Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. Among the honors accorded to the Ian Rutledge mysteries are the Barry Award and nominations for the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys Award, the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the U.S., and the John Creasey Award in the UK. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.
"The atmosphere of the claustrophobic community Bess is trapped in is palpable as Todd (the mother-and-son writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd) expertly ratchets up the suspense."--Publishers Weekly The novel has a distinctly gothic feel to it: remote locale, harsh landscape, stormy weather, mysterious villagers--and the sense that something truly evil is hiding, perhaps in plain sight. Followers of the Crawford series will find much to like here.--Booklist on A Forgotten Place "A superb whodunit--just when you think you have it figured out, Todd throws a curve--and a moving evocation of a world at war."--Richmond Times-Dispatch on A Bitter Truth "It's that melancholy tone, the legacy of the trenches, that gives Todd's polite rural mystery such uncommon depth."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review on No Shred of Evidence "Admirable, courageous and occasionally reckless, Bess ranks among the best of fictional amateur sleuths. [Todd] again creates a thought-provoking novel that evokes the terrors and suspicions of war."--Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Shattered Tree "Todd's meticulous research... illustrates the toll the war has taken on the battle-weary military as well as the nurses and doctors, the sacrifices of the residents, [and] the citizens' valiant struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy. . . . . A vivid and personal look at WWI."--SouthFlorida.com on A Casualty of War "Harsh period attitudes toward traumatic stress and the exhaustion of a long war add poignancy to Todd's satisfying puzzle of identity and inheritance."--Publishers Weekly on A Casualty of War "It is intensely personal, as all great stories should be."--Anne Perry, Internationally Bestselling Author on A Casualty of War "A superb entry in a superb series: an exquisite sense of time and place, a satisfying mystery with a breathless conclusion, and above all the complex, haunted, charismatic Inspector Ian Rutledge himself-truly one of crime fiction's most absorbing characters."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Racing the Devil "The Shattered Tree is an enjoyable and quick read-well worth the time."--New York Journal of Books on The Shattered Tree "The latest Crawford mystery is rich in character and period detail, with a solidly constructed story that should keep readers immersed in the action."--Booklist on A Casualty of War "A Casualty of War is another masterful work in this series, and I cannot recommend it enough." --Bookreporter.com on A Casualty of War "A Casualty of War is [Charles] Todd's strongest war book..."--Washington Times on A Casualty of War "I love series that follow particular characters over time and through their experiences, so I automatically read the latest installments from ... Charles Todd."--Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Times Book Review "A masterpiece of imagination."--New York Times bestselling author Lee Child on the Ian Rutledge series