An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
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One of these days, Charles Todd should take a break from writing mysteries and pen an advice book for warring parents and their adult children. That's because Todd, as "his" fans know, is the pseudonym for an American mother-and-son writing team that has churned out 13 mysteries featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, a battle-scarred veteran of World War I.
What's more improbable than the collaboration is how consistently clever and atmospheric the Ian Rutledge novels are.