Monday, January 12, 2009

History Mysteries Between the Wars

Sarah Weinman of Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind fame has a great article in the Barnes & Noble Review today. Death Between the Wars: Historical Mysteries Part IV is the final installment of a four-part series on history mysteries. She mentions Charles Todd, Jacqueline Winspear, Rennie Airth and many other of my favorite mystery authors.

I just finished Charles Todd's latest in the Ian Rutledge Series (11) A Matter of Justice. Another solid entry in this terrific series. Charles Todd is the pseudonym of a mother and son writing team. I was lucky enough to sit between the two at the Harper Collins dinner at Bouchercon in October. What a treat. There's a great 'interview' with Ian Rutledge, the main character/detective in the novels on the Charles Todd Website. For more on how this duo writes together and how they research historical details, go to: J.Kingston Pierce's interview in January Magazine and an interview on the HarperCollins website.

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