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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cormorant LINK Site M TOD (Text) 33500013198510 New Available -
Crookston Public Library M TOD (Text) 33500013198528 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library TOD (Text) 35500006270282 Main In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9780062905536
  • ISBN: 0062905538
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Inspector Ian Rutledge's 22nd case revolves around two young women found dead in utterly unexpected places. Scheduled to give evidence in an ongoing investigation, Rutledge can't go to the village of Avebury--where a body has been found stabbed to death in the center of a circle of prehistoric stones--in the place of Chief Inspector Brian Leslie when Rutledge's nemesis, Chief Superintendent Markham, sends Leslie there when he'd been looking forward to a couple of days off. Instead, Rutledge ends up going to the Shropshire village of Tern Bridge, where a woman eventually identified as Bath schoolmistress Serena Palmer has been stabbed and tossed into a grave dug the day before for someone else."
"Chief Inspector Brian Leslie, a respected colleague of Ian Rutledge's, is sent to Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge. A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone, but no one recognizes her--or admits to it. And how did she get there? Despite a thorough investigation, it appears that her killer has simply vanished. Rutledge, returning from the conclusion of a case involving another apparently unknown woman, is asked to take a second look at Leslie's inquiry, to see if he can identify this victim. But Rutledge is convinced Chief Superintendent Jameson only hopes to tarnish his earlier success once he also fails. Where to begin? He too finds very little to go on in Avebury, slowly widening his search beyond the village--only to discover that unlikely--possibly even unreliable--clues are pointing him toward an impossible solution, one that will draw the wrath of the Yard down on him, and very likely see him dismissed if he pursues it. But what about the victim--what does he owe this tragic woman? Where must his loyalty lie?" -- Amazon.com
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    How do you solve a murder when you can't identify the victim? That's the question Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge has to answer when his boss sends him to the small village of Avebury, not far from Stonehenge, in 1921, to take a fresh look at the murder of a young woman found by a mysterious stone. A colleague of Rutledge's got nowhere with his investigation, and now Rutledge may be facing the same result. It doesn't help that the meager (and possibly untrustworthy) clues suggest an unbelievable explanation, prompting Rutledge to wonder if this is the case that will finally stump him. With more than 20 novels in nearly 25 years, this is a series, written by a mother-and-son team under the Charles Todd pseudonym, that shows no signs of slowing down. As always, this one combines crisp plotting with stylish prose. Ideal for historical-mystery devotees. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    How do you solve a murder when you can't identify the victim? That's the question Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge has to answer when his boss sends him to the small village of Avebury, not far from Stonehenge, in 1921, to take a fresh look at the murder of a young woman found by a mysterious stone. A colleague of Rutledge's got nowhere with his investigation, and now Rutledge may be facing the same result. It doesn't help that the meager (and possibly untrustworthy) clues suggest an unbelievable explanation, prompting Rutledge to wonder if this is the case that will finally stump him. With more than 20 novels in nearly 25 years, this is a series, written by a mother-and-son team under the Charles Todd pseudonym, that shows no signs of slowing down. As always, this one combines crisp plotting with stylish prose. Ideal for historical-mystery devotees. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Women > Crimes against > Fiction.
Police > England > Fiction.
Stone circles > England > Fiction.
Scotland > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Murder > Investigation.
Police.
Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character)
Stone circles.
Women > Crimes against.
England.
Scotland.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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