Wings of Fire - Ian Rutledge, Bk 2 Author:Charles Todd Inspector Ian Rutledge is quickly sent to investigate the sudden deaths of three members of the same eminent Cornwall family, but the World War I veteran soon realizes that nothing about this case is routine. Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose war poetry helped Rutledge retain his gra... more »sp on sanity in the trenches of France. Guided by the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly executed on the battlefield, Rutledge is driven to uncover the haunting truths of murder and madness rooted in a family crypt...« less
Fantastic book/series. Ian Rutledge is a Scotland Yard detective who had serious injuries (physical and mental) in WWI. He is put into cases where his superiors either want him out of the way or fear the case is so sensitive that political problems may occur. You really care about Ian Rutledge as well as the individuals in his cases . One of the best "serious" historical mysteries.