Wings of Fire (Paperback)

An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries #2)

By Charles Todd

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9780312965686, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1999

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In Charles Todd's Wings of Fire, Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine. Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose war poetry helped Rutledge retain his grasp on sanity in the trenches of France. Guided by the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly executed on the battlefield, Rutledge is driven to uncover the haunting truths of murder and madness rooted in a family crypt...

About the Author

Charles Todd lives on America's East Coast, but he knows England well. Intrigued by puzzles in the human spirit, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Ian Rutledge series, including A Test of Wills, Wings of Fire, and Search the Dark.

Praise For Wings of Fire: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries #2)

“Fine writing. A spectacular conclusion that rejuvenates the cliche 'It was a dark and stormy night.'” —Washington Post Book World

“A strong mystery, filled with fine characterizations [and] a superb eye for Cornwall...Wise and wily.” —The Boston Globe

“[Todd wraps] his challenging plot, complex characters, and subtle psychological insights in thick layers of atmosphere.” —The New York Times Book Review