The Black Ascot

The Black Ascot

Charles Todd / Jul 21, 2019

The Black Ascot Scotland Yard s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series An astonishing tip from a grateful ex con

  • Title: The Black Ascot
  • Author: Charles Todd
  • ISBN: 0062678744
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Scotland Yard s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.An astonishing tip from a grateful ex convict seems implausible but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the su Scotland Yard s Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years in this next installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.An astonishing tip from a grateful ex convict seems implausible but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done Rutledge is put in charge of a quiet search under cover of a routine review of a cold case.Meticulously retracing the original inquiry, Rutledge begins to know Alan Barrington well, delving into relationships and secrets that hadn t surfaced in 1910 But is he too close to finding his man His sanity is suddenly brought into question by a shocking turn of events His sister Frances, Melinda Crawford, and Dr Fleming stand by him, but there is no greater shame than shell shock Questioning himself, he realizes that he cannot look back The only way to save his career much less his sanity is to find Alan Barrington and bring him to justice But is this elusive murderer still in England Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by William Morrow More Details ISBN 0062678744 ISBN13 9780062678744 Series Inspector Ian Rutledge 21, Inspector Ian Rutledge 21 Characters Ian Rutledge, Melinda Crawford, Frances Rutledge, Alan Barrington Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Black Ascot, please sign up

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right time moments, too many clues popping up conveniently Rutledge is a great character though, and the Charles Todd duo do an excellent job in both series of portraying how WWI and its aftermath effected both soldiers and civilians I m sad this one wasn t up to standard, but I ll, so to speak,soldier on with Rutledge flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Suzanne rated it really liked it review of another edition As always with any long lived series, picking up the next book involves expectation and excitement and a bit of a leap of faith You hope and trust that the author s have managed to keep the characters vibrant and alive and are finding fresh ways to keep the overall arcs of their lives and interactions progressing in new and interesting ways, while keeping the main focus on some kind of mystery The peril to be avoided at all costs is a main character who just re emerges as precisely the sam As always with any long lived series, picking up the next book involves expectation and excitement and a bit of a leap of faith You hope and trust that the author s have managed to keep the characters vibrant and alive and are finding fresh ways to keep the overall arcs of their lives and interactions progressing in new and interesting ways, while keeping the main focus on some kind of mystery The peril to be avoided at all costs is a main character who just re emerges as precisely the same individual in book after book, never changing, never developing a dull and tedious version of Hercule Poirot At least with Agatha Christie, she managed to place her detectives and their quirks in the midst of highly distinctive crimes But I ve encountered too many series where the author becomes lazy, relies on the popularity of his or her formula, with the result that midway through the book I look up and realize I simply can t distinguish book 15 from book 14 or book 16 Happily, in spite of having a main character in Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge who has his own quirks the ghost of a dead soldier, Hamish, who rides shotgun and talks to him while he s investigating and becomes his invisible sidekick , the Charles Todd novels are not palling on me Part of the interest lies in the authors a mother son duo ability to delve into the atmosphere of post WW1 England without being overly ponderous about it, and letting those social and political trends develop into intriguing plotlines This time around, Rutledge is driving aimlessly through the country, trying to avoid spending time with those who will recognize his struggles with Hamish and battle with the after effects with shellshock, when he is on the spot to prevent a tragedy involving another damaged victim of the war years In exchange, the man gives him some second hand information one of the country s most wanted men, accused of murdering the widow of his late friend by tampering with the car of her new husband after the Black Ascot of 1910 so called because everyone attended in mourning for Edward VII has been seen in the country Could this be true If so, why would he risk it and where has he been Who has helped him to hide and if he is back has he decided to clear his name or commit further crimes Rutledge s superior, perhaps in hopes of getting this troublesome but skilled detective out of his way, gives him the apparently impossible task of finding the long missing man the Lord Lucan of the early 1920s But what will he find out along the way about himself, as well as the long missing Alan Barrington Just how ruthless is the man who committed that long ago crime whoever he may be Once again, the authors bring us, slowly and delicately, a few inches along Ian Rutledge s life path, while at the same time delivering a mystery that has a slow but steady buildup in suspense I do wish that Todd was less prone to have his characters go barreling around the country in motorcars from point A to point at times, the novels feel like a kind of Baedeker guide but overall that s a minor quibble about what is a solid addition to what remains a solid and rewarding series of historical mysteries They aren t as in depth as the two books penned by Rennie Airth and set in this era featuring John Madden, but are great to hunker down with on a cold winter weekend Recommended.I received an e galley of the book from the publishers via Edelweiss flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Title The Black Ascot Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery 21 Author Charles ToddPages 343 ARC Year 2019Publisher William MorrowMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Inspector Ian Rutledge is handed a cold case that his boss doesn t expect him to solve His boss has no love for Ian and tells him he expects him to find the man who has been missing for ten years but allegedly has been recently spotted The missing man is wanted in connection to a murder ten years ago, but who disappeared before the tria Title The Black Ascot Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery 21 Author Charles ToddPages 343 ARC Year 2019Publisher William MorrowMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Inspector Ian Rutledge is handed a cold case that his boss doesn t expect him to solve His boss has no love for Ian and tells him he expects him to find the man who has been missing for ten years but allegedly has been recently spotted The missing man is wanted in connection to a murder ten years ago, but who disappeared before the trial began and hasn t been seen since Ian meets a former prisoner who says his cellmate told him of a recent sighting of this missing man Ian isn t sure whether to believe this is true or not but feels he should tell his boss about it He does and is given the case.Ian begins questioning those who knew the missing man, visits the missing man s home and talks with the local constables about this man He is a skilled interrogator investigator and must use all his skill in this story Sometimes he asks a question he hasn t asked previously to try to trip someone up or misdirect them He talks with a few of the same people over and over, asking the same questions in the hope that someone will either let something slip that they didn t want to or remember something they haven t mentioned before that sets Ian down the path to finding the killer.I can t believe I have finished reading the 21st book in this series When I pick up one of the Charles Todd books, I know I m going to be in for a deeper look into Ian s mind After I ve completed the novel, I feel I know him a little better He lives to capture murderers and bring justice to the ones whose life was taken from them He doesn t feel he has to offer anyone than his ability as a detective He is dogged in his pursuit, going over the same ground again and again until someone along the way says something that triggers a connection and Ian is turned onto the trail of the offender He won t give up in his quest to discover the truth I enjoy reading about the different villages Ian visits and the different personalities he encounters The stories are entertaining for the British mystery aficionado.Disclosure of Material Connection I received one or of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Pamela rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is the 21st book in the Ian Rutledge series In this outing, Rutledge receives a tip that a man, Alan Barrington, who was accused of murder, but has successfully evaded capture for ten years, has been seen for the first time since his disappearance Rutledge shares his information with his superintendent who knows that if Barrington is brought in will have his career made The superintendent assigns Rutledge with the task of bringing Barrington to justice as quietly and as quickly as possib This is the 21st book in the Ian Rutledge series In this outing, Rutledge receives a tip that a man, Alan Barrington, who was accused of murder, but has successfully evaded capture for ten years, has been seen for the first time since his disappearance Rutledge shares his information with his superintendent who knows that if Barrington is brought in will have his career made The superintendent assigns Rutledge with the task of bringing Barrington to justice as quietly and as quickly as possible It was assumed that Barrington was already dead by his own hand or disappeared overseas Rutledge must first decide how to proceed in an investigation that no one still living wants to see reopened.I have been reading this historical mystery series since its inception with A Test of Wills 1996 The thing that struck me then, as it does now, is how very well written these books are The characters, especially Rutledge and Hamish, his alter ego, are incredibly well drawn If you are new to this series, I strongly suggest you start with A Test of Wills because Hamish s presence will then make sense where it might not if you start with this book Even if you decide to start with this book, if you like fine writing and characters with character, you ll totally enjoy this book flag Like see review Jan 17, 2019 Mary rated it really liked it review of another edition I love a book series that can make book 21 feel like book 1 There was j u s t enough backstory gracefully interspersed that I didn t feel late to the Ian Rutledge party, but still understood what was going on If you re new to Inspector Ian Rutledge books, don t fuss about catching up the only problem you re going to have is in kicking yourself because it took you so long to discover him That was me I can t believe I haven t even accidentally read one of these I ALSO love a book ser I love a book series that can make book 21 feel like book 1 There was j u s t enough backstory gracefully interspersed that I didn t feel late to the Ian Rutledge party, but still understood what was going on If you re new to Inspector Ian Rutledge books, don t fuss about catching up the only problem you re going to have is in kicking yourself because it took you so long to discover him That was me I can t believe I haven t even accidentally read one of these I ALSO love a book series or not that doesn t rely on sensationally gory scenes or shocking situations or rough language to tell an engaging read can t put it down story The Black Ascot is incredibly well writtenthe plot rolled right along and I actually had sympathy for the hero AND the villain This is a book I can share with my grandma, sister, cousin and or daughter, and there s enough meat in the story that we ll be able to have a lively discussion afterwards Now, if you ll excuse me, I have to go make a list of Ian Rutledge books that I want to get my hands on and read this year And I will be anxiously awaiting the next giveaway for whatever Charles Todd puts out SOON, please flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Kathleen Gray rated it it was amazing review of another edition It s always nice to visit again with Ian Rutledge It s hard to believe that this is the 21st in the series because it feels as fresh as ever If you haven t read it, don t worry about that because Todd has skillfully interspersed parts of the back story so that you ll fully appreciate the quirks and relationships This time out, Rutludge is determined to solve an infamous murder that occurred in 1910 Alan Barrington, who was THE suspect fled England and thus the case was put to the side but no It s always nice to visit again with Ian Rutledge It s hard to believe that this is the 21st in the series because it feels as fresh as ever If you haven t read it, don t worry about that because Todd has skillfully interspersed parts of the back story so that you ll fully appreciate the quirks and relationships This time out, Rutludge is determined to solve an infamous murder that occurred in 1910 Alan Barrington, who was THE suspect fled England and thus the case was put to the side but now he s back and why why would someone do that and where is he Rutledge s investigation, which pokes into corners the earlier one did not, opens up some old wounds and gets answers not everyone welcomes Rutledge is still struggling with his PTSD and Hamish but he s moving forward in his life As always, the dialogue is good, the mystery appropriately twisty, and the writing well done Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC For Todd fans and those who like historical mysteries flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 Anne rated it liked it review of another edition I was given an advance copy of this book by the publisher, through the giveaway program.I have read and enjoyed most of the Inspector Rutledge series but not for some time so I had a short period of reaquaintance I admit I stopped reading the series because Hamish whose favorite word is Ware had become annoying to me That and he were much less pronounced in this book However, I felt the book lacked direction or commitment The case was a cold one and Rutledge seemed determined I was given an advance copy of this book by the publisher, through the giveaway program.I have read and enjoyed most of the Inspector Rutledge series but not for some time so I had a short period of reaquaintance I admit I stopped reading the series because Hamish whose favorite word is Ware had become annoying to me That and he were much less pronounced in this book However, I felt the book lacked direction or commitment The case was a cold one and Rutledge seemed determined to dig into it but seemed to have no real idea why or how He seemed to motor out and back to London with no clear agenda And, really, the entire book continued this way until he, by chance, happened upon someone who helped him understand I just don t think it was up to the quality of the others I ve read in the series, even with a reduction of Hamish And, when he could have been some help he just became quiet flag Like see review Dec 18, 2018 Spencer Birt rated it really liked it It was a pleasure reading the latest Inspector Rutledge mystery Also my first I marvel at the ability of some authors to create story lines with twists and turns that keep adding to the over all interest in the read The Todd team has done a great job on this one With the addition of new information, they qualify and add to the info very successfully Melding two distinct plots comfortably, I never lost the line of either one As a bit of an Anglophile I really liked the British words, terms It was a pleasure reading the latest Inspector Rutledge mystery Also my first I marvel at the ability of some authors to create story lines with twists and turns that keep adding to the over all interest in the read The Todd team has done a great job on this one With the addition of new information, they qualify and add to the info very successfully Melding two distinct plots comfortably, I never lost the line of either one As a bit of an Anglophile I really liked the British words, terms and references Great to discover authors who don t find it necessary to have their characters swearing and cussing on every other page Will look for Inspector Rutledge flag Like see review Dec 17, 2018 Jayna rated it really liked it review of another edition In the course of now 21 books Charles Todd has really made me care very much about Inspector Ian Rutledge as he solves crimes and deals with his shell shock I am also very happy that there are still good traditional mysteries being written in these days when it seems like only thrillers get attention In the case of The Black Ascot I was not nearly as enthralled with the mystery itself as I was with watching Ian as he doggedly followed from clue to clue The book got interesting as he adde In the course of now 21 books Charles Todd has really made me care very much about Inspector Ian Rutledge as he solves crimes and deals with his shell shock I am also very happy that there are still good traditional mysteries being written in these days when it seems like only thrillers get attention In the case of The Black Ascot I was not nearly as enthralled with the mystery itself as I was with watching Ian as he doggedly followed from clue to clue The book got interesting as he added the mystery of what had happened to him to the mystery of the vanished killer I received an ARC of this novel from flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Jennifer rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves historical, mystery Based on the ARC While I enjoyed the mystery of this one another solid Rutledge entry with connections to the past and enough suspects to keep us all busy I think this one missed the chance to add to Rutledge s characterization At one point, his sanity is in question among others as well as to himself , and the consequences could have resulted in a larger emotional impact, but the result is stunted Still, a good read in a great series flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Gina rated it really liked it I always enjoy this series This latest novel definitely moved at a good pace and had plenty of interesting characters I feel as if the events in this latest installment moved the series along nicely and will provide plenty of material going forward As soon as I finish one I am ready for the next Thank you to for the advanced copy flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Bobbi rated it liked it The 21st installment in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series I m quite impressed with the author s ability to keep the character fresh and interesting, and the stories so varied Well done, AGAIN My thanks to the author, HarperCollins, and Tavia Kowalchuk for the ARC The book will be available on February 5, 2019 flag Like see review Dec 21, 2018 Sarah rated it liked it review of another edition The Black Ascot wasn t my favorite read by this author If Charles Todd is new to you, try A Duty to the Dead or An Unmarked Grave to get a better idea of what Todd is capable of writing The main character spends the majority of the book traveling to different places in England without a sense of anticipation or suspense in the outcome flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Mary rated it liked it I won this through I enjoyed the historical aspects re post World War II I did feel the author could have developed the story earlier But this is basically a story within a story It s an interesting book although the ending was not what I expected Overall, a good read flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 Lynn rated it really liked it review of another edition Another absolutely riveting Ian Rutledge mystery from the Charles Todd writing pair If you haven t read any of the Ian Rutledge series, don t wait a moment longer I read this EARC courtesy of Harper Collins and Edelweiss pub date 02 05 19 flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Maureen rated it really liked it Excellent book This the first one I have read of the series I m definitely going to read the rest of the series A flag Like see review Katline Craig rated it really liked it Dec 15, 2018 Dave Sloan rated it it was amazing Jan 02, 2019 Tonya rated it really liked it Sep 30, 2018 Valerie rated it really liked it Jan 22, 2019 Laurel rated it liked it Dec 18, 2018 John Gordon rated it really liked it Oct 20, 2018 Jayna rated it it was amazing Dec 15, 2018 Pamela rated it liked it Sep 01, 2018 Heather rated it it was amazing Dec 15, 2018 Debjo rated it it was ok Jan 31, 2019 Cathy Doyle rated it really liked it Aug 14, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Pearl fryar is currently reading it just started this book have not read any of the others yet so we will see how this goes flag Like see review John Hendricks rated it really liked it Aug 26, 2018 Beverly Brown rated it liked it Dec 28, 2018 new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Combine 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        Charles Todd is the pen name used by the mother and son writing team, Caroline Todd and Charles Todd Together they write the Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford Series They have published two standalone mystery novels and many short stories.


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    1. I enjoy these two series the Bess Crawford books have linked characters, though they still are a few years behind this series , but the plot here was a bit much Too many convenient Rutledge just was in the right place at the right time moments, too many clues popping up conveniently Rutledge is a great character though, and the Charles Todd duo do an excellent job in both series of portraying how WWI and its aftermath effected both soldiers and civilians I m sad this one wasn t up to standar I e [...]


    2. As always with any long lived series, picking up the next book involves expectation and excitement and a bit of a leap of faith You hope and trust that the author s have managed to keep the characters vibrant and alive and are finding fresh ways to keep the overall arcs of their lives and interactions progressing in new and interesting ways, while keeping the main focus on some kind of mystery The peril to be avoided at all costs is a main character who just re emerges as precisely the sam As al [...]


    3. Title The Black Ascot Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery 21 Author Charles ToddPages 343 ARC Year 2019Publisher William MorrowMy rating is 5 out of 5 stars.Inspector Ian Rutledge is handed a cold case that his boss doesn t expect him to solve His boss has no love for Ian and tells him he expects him to find the man who has been missing for ten years but allegedly has been recently spotted The missing man is wanted in connection to a murder ten years ago, but who disappeared before the tria Title The [...]


    4. This is the 21st book in the Ian Rutledge series In this outing, Rutledge receives a tip that a man, Alan Barrington, who was accused of murder, but has successfully evaded capture for ten years, has been seen for the first time since his disappearance Rutledge shares his information with his superintendent who knows that if Barrington is brought in will have his career made The superintendent assigns Rutledge with the task of bringing Barrington to justice as quietly and as quickly as possib Th [...]


    5. I love a book series that can make book 21 feel like book 1 There was j u s t enough backstory gracefully interspersed that I didn t feel late to the Ian Rutledge party, but still understood what was going on If you re new to Inspector Ian Rutledge books, don t fuss about catching up the only problem you re going to have is in kicking yourself because it took you so long to discover him That was me I can t believe I haven t even accidentally read one of these I ALSO love a book ser I love a book [...]


    6. It s always nice to visit again with Ian Rutledge It s hard to believe that this is the 21st in the series because it feels as fresh as ever If you haven t read it, don t worry about that because Todd has skillfully interspersed parts of the back story so that you ll fully appreciate the quirks and relationships This time out, Rutludge is determined to solve an infamous murder that occurred in 1910 Alan Barrington, who was THE suspect fled England and thus the case was put to the side but no It [...]


    7. I was given an advance copy of this book by the publisher, through the giveaway program.I have read and enjoyed most of the Inspector Rutledge series but not for some time so I had a short period of reaquaintance I admit I stopped reading the series because Hamish whose favorite word is Ware had become annoying to me That and he were much less pronounced in this book However, I felt the book lacked direction or commitment The case was a cold one and Rutledge seemed determined I was given an adv [...]


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