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Charles Todd, author of The Black Ascot: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible --- but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for 10 years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done.

Week of January 6, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of January 6th include THE NEW IBERIA BLUES by James Lee Burke, in which the shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia and the backwoods of Louisiana; Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch's THE FIRST CONSPIRACY, which tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern-day CIA; WORKING, an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply moving recollections about Robert Caro's experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books; and THE DAUGHTER'S TALE by Armando Lucas Correa, an unforgettable family saga that explores a hidden piece of World War II history and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children.