Legacy of the Dead

Legacy of the Dead

An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

Book - 2000
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1919: The weathered remains found on a Scottish mountainside may be those of Eleanor Gray, but the imperious Lady Maude Gray, Eleanor's mother, will have to be handled delicately. This is not the only ground that Inspector Ian Rutledge must tread carefully, for Scotland is where many of Rutledge's ghosts rest uneasily. Once there, Rutledge will find that the young mother accused of killing Eleanor is a woman to whom he owes a terrible debt.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2000
ISBN: 9780553801682
Characteristics: 308 pages


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Feb 20, 2021

Very good historical mystery set just after World War 1 with references to the flu pandemic and the suffering people went through.

Jan 20, 2018

Starting with an exciting problem, which develops into two mysteries, one of which involves Hamish McLeod, the voice in Ian's head, that is commentator and heckler. It takes Ian a good deal of driving about and police work to assemble the facts needed to solve the puzzles. As he stirs up the people involved, someone tries to kill him; so we know he must be getting close to the answer. Very little help is offered by the suspects and interested bystanders. In order to prove his case, he sets a trap for the killer and character assassin, so as to free Hamish's fiancée from suspicion. We are left with an end somewhat like one of Shakespeare's tragedies--bodies everywhere. There are more books in this series, so Ian must have lived through it all.

Mar 04, 2017

I very much enjoyed this book.
a great read if you enjoy British crime mysteries with a detective who has very interesting struggles and demons.


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