Legacy Of The Dead

Legacy Of The Dead

Paperback - 2001
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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 of Scotland Yard must tread carefully, for the case will soon lead him to Scotland, where many of Rutledge's ghosts rest uneasily. But it is an unexpected encounter that will hold the most peril.

For in Scotland Rutledge will find that the young mother accused of killing Eleanor Gray is a woman to whom he owes a terrible debt. And his harrowing journey to find the truth will lead him back through the fires of his past, into secrets that still have the power to kill.
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 2001
ISBN: 9780553583151


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Remains of a body are discovered on a hillside, and Rutledge must determine who the woman was and if the woman accused of killing her is innocent or guilty.

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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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