The Murder Stone: A Novel Of Suspense
  • The Murder Stone: A Novel Of Suspense
  • The Murder Stone: A Novel Of Suspense
ISBN: 0553586602
EAN13: 9780553586602
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 31, 2004
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 6.8" L x 4" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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Book Overview

Charles Todd's critically acclaimed novels featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge have been hailed by The Washington Post Book World as one of the best historical series being written today. The New York Times Book Review calls Todd's mysteries meticulously wrought.harrowing psychological drama. Now he stakes out new territory in this mesmerizing stand-alone novel of one woman's dark journey through family obsession, wartime secrets, and a chilling legacy.

The Murder Stone

The Great War is still raging in the autumn of 1916, when Francesca Hatton's beloved grandfather dies on the family estate in
England's isolated Exe Valley. Grieving for the man who raised her, Francesca is stunned to find an unsigned letter among his effects, cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Now a stranger has shown up on her doorstep, accusing her grandfather of being a murderer.

Ex-soldier Richard Leighton blames Francis Hatton for the death of his mother, who vanished nearly a quarter of a century earlier. Her body was never found, only a shawl stained with her blood. And Leighton is not the only one with a claim on Francesca's grandfather. On the day of his funeral, unexpected visitors arrive with the mourners, and Francesca is besieged by charges of Hatton's vicious dealings. Yet there is also a shy young woman who praises his secret generosity.

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