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Critical Praise

“A FINE SUMMER’S DAY is a bittersweet gift to longtime readers of this wonderful series...This intimate look into the personal life of a detective we’ve known only as a damaged soul is no small gift...the greater gift here is the portrait it presents of England before the war."

—New York Times Book Review

“In this prequel and 17th series entry (after HUNTING SHADOWS), Rutledge deals with a killer’s past and his own future in a country readying for war. A tight plot keeps readers on the edge until the stunning final pages.”

—Library Journal

“Series fans will appreciate Todd’s 17th Ian Rutledge mystery (after 2014’s HUNTING SHADOWS), a prequel set in the summer of 1914…The writing is as sharp as ever.”

—Publishers Weekly