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Charles Todd

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Charles Todd is the pen name used by a mother-and-son writing team, Caroline Todd and Charles Todd.

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“I decided to become a policeman to speak for the dead. They have no one else, you see. Somewhere there’s always proof of what happened, some piece of evidence that will obtain a conviction. It’s important for the guilty to be brought to justice, I think. Without justice, there’s chaos.”
Charles Todd, A Long Shadow

“Tell me something. Why is everyone so determined to believe Wilton is innocent?"

Surprised, Davies said, "He's a war hero isn't he? Admired by the King and a friend of the Prince of Wales. He's visited Sandringham, been received by Queen Mary herself! A man like that doesn’t go around killing people!"

With a wry downturn of his lips, Rutledge silently asked, How did he win his medals, you fool, if not by being so very damned good at killing?”
Charles Todd, A Test of Wills

“Children were quick to grasp the subtleties of emotions around them, to see through evasions and quickly identify prevarication.”
Charles Todd, A Long Shadow



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