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The Red Door (Large Print / Paperback)
January 2010 Indie Next List
“World War I affected not only those who served, but those who stayed at home. Inspector Ian Rutledge has returned from the war but has brought back his own horrors and guilt. Now, he is faced with two cases, which, he suspects, may be connected. Filled with unexpected twists and turns plus the personal angst of Rutledge himself, The Red Door is one more satisfying chapter in the life of Inspector Rutledge, his family, and cohorts.”
— Wendy Foster Leigh, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
Lancashire, England-June, 1920
Who was the woman who lived and died behind the red door? What did she see before she died? And who was the man who never came home from the Great War, for the simple reason that he had never gone to war? How is the woman's death linked to his disappearance? And why is Scotland Yard blind to the connection, even when Inspector Ian Rutledge points it out?
About the Author
Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.
-San Jose Mercury News on The Red Door
“Fascinating and compelling.”
-Winston-Salem Journal on The Red Door
“One of the strongest entries yet in a series that shows no sign of losing steam….Once again Todd perfectly balances incisive portraits of all the characters, not just the complex and original lead.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Red Door
“Engaging and atmospheric.”
-Library Journal on The Red Door
“A complex story with lots of unexpected twists and turns….A fun ride to a surprising conclusion.”
-Mystery Scene on The Red Door
“Superb…haunting tale of love and loss.”
-Globe and Mail (Toronto) on The Red Door
“In The Red Door, Charles Todd shows again that this series about Ian Rutledge, a battle-fatigued World War I veteran and Scotland Yard detective, is as fresh and original as when the shell-shocked detective debuted 12 novels ago.”
-Sun-Sentinel (Florida) on The Red Door
“An intriguing story that’s impossible to put down…reminiscent of Agatha Christie.”
-Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) on The Red Door
“The book is more than a whodunit. Todd’s characters are well-wrought, his settings evocative, and the book a pleasure to read.”
-World magazine on The Red Door