A Pale Horse

Author(s): Charles Todd
Series: Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries Series No: 10
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2008
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Product Number: Z100018904
Released: Jan 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792753544
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
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Late on a spring night in 1920, five boys cross the Yorkshire dales to the ruins of Fountains Abbey, intent on raising the devil. Instead, they stumble over the devil himself, sitting there watching them. Terrified, they run for their lives, leaving behind a book on alchemy stolen from their schoolmaster. The next morning, a body is discovered in the cloisters of the abbey-a man swathed in a hooded cloak and wearing a gas mask. Scotland Yard dispatches Inspector Rutledge to find out who the man was and why he died in such mysterious circumstances. But the villagers clearly have something to hide. And what does the huge chalk sculpture of a pale horse of the Apocalypse have to do with the crime?


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A Pale Horse
Product Number: BX00046279
Product Number:DD0954
Product Number:Z100018904

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Author(s): Charles Todd
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Mystery
Product Number DD0954
Released: Aug 16, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781609984762
Author(s): Charles Todd
Product Number EB00233829
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780061748936

Professional reviews

"Simon Prebble, the voice of Charles Todd's mysteries, creates another winner with this moody tale of soured love in the Yorkshire dales. The year is 1920. Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is called in to investigate a dead body found in a Yorkshire abbey. A second case of a vanished government scientist may or may not be linked. Rutledge wants the truth, but others are more interested in silence. As always, Rutledge is accompanied by his Scottish "ghost," Hamish. Prebble reads atmospherically without overdramatizing the action, and the wide range of characters is well drawn--Hamish's brogue; a simple man's slow precision; the broad, tight voice of a hostile Yorkshire policeman. This is literate, satisfying fun. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"