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No Shred of EvidenceCould have used the local constable a bit of a dunce to do that or staked it out himself And why doesn t anyone ecognize the presence of the stalker as he moves around at night Given that he is physically fit unlike the other possible is physically fit unlike the other possible walker would make it easy to tell them apart The use of a costume once seems possible walker would make it easy to tell them apart The use of a costume once seems thin stuff as a distraction And the many eferences to the Cornish belief in spirits that go bump in the night by people from the area doesn t begin To Explain Why People Don explain why people don notice a stranger at night The stalker could have been fleshed out better and Rutledge could have stalked him See Watcher in the Shadows or Kill Claudio for examples of what a master writer can do with that kind of situation If I were Inspector Ian Rutledge I wouldn t leave my evolver in a trunk under my bed in London not when I spend my life tracking homicidal maniacs He s had to use his service The Third Lynx (Quadrail, revolver in at least eight or nine other cases I used toead a lot mysteries than I do now when I ve gravitated towards thrillers and psychological suspense This book was a true mystery and a little too sedate for my taste It wasn t until two thirds of the way through this book that the story actually became interesting to me I have not Mixed Doubles read anything else by this author but this the 18th book in the series worked fine as a standalone I suspect however that the author s fans will like it than I didIn this book Inspector Ian Rutledge who hasecently Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Free Audio Book Inside): --- Easter Book Collection For Kids returned to Scotland Yard after serving in the First World War is sent to Cornwall to investigate an attempted murder Rutledge works alone except for an imaginary consciencecompanion named Hamish I gather that Hamish is a standard presence in other books in this series I found it decidedly odd but not too intrusive I guess fans of the series like it I got no sense of who Rutledge is or why he has been the focus of so many booksRight from the start I thought that there were too many suspects and too manyed herrings which padded the book and led to a plodding story In this case it was literally plodding as Rutledge trudged from house to house interviewing the same people over and over again Sometimes he only attempted to interview them because if a suspect or sometimes their father or a maid told him they didn t want to talk to him he just went away It may be how Von Dr. Jakobsen bestraft - SM Krimi (Teil 3) real police work operates but it doesn t make for excitingeading The solution to the case came out of left field and didn t seem at all Raja Smurf (Smurf, realistic to me but there was an exciting though unbelievable scene near the end Ultimately I found this a pleasantead but better for people who like their stories tame I Zwanzig Männer sind genug received a free copy of this book from the publisher This is a very nicely written may I say genteel mystery set in England just after WWI This is the 1st I veead in this series it is actually 18 in this series but it wor Having Dying Light read this entire series th. The village however Following in the shoes of a dead man he is told the case is all but closed Even as it takes an unexpected personal turn Rutledge willeuire all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused the grieving parents of the victim and local police eager to see th. The Ian Rutledge books make up a superior series The impact of World War I on English society is always apparent within the individual books in the series The challenge of hunting murderers in a pre CSI world is always interesting The description of Rutledge s personal challenges deeply ooted in his wartime experience are freuently moving i look forward to are freuently moving I look forward to book eagerly Having said all that I Have Issues With No Of Evidence That Won have with No Shred of Evidence that won lower its 4 star ating but explain why it s no a 5 star book The description of these issues must be preceded by a Spoiler Alert The crime that Rutledge is sent to Cornwall to investigate sets up well Four young women who are boating go to the escue of another boater a young man known to two of them at least whose boat appears to be sinking When their efforts prove to be a physical challenge a farmer dives into the iver and swims to their assistance The The Frankenstein Teacher (Corgi Pups) rescued boater is in a coma however and the farmer accuses the young women of attempted murder Enter Rutledge So far so good The authors argues from the beginning that the farmer s word counts for than the collective testimony of the four young women apparently because the accused would automatically lie if guilty What happened to the assumption that the English system assumes innocence andeuires the hard proof of guilt Whatever the nature of The Case of the General's Thumb rural life in England in the 1920s however insular Cornwall might have been compared to London the authorial assumption that eight hundred years of English law don t apply inural Cornwall seems absurd To make the point even strongly the four young women are from the privileged class served in volunteer posts in the war and one is the daughter of the largest landowner as well as the chief magistrate of the district If anything they would have gotten off without much of an inuest Why does everyone assume that they are in line for hanging in the absence of eye witness testimony to the contrary Granted the assumption makes Rutledge s efforts fraught but it seems an artificially contrived assumption There are two overlapping maybe maybe not crimes under consideration One is a product of the farmer s charges and the ecovered man s ultimate death The other evolves about a mysterious young woman whose presence in the town seems the focus of a dangerous person whose identity like hers is not clear This second crime nexus is introduced effectively and developed well enough until suddenly ushed to a melodramatic conclusion There is a scene when Rutledge ealizes that he is under observation by a malevolent presence that is uite effective until Rutledge allows the stalker to move around the area without attempting to stalk him The stalker uses the boat that had sunk and been An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles raised and apparentlyepaired unless it s the boat used by the women and Echoes from the Past rows back and forth across theiver The boat isn t placed under observation Rutledge. On the north coast of Cornwall an apparent act of mercy is The Master Strategist: Power, Purpose and Principle in Action repaid by an arrest for murder Four young women have been accused of the crime A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office Scotland Yard is asked toeview the case Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to each. Is is the one I have enjoyed the least But I could not give it a 2 star because Ian is developing and there are portions of this which were a progression to the overall psychological changes as the years after the Great War turn one and then another and then another And now the differences from that just punctured psyche are beginning to evolve It was the plot and the placements this time that I thought much less interesting and probable both than the usual Ian Rutledge For instance way too many ed herrings and edundant testimonies which the eader knows are The Oathbreaker's Shadow red herring orepeats for filler purposes from the get go Like an unconscious victim becoming audible suddenly and saying a name And you KNOW that it is NOT the name of the perpetrator just because of when he says it This novel became tedious for 100 pages in the middle exactly for those two LEGO Kingdoms: Defend the Castle reasons But whateally was 2 star at core was the focal event of the 4 women trying to drown 1 man scenario as if that were a felony death sentence provable crime only from the word of another ONEman s differing and contrary to fact story of what he saw them do Not knowing 1920 British law I still believe that the entire thingordeal of those 4 women could have been eversed with the money and highly skilled family lawyers within a couple of weeks at least a month tops There was no evidence and lawyers within a couple of weeks at least a month tops There was no evidence and definitive witness And not even a motive worth considering for three of themThank God for Great Uncle s dear Elephant Gun is all I can add about this plotThree times during this ead I wished Guido Brunetti would show up and The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems rectify the misunderstanding Take all the women to dinner figure out which husband s brother s or probable boyfriend s PTSD or evil nature was impassioned and then have a good wine together while all theest of them finish the evening by planning a vacation to Capri It would have been so much fun Ian is way way too The Making of Matt rigid uite beyond the emotive and mental war legacy to go with the flow of his job IMHO All this murdering beatings mayhem burning down of cottages etc isn t being done by 4 fashionable ladies with perfect hats to match Come on Guido would have know that without all the interviews and could have slept late at the same time before his morning cappuccino hitLastly Ian better get a lucky and jolly girlfriend soon or he is going to become monkish And a better criminal case with some stylish Art Deco in it would not hurt either Give him a weekend at Downton Abbey or Highclere Estate at least No vicarages or pig farms NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE is book 18 in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series I have only previouslyead the first book in This Series But I series but I no problem first book in this series but I had no problem into this book There are some mentioning of events from previous books but I don t think one needs to ead previous books to keep up with what s going on in NO SHRED OF EVIDENCEREAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION. Ese four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol Then why hasn’t the killing stoppedWith no shred of evidence to clear the accused Rutledge must plunge deep into the darkest secrets of a wild beautiful and dangerous place if he is to find a killer who may or may not hold the key to their fa. ,