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    Charles Todd (Author)

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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.

At the center of the intrigue is an unusual white stone that lies hidden in a secluded garden where Francesca once played with her five male cousins, all of them dead now on the battlefields of France. According to the terms of Hatton’:s will, the Murder Stone must be dug up and transported to Scotland, where it is to be buried forever. But before Francesca can begin the journey, a series of ominous “:accidents”: occur, culminating in the discovery of a bleeding body on the Murder Stone itself.

Was Hatton the loving, caring protector his granddaughter always believed him to be?
Or a vindictive, secretive man who cultivated dangerous enemies? Francesca sets out in pursuit of the truth—:and into the sights of someone determined to exact a revenge long overdue.
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  • PDF | 368 pages
  • Charles Todd (Author)
  • Bantam Books: First Edition edition (Nov. 2003)
  • English
  • 10
  • Crime, Thrillers Mystery

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