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Charles Todd, NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE

This is another fine mystery in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series from this mother and son team.  The story is set in 1920 when four young women boating on a river spot a young man in a nearby boat that appears to be sinking.  The young man is seriously injured during a rescue attempt and later dies.  A witness accuses the young women of murder.

So begins a complex plot which comes to involve several murderous attacks and requires Rutledge to delve into the past of both suspects and victims. The plot is satisfying and, as always, Rutledge is a vulnerable and appealing protagonist.  If you like your historical mysteries mixed with psychological intensity, this is the series for you.

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