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Charles Todd

(Caroline and Charles Todd)
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Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd. This mother-and-son writing team lives in the eastern United States, in North Carolina and Delaware, respectively. The pseudonymous mystery authors are best known for a series of novels, set in post World War I England. These intelligent and literate books deal with the cases of Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the European campaigns who is attempting to pick up the pieces of his Scotland Yard career. However, he must keep his greatest burden a secret. Suffering from shell shock, he lives with the constant cynical, taunting voice of Hamish MacLeod, a young Scots soldier he was forced to execute on the battlefield for refusing an order.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Mystery
   Tales (2015)
Series contributed to
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1997) : A Test of Wills
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1999) : Wings of Fire
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : Legacy of the Dead
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2012) : An Unmarked Grave
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel winner (2013) : A Question of Honor
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2014) : Hunting Shadows
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2014) : An Unwilling Accomplice

Charles Todd recommends
Dame Agatha's Shorts (2009)
Elena Santangelo
"The most readable guide and in-depth companion to Agatha's Shorts that any fan could ever wish for. No mystery library, personal or public, should be without this resource. Santangelo has created a gem ..."
Angel Interrupted (2010)
(Dead Detective Mystery, book 2)
Chaz McGee
"[A] fascinating new series."
The Monogram Murders (2014)
(Hercule Poirot Mystery, book 1)
Sophie Hannah
"Sophie Hannah’s The Monogram Murders does Christie proud. Our favourite detective is back and in impeccable form!"
The Widows of Malabar Hill (2018)
(Perveen Mistry, book 1)
Sujata Massey
"A fascinating setting, an extraordinary new sleuth, and a story that enthralls you—The Widows of Malabar Hill has all three and more. Sujata Massey's new historical series is absolutely terrific, and you are just going to love Perveen Mistry, India's first female lawyer."
Mrs Mohr Goes Missing (2019)
(Zofia Turbotynska Mystery, book 1)
Maryla Szymiczkowa
"Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing an amazing Polish mystery--fascinating for its vivid portrayal of 1893 Krakow, its witty style, and for Zofia, its irrepressible sleuth. The Daily Mail called it ingenious--we call this new author 'marvelous!'"
Death in Focus (2019)
(Elena Standish, book 1)
Anne Perry
"This tale of love, danger, betrayal and murder keeps you turning pages to the last astonishing paragraph. Elena Standish is intriguing—in a world fast turning upside down, she is resourceful, brave, and achingly real as she encounters a Germany marching toward world war. Death in Focus is the debut of another great Perry series. Her best yet? You decide!"
Who's Sorry Now? (2019)
(Lady Adelaide Mystery, book 2)
Maggie Robinson
"If you like a clever mystery...Who's Sorry Now? is just your cup of English murder."
The Long Call (2019)
(Two Rivers, book 1)
Ann Cleeves
"Ann Cleeves has done it again! A new detective, a new series, another terrific puzzle of a story that won’t let you go until the very end. Matthew Venn quickly earns his place beside Vera and Jimmy in a debut you don’t want to miss: The Long Call."
Christmas at Ferndean Manor (2021)
(Jane Eyre Chronicles, book 3)
Joanna Campbell Slan
"A marvelous new adventure."

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