A Fatal Lie

A Fatal Lie

Large Print - 2021
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"A peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy discovers a body in the river. The man appears to have fallen from the canal aqueduct spanning the valley. But there is no identification on the body. The local police turn to Scotland Yard for help. Inspector Ian Rutledge is given few clues to go on--a faded military tattoo on the victim's arm and an unusual label in his shirt. But eventually they do lead to the victim's identity: Sam Milford, an Englishman. By all accounts, he was a good man and well respected. Then why is his death so mysterious?"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
Edition: First Harper large print edition.
ISBN: 9780063061934
0063061937
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT FICTION TODD
Characteristics: 530 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
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denville
Mar 27, 2021

Wales, a fall/murder, a missing child. Nefarious attorneys and convoluted family relationships. A war damaged inspector. Intriguing.

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maggiezad
Mar 18, 2021

Great story and great plot. A small statured man is found murdered. Why? Especially when he was the pillar of his community and newly returned home. Our favorite British Inspector has to go to bat and figure out why this man was killed and why. Before he does there are other deaths to solve as well all related to a missing little girl. This one was a great read and I highly recommend it to all who love this mother-son writing combo.

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maipenrai
Feb 24, 2021

I wait a year for the next Ian Rutledge mystery and then enjoy the book so much that I read it in two days. The crux of this book is the disappearance / kidnapping / death of a small child. Many are hiding secrets and perhaps the child. This is one of my favorite mystery series. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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maipenrai
Feb 24, 2021

I wait a year for the next Ian Rutledge mystery and then enjoy the book so much that I read it in two days. The crux of this book is the disappearance / kidnapping / death of a small child. Many are hiding secrets and perhaps the child. This is one of my favorite mystery series. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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brangwinn
Feb 16, 2021

This post-World War I mystery sends Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge to the Wales. What appears to be not so complicated a case turns into a multiple-murder and kidnapping case. The mystery and setting are interesting but for readers who met Rutledge in the 22 previous books of the series it’s the details about World War I that are most interesting. Dealing with the death of a man who had served in the Bantam Battalions, a unit comprised of men too short in stature to meet the Army’s entrance standards, Rutledge not only has to confront other soldiers who returned from the war, but he must deal with his own PTSD. It wasn’t acknowledged as an issue until recently, but it has been around since man went to war. Then it was looked on as “lacking moral fiber” or cowardice then. It is increasingly difficult for Rutledge to deal with his PSTD as he gets deeper into solving the murders. Its also a wonderful look at a local that while not hostile to strangers, people aren’t welcoming either making Rutledge’s case more difficult.

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