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Authors Caroline and Charles ToddCharles and Caroline Todd are a mother-and-son writing team (as Charles Todd) who live on the east coast of the United States. Caroline has a BA in English Literature and History, and a Masters in International Relations. Charles has a BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Business Management, and a culinary arts degree that means he can boil more than water. Caroline has been married (to the same man) for umpteen years, and Charles is divorced.

Charles and Caroline have a rich storytelling heritage. Both spent many evenings on the porch listening to their fathers and grandfathers reminisce. And a maternal grandmother told marvelous ghost stories. This tradition allows them to write with passion about events before their own time. And an uncle/great-uncle who served as a flyer in WWI aroused an early interest in the Great War.

Charles learned the rich history of Britain, including the legends of King Arthur, William Wallace, and other heroes, as a child. Books on Nelson and by Winston Churchill were always at hand. Their many trips to England gave them the opportunity to spend time in villages and the countryside, where there's a different viewpoint from that of the large cities. Their travels are at the heart of the series they began ten years ago.

Charles's love of history led him to a study of some of the wars that shape it: the American Civil War, WWI and WWII. He enjoys all things nautical, has an international collection of seashells, and has sailed most of his life. Golf is still a hobby that can be both friend and foe. And sports in general are enthusiasms. Charles had a career as a business consultant. This experience gave him an understanding of going to troubled places where no one was glad to see him arrive. This was excellent training for Rutledge's reception as he tries to find a killer in spite of local resistance.

Caroline has always been a great reader and enjoyed reading aloud, especially poetry that told a story. The Highwayman was one of her early favorites. Her wars are WWI, the Boer War, and the English Civil War, with a sneaking appreciation of the Wars of the Roses as well. When she's not writing, she's traveling the world, gardening, or painting in oils. Her background in international affairs backs up her interest in world events, and she's also a sports fan, an enthusiastic follower of her favorite teams in baseball and pro football. She loves the sea, but is a poor sailor. (Charles inherited his iron stomach from his father.) Still, she has never met a beach she didn't like.

Both Caroline and Charles share a love of animals, and family pets have always been rescues.

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A Cruel Deception
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A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd

The Black Ascot
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The Black Ascot by Charles Todd

A Forgotten Place
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A Forgotten Place by Charles Todd

The Gate Keeper
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The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd

Casualty of War
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Casualty of War by Charles Todd

Racing the Devil
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Racing the Devil by Charles Todd
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Pattern of Lies, A | Todd, Charles | Double-Signed 1st Edition Todd, Charles | Pattern of Lies, A | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Unmarked Grave, An | Todd, Charles | Double-Signed 1st Edition Todd, Charles | Unmarked Grave, An | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Question of Honor, A | Todd, Charles | Double-Signed 1st Edition Todd, Charles | Question of Honor, A | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Pale Horse, A | Todd, Charles | Double-Signed ARC Todd, Charles | Pale Horse, A | Double-Signed ARC

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Fine Summer's Day, A | Todd, Charles | Double-Signed ARC Todd, Charles | Fine Summer's Day, A | Double-Signed ARC

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Hunting Shadows | Todd, Charles | Double-Signed 1st Edition Todd, Charles | Hunting Shadows | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Proof of Guilt | Todd, Charles | Double-Signed ARC Todd, Charles | Proof of Guilt | Double-Signed ARC

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Charles Todd Bibliography


Inspector Ian Rutledge Series

  1. A Test of Wills - 1996
  2. Wings of Fire - 1998
  3. Search the Dark(1999
  4. Legacy of the Dead - 2000
  5. Watchers of Time - 2001
  6. A Fearsome Doubt - 2002
  7. A Cold Treachery - 2005
  8. A Long Shadow - 2006
  9. A False Mirror - 2007
  10. A Pale Horse - 2008
  11. A Matter of Justice - 2009
  12. The Red Door - 2010
  13. A Lonely Death - 2011
  14. The Confession - 2012
  15. Proof of Guilt - 2013
  16. Hunting Shadows - 2014
  17. A Fine Summer's Day - January 2015
  18. A Pattern of Lies - August 2015
  19. No Shred of Evidence - 2016
  20. Racing the Devil - 2017
  21. The Gate Keeper - 2018
  22. The Black Ascot - 2019

Bess Crawford Series

  1. A Duty to the Dead - 2009
  2. An Impartial Witness - 2010
  3. A Bitter Truth - 2011
  4. An Unmarked Grave - 2012
  5. A Question of Honor - 2013
  6. An Unwilling Accomplice - 2014
  7. The Shattered Tree - 2016
  8. A Casualty of War - September 2017
  9. A Forgotten Place - September 2018
  10. A Cruel Deception - October 2019

Stand-Alone Novels

  • The Murder Stone - 2003
  • The Walnut Tree - 2012

Charles Todd Awards and Honors

  • A Test of Wills - 1996 won the Barry Award from the Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association named A Test of Wills one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century, and it received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
  • Wings of Fire - 1998 a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
  • Search the Dark - 1999 was the winner of the 1999 Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Mystery from the Romantic Times Magazine.
  • Legacy of the Dead - 2000 earned the Todd's a third The New York Times Notable book listing and an Anthony Award nomination.
  • A Cold Treachery - 2005 received a Publishers Weekly: Starred Review.
  • An Unmarked Grave - 2012 received an Agatha Award nomination for Best Historical Novel.
  • A Question of Honor - 2013 won the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel.

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