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The Resource The confession, Charles Todd

The confession, Charles Todd

Label
The confession
Title
The confession
Statement of responsibility
Charles Todd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Claiming he needs to clear his conscience, a dying man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin years ago during the war. When Inspector Ian Rutledge presses for details, the man dodges the questions, revealing only that he hails from the north of London in Essex. With little information and no body to open an official inquiry, Rutledge begins to look into the case on his own. But less than two weeks later, the would-be killer's body is found floating in the Thames, a bullet hole in the back of his head. Searching for answers, Rutledge discovers that the dead man was not who he claimed to be. So what was his real name - and who put a bullet in his head? Was the confession and his own death related? Or was there something else in the victim's past that had led to his murder? The inspector's only clue is a gold locket - found around the dead man's neck-that leads back to Essex, an insular village that will do anything to protect itself from notoriety. For notoriety brings the curious, and with the curious comes change and an unwelcome spotlight on a centuries' old act of evil that even now can damn them all
Member of
Summary
Troubled Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder
Tone
Writing style
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10017308
Cataloging source
DLC
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Todd, Charles
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
An Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery
Series volume
0014
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  • Confessions
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Rutledge, Ian (Fictitious character)
Target audience
adult
Label
The confession, Charles Todd
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047032029
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9780062015662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The confession, Charles Todd
Publication
Control code
000047032029
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
344 p.
Isbn
9780062015662
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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