A Pale Horse by Charles Todd audiobook

A Pale Horse

By Charles Todd
Read by Simon Prebble

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries: Book 10

11.72 Hours Unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The exemplary tenth Inspector Ian Rutledge historical whodunit (after A False Mirror) offers tight plotting and rich characterization amid understated but convincing evocations of post-WWI England.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Simon Prebble, the voice of Charles Todd's mysteries, creates another winner with this moody tale of soured love in the Yorkshire dales…Prebble reads atmospherically without over dramatizing the action, and the wide range of characters is well drawn.” AudioFile
“The tragic sweep of Charles Todd's historical mysteries grows more expansive with each successive novel in his stunning series.” New York Times Book Review
“Evocatively and suspensefully written…This is a terrific mystery, carefully spun, which leads us into the dark realms of the postwar era and reveals even darker plots.” Providence Journal
A Pale Horse is, like its protagonist, a melancholy triumph.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Todd's rendering of characters—especially those of the country folk inhabiting rural Yorkshire—is absolutely superb.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“This mother–son writing team delivers another spine-tingling mystery…Great characters and a fast-paced plot make this novel a page-turner.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Todd

Author Bio: Charles Todd

Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother-and-son writing team who write the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries, as well as stand-alone novels. Their novel Proof of Guilt was a New York Times bestseller, and A Test of Wills was named one of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year selection. Their novels have won the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, and the Anthony Award, as well as being finalists for several other awards.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English