(E–book/E–pub) No Shred of Evidence

The Ian Rutledge books make Up A Superior Series The a superior series The of World War I on English society is always apparent within the individual books in the series The challenge of hunting murderers in a pre CSI world is always interesting The description of Rutledge s personal challenges deeply Statistical Inference rooted in his wartime experience are freuently moving I look forward to each book eagerly Having said all that I have issues with No Shred of Evidence that won t lower its 4 starating but explain why it s no a 5 star book The description of these issues must be preceded by a Spoiler Alert The crime that Rutledge is sent to Cornwall to investigate sets up well Four young women who are boating go to the A Wizard in Love rescue of another boater a young man known to two of them at least whose boat appears to be sinking When their efforts prove to be a physical challenge a farmer dives into theiver and swims to their assistance The escued boater is in a coma however and the farmer accuses the young women of attempted murder Enter Rutledge So far so good The authors argues from the beginning that the farmer s word counts for than the collective testimony of the four young women apparently because the accused would automatically lie if guilty What happened to the assumption that the English system assumes innocence and euires the hard proof of guilt Whatever the nature of Tigers in Normandy rural life in England in the 1920s however insular Cornwall might have been compared to London the authorial assumption that eight hundred years of English law don t apply inural Cornwall seems absurd To make the point even strongly the four young women are from the privileged class served in volunteer posts in the war and one is the daughter of the largest landowner as well as the chief magistrate of the district If anything they would have gotten off without much of an inuest Why does everyone assume that they are in line for hanging in the absence of eye witness testimony to the contrary Granted the assumption makes Rutledge s efforts fraught but it seems an artificially contrived assumption There are two overlapping maybe maybe not crimes under consideration One is a product of the farmer s charges and the Presidential Secrecy and the Law recovered man s ultimate death The otherevolves about a mysterious young woman whose presence in the town seems the focus of a dangerous person whose identity like hers is not clear This second crime nexus is introduced effectively and developed well enough until suddenly ushed to a melodramatic conclusion There is a scene when Rutledge ealizes that he is under observation by a malevolent presence that is uite effective until Rutledge allows the stalker to move around the area without attempting to stalk him The stalker uses the boat that had sunk and been Hume on Religion raised and apparentlyepaired unless it s the boat used by the women and Rows Back And Forth back and forth the Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 river The boat isn t placed under observation Rutledge could have used the local constable a bit of a dunce to do that or staked it out himself And why doesn t anyoneecognize the presence of the stalker as he On the north coast of Cornwall an apparent act of mercy is City Schools: Lessons from New York repaid by an arrest for murder Four young women have been accused of the crime A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office Scotland Yard is asked toeview the case Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to each. .

Charles Todd î 2 Free download

Already know about The mystery itself is nicely played out and although a little too sedate for my taste was a pleasant ead Having The Story Within read this entire series this is the one I have enjoyed the least But I could not give it a 2 star because Ian is developing and there are portions of this which were a progression to the overall psychological changes as the years after the Great War turn one and then another and then another And now the differences from that just punctured psyche are beginning to evolve It was the plot and the placements this time that I thought much less interesting and probable both than the usual Ian Rutledge For instance way too manyed herrings and First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, Coney Island redundant testimonies which theeader knows are God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace red herring orepeats for filler purposes from the get go Like an unconscious victim becoming audible suddenly and saying a name And you KNOW that it is NOT the name of the perpetrator just because of when he says it This novel became tedious for 100 pages in the middle exactly for those two Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris reasons But whateally was 2 star at core was the focal event of the 4 women trying #To Drown 1 Man Scenario #drown 1 man scenario if that were a felony death sentence provable crime only from the word
another ONEman s differing and to fact story of what he saw them do Not knowing 1920 British law I still believe that the entire thingordeal of those 4 women could have been The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education reversed with the money and highly skilled family lawyers within a couple of weeks at least a month tops There was no evidence and no definitive witness And not even a motive worth considering for three of themThank God for Great Uncle s dear Elephant Gun is all I can add about this plotThree times during thisead I wished Guido Brunetti would show up and The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry rectify the misunderstanding Take all the women to dinner figure out which husband s brother s or probable boyfriend s PTSD or evil nature was impassioned and then have a good wine together while all theest of them finish the evening by planning a vacation to Capri It would have been so much fun Ian is way way too The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism rigid uite beyond the emotive and mental war legacy to go with the flow of his job IMHO All this murdering beatings mayhem burning down of cottages etc isn t being done by 4 fashionable ladies with perfect hats to match Come on Guido would have know that without all the interviews and could have slept late at the same time before his morning cappuccino hitLastly Ian better get a lucky and jolly girlfriend soon or he is going to become monkish And a better criminal case with some stylish Art Deco in it would not hurt either Give him a weekend at Downton Abbey or Highclere Estate at least No vicarages or pig farms NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE is book 18 in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series I have only previouslyead the first book in this series but I had no problem getting into series I have only previously Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution read the first book in this series but I had no problem getting into book There are some mentioning of events from previous books but I don t think one needs toead previous books to keep up with what s going on in NO SHRED OF EVIDENCEREAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION. Ese four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol Then why hasn’t the killing stoppedWith no shred of evidence to clear the accused Rutledge must plunge deep into the darkest secrets of a wild beautiful and dangerous place if he is to find a killer who may or may not hold the key to their fa. No Shred of EvidenceOves around at night Given that he is physically fit unlike the other possible midnight walker would make it easy to tell them apart The use of a costume once seems pretty thin stuff as a distraction And the many eferences to the Cornish belief in spirits that go
in the night by people the area doesn t begin to explain why people don t notice a stranger at night The stalker could have been fleshed out better and Rutledge could have stalked him See Watcher in the Shadows or Kill Claudio for examples of what a master writer can do with #that kind of situation If I were Inspector Ian Rutledge I #kind of situation If I were Inspector Ian Rutledge I t leave my evolver in a trunk under my bed in London not when I spend my life tracking homicidal maniacs He s had to use his service Georg Buchner: Contemporary Perspectives revolver in at least eight or nine other cases I used toead a lot mysteries than I do now when I ve gravitated towards thrillers and psychological suspense This book was a true mystery and a little too sedate for my taste It wasn t until two thirds of the way through this book that the story actually became interesting to me I have not Filosofía e inmanencia read anything else by this author but this the 18th book in the series worked fine as a standalone I suspect however that the author s fans will like it than I didIn this book Inspector Ian Rutledge who hasecently The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life returned to Scotland Yard after serving in the First World War is sent to Cornwall to investigate an attempted murder Rutledge works alone except for an imaginary consciencecompanion named Hamish I gather that Hamish is a standard presence in other books in this series I found it decidedly odd but not too intrusive I guess fans of the series like it I got no sense of who Rutledge is or why he has been the focus of so many booksRight from the start I thought that there were too many suspects and too manyed herrings which padded the book and led to a plodding story In this case it was literally plodding as Rutledge trudged from house to house interviewing the same people over and over again Sometimes he only attempted to interview them because if a suspect or sometimes their father or a maid told him they didn t want to talk to him he just went away It may be how eal police work operates but it doesn t make for exciting eading The solution to the case came out of left field and didn t seem at all Murder in Gutenthal realistic to me but there was an exciting though unbelievable scene near the end Ultimately I found this a pleasantead but better for people who like their stories tame I One of Our Thursdays Is Missing received a free copy of this book from the publisher This is a very nicely written may I say genteel mystery set in England just after WWI This is the 1st I veead in this series it is actually 18 in this series but it works fine as a stand alone The author s bio says Charles Todd is a mother son Writing Team I Do Not Know How team I do not know how works as far as writing is concerned but they manage to portray a nice feeling of the manners and tone of that era The Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge is a good hero and he obviously has a back story that loyal On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski readers of this series. The village however Following in the shoes of a dead man he is told the case is all but closed Even as it takes an unexpected personal turn Rutledge willeuire all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused the grieving parents of the victim and local police eager to see th.