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Charles Todd is the pen name used by the mother-and-son writing team, Caroline Todd and Charles Todd. Together they write the Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford Series. They have published two standalone mystery novels and many short stories.

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Charles Todd Dear Candace:

The Black Ascot #21 in the Ian Rutledge series goes on sale February 5, 2019. We think it is a story you will enjoy. For a sneak peek loo…more
Dear Candace:

The Black Ascot #21 in the Ian Rutledge series goes on sale February 5, 2019. We think it is a story you will enjoy. For a sneak peek look up the Black Ascot Horse Race of 1910, It sets the backdrop for this new mystery.(less)
Charles Todd We doubt it would work because Bess is a military nurse who deals with treating wounds, assisting with surgery, etc. Bess has no experience or trainin…moreWe doubt it would work because Bess is a military nurse who deals with treating wounds, assisting with surgery, etc. Bess has no experience or training as a midwife. We love that series and would love to see Bess on the BBC!(less)
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“That's the point of working with one's hands, you see. It gives the mind something else to do besides worry.”
Charles Todd, A Duty to the Dead

“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

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