Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother-and-son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina, respectively.
This is, I think, the 15th book in the series about the British detective Ian Rutledge, but it's the first one I have read. Having finished it, I'm sorry that I didn't get into this series a long time ago, for if the rest of the books are as good as this one, I've certainly missed some really good mystery writing. The plot begins with the finding of a body in the middle of a London street, apparently victim of a hit and run, but there is no identification … more