‘A Fine Summer’s Day’ by Charles Todd
April 23, 2015
A Fine Summer’s Day takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge’s past involving his final case before the start of World War I. On June 1914, Rutledge gives little attention to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
His mind is set in preparing his proposal to the woman he loves, even with intimations from family and friends.
To the north, a Scottish Highlander shows his own dear girl the house he will build, while back in England, a son awaits the undertaker due to the death of his mother.
The death will set off a series of murders across the country with Rutledge racing against time to solve these seemingly unconnected cases.
As the start of the war looms, Rutledge sets out to find the truth, which will eventually force him to choose between the Yard and his country, between love and duty, and between honor and truth.