A COLD TREACHERY (Police Procedural-England-1900s) – VG Todd, Charles – 7th in series
Bantam, 2005 – Hardcover

Inspector Ian Rutledge is sent to the Lake District in mid-winter. Four members of a family have been murdered and the oldest son is missing. Is he the fifth victim, or did he kill his own family.

Todd is particularly skilled at providing us a very good sense of place, well done dialogue and an interesting, developed cast of characters, each with their own secrets and motives. We feel Rutledge's frustration as he tries to uncover the truth and not be influenced by the emotions and accusations of those around him. This is another very good entry to a well-done series.

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