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Watchers Of Time In His Latest Novel, Bestselling Author Charles Todd Brings His Classic Mystery Series To A New Level Of Intensity And Intrigue The Year Is 1919, And Ian Rutledge Is A Fragile Yet Courageous Former Soldier Searching For His Place In A Postwar World Now A Scotland Yard Investigator, Rutledge Is Called Upon To Probe A Small Town Murder And Discovers That It May Be Connected To One Of The Greatest Disasters Of All Time.Watchers Of TimeIn Osterley, A Marshy Norfolk Backwater, A Man Lies Dying On A Rainy Autumn Night While Natural Causes Will Surely Claim Herbert Baker S Life In A Matter Of Hours, His Last Request Baffles His Family And Friends Baker, A Devout Anglican, Inexplicably Demands To See The Town S Catholic Priest For A Last Confession The Old Man Dies Without Knowing That The Very Priest Who Gave Him Comfort Will Follow Him To The Grave Just A Few Weeks Later The Victim Of An Appalling Murder.The Local Police Are Convinced The Evidence Points To An Interrupted Robbery, And Have Named A Suspect, Matthew Walsh But The Dead Priest S Bishop Insists That Scotland Yard Oversee The Investigation A Simple Task For Rutledge, A Man Not Yet Well Enough To Return To Full Duty The Inspector Draws On Years Of Experience And A War Honed Intuition As He Finds Himself Uncovering Secrets That The Local Authorities Would Prefer Not To See Explored Surely, They Reason, It Is Better To Charge An Outsider Matthew Walsh With Murder Than To Learn That Someone In This Tightly Knit Community Would Commit Such A Horrendous Crime And Yet There Are Those, Rutledge Soon Discovers, Who Held Grudges Against The Priest That Had Little To Do With God Or The Church No One In Osterley Is Aware That Rutledge Hears Voices Or, Rather, One Haunting Voice That Of A Soldier He Was Forced To Execute During The War It Is With The Voice Of Hamish MacLeod, By Turns Second Guessing And Taunting Him, That Rutledge Begins A Journey Toward The Devastating Truth That Will Unlock The Secrets Of Osterley And Pare Away Its Layers Of Deception And In Piecing Together A Different Story, Rutledge Encounters A Chain Of Events That Stretches From These Brooding Marshes To One Of The Greatest Sea Disasters In History The Sinking Of The Titanic Who Is The Mysterious Woman Who May Have Boarded That Ship And Who Is The Secretive Woman Who Survived It Rutledge Comes To Believe That He Alone Can Stop A Killer From Striking Again Deftly Capturing The Anguish Of A Man Haunted By His Tragic Past, Watchers Of Time Delves Beneath A Cast Of Unforgettable Characters To Examine A Mystery Even Greater Than Murder The Mystery Of What Is Right And What Is Wrong After The World Has Committed The Sin Of War From The Hardcover Edition.


About the Author: Charles Todd

Charles Todd is the pen name used by the mother and son writing team, Caroline Todd and Charles Todd Together they write the Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford Series They have published two standalone mystery novels and many short stories.



10 thoughts on “Watchers Of Time

  1. says:

    I m truly enjoying this series However, I really am getting annoyed with the author ending this book and the previous one abruptly or so it seems to me , without tying up all the story lines He even alludes to the open ending of the previous book in this one but does he provide any clarification or information NO Instead, this one also ends without tying everything up but with far fewer lose ends than the previous book I know I m one of those people that love mysteries because you usually have a story with a beginning, a middle and an end They usually tie the story lines up at the end, but not always I can live with that for the most part I like things neatly resolved, but I m not discombobulated if they are not tied up in the end I like a certain amount of suspense and uncertainty at times In this case however, we have a tortured hero to begin with a Scotland Yard Inspector struggling with demons from his time in service during WWI Then, when you have his unending ...


  2. says:

    Unfortunately I ve been reading mediocre books lately I thought I d pick up a winner to change my fortune, but parts of this book were a little slow I still like the concept though, so now and again I will pick up a volume of the series.


  3. says:

    Enjoyed Watchers of Time the most of the five Ian Rutledge stories I ve read so far The setting is the small village of Osterley, East Anglian, near the city of Norfolk Mr Sims, Vicar of Holy Trinity and Fr James the priest of St Anne s Rutledge, returning to work as an Inspector of Scotland Yard in October 1919 is sent out of London to the backwater village to set the Bishop s mind at rest about a murdered priest Rutledge s WWI backstory makes this far from a typical police procedural He perseveres in his search for truth against all odds His is a lonely struggle Todd does a wonderful job in describing the place One of these times I am going to count the cups of tea And of course tea never comes without a little something I enjoyed the slow pace of the book which may not be to every one s liking Language I found interesting The funeral was well attended, and Herbert Baker, coachman by trade, was sent to his eternal rest with the goodwill of a village that had known him to be an honest and plainspoken man with no vices and no outstanding talents, except perhaps for loyalty page 8 Stephenson the doctor grinned How does she manage communion wine, then Fr James It s consecrated, and the evil of the grape has been taken out As a schoolboy, learning to draw ...


  4. says:

    11 22 17 1.99 for Kindle.


  5. says:

    In the small seaside village of Osterley in Norfolk, sixty four year old Herbert Baker a devout Protestant lies dying with the comfort of his family around him As the end grows closer, he asks his daughter to call a Catholic priest to his bedside, an unusual request because he is not a Catholic The family although surprised by his odd behavior agree to his request When Father James arrives, Baker asks for privacy and the two spend half an hour together After Father James leaves, Baker comforts his family to assure them he has not changed his faith and wants to be buried in accordance with his own beliefs Shortly afterwards Baker dies and is buried A few weeks later, Father James returning to the rectory in late evening is brutally attacked, hit on the head with a heavy crucifix When the priest falls, his assailant delivers two blows and then with a gloved hand quickly wrecks the room He pries open the tin box where the parish funds are kept, scoops up the money and flees When the town hears about the murder they are shocked and horrified It appears Father James had returned home unexpectedly and was attacked by someone he disturbed in the middle of a burglary But who would ever kill a priest, especially someone like Father James who had no enemies and was loved by everyone With the church still ac...


  6. says:

    Good book, but I still do not know what happened to Fiona and Ian from the last book Darn


  7. says:

    In this earlier mystery novel, Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of World War I and his mental phantasm Hamish, find themselves overseeing the investigation of a dead priest He is sent to Osterley, a small town in Norfolk, presumably to oversee this investigation but also to get him out of London as his slow recovery from the War makes his fellow officers uncomfortable It is 1919 and there are many men like Rutledge, haunted by the war and still trying to recover The man in charge in Osterley, Blevins, has someone in custody for the murder of Father James but the facts don t fit quite tightly enough to satisfy and Rutledge starts to ask questions on his own As he does, the life of this priest becomes clearer and points to than just a burglary gone bad It seems Father James had unknown enemies in this small backwater and knowledge that put him at risk An int...


  8. says:

    Rating I love this series Very psychological and the plots are complex enough to present a lot of questions.Ian is recuperating from an injury and so is sent off to the north of England to talk to a Priest about his concerns regarding the recent murder of his friend, another priest Of course it all turns into quite a mess when Ian begins to delve into the hidden depths of a small village.Ian, struggling st...


  9. says:

    Layer upon layer upon layerWhat can I say I am LOVING this series Deeper into the modern day PSTD of WWI, complexities of 1919, even Titanic this time around Ian Rutledge doesn t miss


  10. says:

    3.5 Its a good series Not great, but entertaining I ll keep reading them


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