The Resource A Pale Horse

A Pale Horse

Label
A Pale Horse
Title
A Pale Horse
Statement of responsibility
Charles Todd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask. Next to him is a book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector in the Great War. Who is this man, and is the investigation into his death being manipulated by a thirst for revenge?Meanwhile, the British War Office is searching for a missing man of their own, someone whose war work was so secret that even Rutledge isn't told his real name or what he did.The search takes Rutledge to Berkshire, where cottages once built to house lepers stand in the shadow of a great white horse cut into the chalk hillside. The current inhabitants of the cottages are outcasts, too, hiding from their own pasts. Who among them is telling the truth about their neighbors and who is twisting it?Here is a puzzle requiring all of Rutledge's daring and skill, for there are layers of lies and deception, while a ruthless killer is determined to hold on to freedom at any cost. And the pale horse looming overhead serves as a reminder that death is never finished with anyone, least of all the men who fought in the trenches of France
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Summary
Late on a spring night in 1920, five boys cross the Yorkshire dales to the ruins of Fountains Abbey, intent on raising the Devil. Instead, they stumble over the Devil himself, sitting there watching them. Terrified, they run for their lives, leaving behind a book on alchemy stolen from their schoolmaster. The next morning, a body is discovered in the cloisters of the abbey -- a man swathed in a hooded cloak and wearing a gas mask. Scotland Yard dispatches Inspector Rutledge to find out who the man was and why he died in such mysterious circumstances. But the villagers clearly have something to hide. And what does the huge chalk sculpture of a pale horse of the Apocalypse have to do with the crime?
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Writing style
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211247
Cataloging source
DLC
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Todd, Charles
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries
Series volume
0010
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Pale Horse
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:243e76d9-b772-4720-9a06-e7c1aa080acf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061748936
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Pale Horse
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:243e76d9-b772-4720-9a06-e7c1aa080acf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061748936
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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