Product Description âCharles Todd hasnât made a misstep yet in his elegant series featuring Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge, and A Matter of Justice keeps the streak going.ââCleveland Plain Dealer Â The Washington Post calls the Ian Rutledge novels by Charles Todd, âone of the best historical series being written today.â A Matter of Justiceâthe eleventh in the New York Times Notable, EdgarÂ® Award-nominated, and Barry Award-winning seriesâbrings back the haunted British police inspector and still shell-shocked World War One veteran in a tale of unspeakable murder in a small English village filled to bursting with dark secrets and worthy suspects. A New York Times bestseller as spellbinding and evocative as the best of Ruth Rendell, Anne Perry, Martha Grimes, and P.D. James, A Matter of Justice represents a new high for this exceptional storyteller. Review âThereâs no end to war in Charles Toddâs unnervingly beautiful historical novels....Here the mother and son who write under the name Charles Todd get it all right.â (New York Times Book Review) âWhat has distinguished the Rutledge series from other historical crime fiction is that it often transcends the whodunit formula with its concerns about the morality of war and the terrible toll it took on the British nation.â (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) âIn the stellar 11th Insp. Ian Rutledge mystery, Todd seamlessly combines a fair-play whodunit with a nuanced look into the heart of darkness in the human soul.â (Publishers Weekly (starred review)) âA wonderfully plotted mystery will keep you engrossed and guessing right up to the end....This terrific read will please longtime fans and those new to the series.â (Romantic Times) âAnother triumph...This is a historical mystery that should be used as a guide on how to do it right. Intriguing and complex, this is a superbly rich novel and a real treat for mystery fans.â (Crime Spree magazine) âSmoothly constructed.â (Booklist) âWith its typically intricate plotting, detailed characterizations, and red herrings, this is a compelling addition to the popular Ian Rutledge series.â (Library Journal) âThe plot is as complicated as any that Agatha Christie contrived, with characters as dark and complex as any of P. D. Jamesâ....Just the ticket.â (Wilmington Star News) âThis series makes the anguish of the First World War and its scarred veterans as fresh as our own. Lovers of the British cozy will enjoy the range of settings, from cottage gardens to the remote Scilly Isles to fine country estates.â (Charlotte Observer) âA sharp look at a country recovering from the devastation of war. Although it is set in the early 20th century, Toddâs novels are timeless.â (South Florida Sun Sentinel) From the Back Cover At the start of a new century, in a war far away from England, two British soldiers see a golden opportunity . . . and do the unthinkable to take advantage of it. Twenty years later, a successful though much despised London businessman is found savagely and bizarrely murdered in a medieval tithe barn on his estate in Somerset. For Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, a man still shaken by the Great War's deafening echoes, the well-concealed trail he must now follow is leading back to an event so monumentally barbarous that its consequences envelop even the innocent. And when justice takes a malevolent turn, one haunted policeman must stand alone against the onrushing tide. About the Author Charles Todd is theÂ New York TimesÂ 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.