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Charles Todd

(Caroline and Charles Todd)
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Charles Todd was a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd. The pseudonymous mystery authors were best known for a series of novels, set in post World War I England.

Caroline Todd died on August 27, 2021, in Delaware.


Genres: Historical Mystery, Mystery
New Books
February 2023

The Cliff's Edge
(Bess Crawford Mystery, book 13)
   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)
(Detective Matthew Venn, 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."
Down a Dark River (2021)
(Inspector Michael Corravan, book 1)
Karen Odden
"A must read for mystery fans!"
Death and the Conjuror (2022)
(Joseph Spector, book 1)
Tom Mead
"Tom Mead has created an intriguing set of puzzles on par with John Dickson Carr in Death and the Conjuror. A true delight for mystery lovers!"
Mother Daughter Traitor Spy (2022)
Susan Elia MacNeal
"Susan Elia MacNeal is outstanding! Her ability to convey a spellbinding story that is realistically rooted in this time period puts her among the best!"
A Death in Denmark (2023)
(Gabriel Praest, book 1)
Amulya Malladi
"Not your usual ex-cop turn PI mystery! Malladi captures the Scandinavian sparseness with powerful dialogue and a true sense of place... An excellent read!"

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