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Author: Charles Todd Narrator: Samuel Gillies Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781428199613
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Search the Dark is the third of Todd’s mysteries set just after the First World War. Dorset is the latest setting for the talents of Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the First World War still haunted—literally—by his actions. Indeed, his personal ghost only serves to complicate things as his inner doubts blend into the trauma of the case. The disappearance of two children, the murder of a woman supposed to be their mother, and an unstable suspect who may or may not be guilty form the bones of Todd’s latest psychological thriller, augmented by the in-depth and impressive character analysis that distinguishes his novels.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese | 6/26/2011

    " Liked it - will definitely read more in this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 6/2/2011

    " A good mystery...the ending was not what I was thinking it would be. But I don't like books (or movies) with suicide (especially with a gun) in them.

    I enjoyed the style of this book, once I was about 4 chapters in. I will be looking for another Ian Rutledge book soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/12/2011

    " I really liked the relationship descriptions of these characters. Rutledge always seems to make enemies with the town folk for getting to the bottom of a murder. I was waiting for Rutledge to get the best out of that jerk, Hildebrand and solving the mystery. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Florence | 3/29/2011

    " Another Inspector Rutledge mystery--particularly enjoyed this one set in rural Britain.


  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amydebolt | 3/15/2011

    " Another Rutledge mystery. Was an enjoyable enough read, but nothing special. In fact, now that I think about it, I can't remember who the murderer was and I only finished it a few days ago. Couldn't have been all that great. Blends in a bit with the first two I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaynel | 3/3/2011

    " Of course it was excellent. The killer a surprise (although I was pretty close) but I am getting tired of all these country constables and society chicks hating on poor Ian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/6/2010

    " another very well written mystery. i am making my way thru this series and love all the twists and turns the stories take. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 5/24/2010

    " Third in the Ian Rutledge series. A bit hard to follow, with confusing characters and actions. Otherwise well written, very intelligent and precise prose. "

About the Author

Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother-and-son writing team who write the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries, as well as stand-alone novels. Their novel Proof of Guilt was a New York Times bestseller, and A Test of Wills was named one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year selection. Their novels have won the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, and the Anthony Award, as well as being finalists for several other awards.

About the Narrator

Sam Gillies is an experienced audiobook narrator whose titles include A Fearsome Doubt, Legacy of the Dead, Let It Bleed, Wings of Fire, and others.