Charles Todd

Mother and Son Team-up to Write Jolly Good Mysteries

After reading a couple of Charles Todd’s novels, it wasn’t hard for me to imagine that it took two creative minds to realize them. Charles and Caroline Todd’s series featuring Ian Rutledge, a Scotland Yard detective, is set immediately after World War I when wounds on the land and its people, both physical and mental, were still raw. Rutledge suffers from shell shock. We’d call it Post Traumatic Stress Disorder these days. Trauma and healing are themes that touch almost every character.