Search the Dark

Search the Dark

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Scotland Yard's most intrepid inspector is sent to Dorset with strict orders to coordinate the search for two missing children, but his investigation is complicated by his growing feelings for a potential suspect.
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, [2000]
Edition: St. Martin's pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780312971281
0312971281
Branch Call Number: TODD C
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 18 cm

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AuntJane Jul 26, 2017

I started reading this series for Mystery Book Group. I like the detective and want to read some more about him and his work at Scotland Yard - the time frame just after WWI I find very interesting. Lots of twists and turns keeps you guessing till the end!


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AuntJane Jul 26, 2017

I started reading this series for Mystery Book Group. I like the detective and want to read some more about him and his work at Scotland Yard - the time frame just after WWI I find very interesting. Lots of twists and turns keeps you guessing till the end!

SanRafaelStaff_Joan Jul 14, 2016

I try to read just about anything that crosses my path having to do with World War One. This mystery is pretty long-winded, but what I appreciate from Todd is his psychological descriptions of the people who were fighting in that war. Especially the British and French men and women who were in combat for YEARS, if they survived. The emotional toll was devastating, and Todd helps us glimpse this trauma. My grandfather went over in 2017 with the AEF, and was gassed. I never talked to him about his experience. He saw very little combat, being there for only about one year, and was invalided out just before the Armistice. I read these books to try to discern what his experience may have been like.

This is a dumb title and the lost children are early identified. The police work is uninspired... why did we not find out early on that the murdered woman had born a child, why frustrate the reader leaving an obvious question unanswered. As usual lots of plot twists and lots of causation due to WWI PTSD. Sad, judgemental society. I don't get the point, it is not good over evil and the characters are not rewarding psychological studies.

This is a dumb title and the lost children are early identified. The police work is uninspired... why did we not find out early on that the murdered woman had born a child, why frustrate the reader leaving an obvious question unanswered. As usual lots of plot twists and lots of causation due to WWI PTSD. Sad, judgemental society. I don't get the point, it is not good over evil and the characters are not rewarding psychological studies.

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Mar 20, 2011

After WWI, a man going to job interview via train, sees a woman & 2 children on platform. He thinks they are wife and children who supposedly died in a bombing. He goes back and cant find them, but is soon arrested for woman's murder. Rutledge is called in from Scotland Yard to find children, dead or alive. He discovers woman is working woman with ambition and somewhat mysterious past.

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