Definitely an overpriced gouge for any Charles Todd enthusiast who thought he was getting his money's worth. It reads like a very early attempt at writing - somewhat stilted. I have to admit - I was so pleased to get another Charles Todd book that I overlooked the 'short story' noted in the blurb. I won't make that mistake again. It is a RIPOFF to charge so much for so little and then try to pacify the reader with several chapters from the next book to be released in February. An upcoming release that I won't be getting if the introductory chapters are anything to go by.
I am bitterly disappointed in this deceitful way to get more income. I eagerly devoured the Ian Rutledge series book by book and loved them but after this effort I will NOT be getting anymore. There are plenty of other authors that offer value for money and you surely won't find that in The Piper and I am not impressed with the start of 'Racing with the Devil.
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The Piper: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Story (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B01MEG0PQK
- Publisher : Witness Impulse (10 January 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1255 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 63 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 269,486 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A taster for all his other books,wish it were longerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 May 2017
An excellent read
Four StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 August 2017
a good short story
Getting to Know HamishReviewed in Canada on 15 January 2017
I feel that advertising this short story as an Ian Rutledge mystery is a little misleading. It's rather about Hamish McLeod, the persona who torments Ian's conscience during all his mystery solving. It's a rather short story but does serve to give us some idea of what the now deceased Hamish was like and why Ian was so terribly torn about his untimely death. If you're a Todd fan, as I am, you will most likely enjoy it.
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Don't buy this oneReviewed in Canada on 9 March 2017
Very disappointing. Not a Rutledge story but a pre-war Hamish story that was very short. And to make it look longer half of the book was a preview for another one. It would never have been published if the Rutledge books were not well written and good books. And it was not clear that this was a short story before you bought it.