Proof of Guilt

Proof of Guilt

Large Print - 2013
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When the clues in a hit-and-run investigation lead him to two families famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge is pitted against his new supervisor who, dismissing the evidence, has his own suspect.
Publisher: New York : Harperluxe, c2013.
Edition: 1st Harperluxe ed.
ISBN: 9780062222831
006222283X
Branch Call Number: TODD C LP
Characteristics: 504 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 09, 2017

Although I continue to read the Insp. Rutledge books and enjoy them, this one (as some others) seems to be too complicated for its own good. And a few too many coincidences, as well. The characters are well-drawn and the story evokes the time and place, but the plotting isn't the strong suit in this entry.

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ReadRobin
Jun 30, 2016

I really enjoyed this one, having read many of the others first. I enjoyed the slightly different atmosphere invoked--but I did get lost at times, and do not know what happened to Lewis French. Did I miss the page or pages that explained his continued absence? My library doesn't have an audio book of this title, and I would much rather listen to the book than reread it.

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107mg
Jan 31, 2016

I have read about half of the numerous Charles Todd books and have enjoyed them very much -- except this one. As many reviewers have mentioned, the beginning went nowhere, the ending was weird and unsatisfying, and the middle used a lot of gasoline! It feels like the authors forgot what they were doing! Not their best work at all!

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barnesjoan
Jul 17, 2014

Concludes without answering all questions about characters and their motivations. Not a good representative of the usually high caliber of mystery from the Charles Todd team.

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EmilyEm
Oct 26, 2013

A man is seemingly run down on a street in Chelsea and a watch on the victim leads Inspector Rutledge to a family that produces and ships Madeira and who seem to suddenly have people gone missing.

While a good procedural, I missed the more personal aspects of some of the earlier books in the series. This one had lots of characters?in more ways than one?but I lost interest in keeping them all straight and I was left a little disappointed.

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bouskaj
Aug 31, 2013

Big disappointment. Too many names, car rides, superhero fights. Too little depth of characterization and motivation.

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Malca
Jul 17, 2013

Have read everything by Charles Todd - one of my favourite mystery writers. I love Rutledge and the time period - post WWI

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sleighride
Jul 12, 2013

I agree with the other comments, this was the worst of the Rutledge series. There was no real basis for the arrest of the so called murderers, there were no bodies !! I had to skim the last third of the book, it was too dumb to waste time reading it.

midg Jun 20, 2013

OK but it didnt have a beginning or an end,it was all comfortable and familiar middle.

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ladyoftruefaith
Jun 02, 2013

I love the Rutledge books by Mr. Todd, but this one was a little slow at times. It seemed that Mr. Rutledge kept going around in circles. Not my favorite of the series.

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