisive as ever.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A daunting portrait of a town that keeps its thoughts, its troubles and most of all its secrets to itself.”
-New York Times Book Review

“[A] remarkable series....Keeps readers on the edge right up to the stunning end.”
-Detroit Free Press

“Atmosphere aplenty.”
-Charlotte Observer

-Cleveland Plain Dealer