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Wings of Fire (Inspector Ian Rutledge, Bk 2)
Wings of Fire - Inspector 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 »
ISBN-13: 9780312965686
ISBN-10: 0312965680
Publication Date: 5/15/1999
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Wings of Fire (Inspector Ian Rutledge, Bk 2) on + 9 more book reviews
Another great Inspector Rutledge adventure.
justreadingabook avatar reviewed Wings of Fire (Inspector Ian Rutledge, Bk 2) on + 1598 more book reviews
Second book in the series and it is worth the read.
The writing style is very poetic and has a rhythm to the story.
Ian is starting to feel better and get his confidence back in himself.
This is a true mystery style book, you will have to work out the information yourself.
A family suffers three deaths in a matter of days and something is more than a bit suspicious in Rutledge's mind. Proving it is a hard sell to his supervisor and the family.
englishmaven avatar reviewed Wings of Fire (Inspector Ian Rutledge, Bk 2) on + 25 more book reviews
I enjoyed the prose in this second book of the Inspector Rutledge series by Charles Todd. I thought the language poetic--CTodd probably did that on purpose since the story line is based on the suicide of a famous poet and her brother.

Rutledge hears the voice of a Scotsman that he executed during the Great War. Hamish helps him to solve the murders of a small child that took place years ago and to solve the more recent murder of a fellow soldier.

I gave the story 4 stars because I really had trouble staying with it. Perhaps it was the poetic language or the events surrounding the Coronavirus that kept me from enjoying it as much as I feel that I should.

You do need to read the first story in the series to really appreciate this story.


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