The ghostly countryside of England's Fens in 1920 provides a perfectly eerie backdrop for World War I haunted Inspector Ian Rutledge to solve the complicated multiple-murder case in Hunting Shadows. Elements of the crimes stir up Rutledge's war demons, and he struggles to keep his trademark poise as he chases elusive clues and scrutinizes shady suspects and dubious witnesses. This suspenseful and atmospheric historical mystery from Charles Todd (pseudonym for a mother-and-son writing team!) is a darkly gripping and knottily twisting tale. (This is the sixteenth title in the Ian Rutledge mystery series, but it stands alone solidly!) (CH)
This title is part of our 2016 Mysteries Book a Month package.