Caroline and Charles Todd
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The authors are best known for a series of novels, set in post World War I England. The 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.
They are also the authors of a series about Bess Crawford, a nurse serving in France during World War I.
Recognition and Awards
A Test of Wills (1996) was nominated for the John Creasey Award in the United Kingdom; other nominations are the Edgar Award, an Anthony, and the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Dilys Award. The work won the Barry Gardiner Award from the Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association named A Test of Wills one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century, and it received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Wings of Fire (1998) received a nomination for the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Dilys Award and was shortlisted for first Ellis Peters Mystery Award in the United Kingdom. Again The New York Times selected it as a Notable Book of the Year.
Search the Dark (1999) was the winner of the 1999 Reviewers Choice Award from the Romantic Times Magazine.
Legacy of the Dead (2000) earned the Todd's a third The New York Times Notable book listing.
A Cold Treachery (2005) received a Publishers Weekly: Starred Review.
Featuring Inspector Ian Rutledge
- A Test of Wills (1996) . ISBN 0-06-124284-5
- Wings of Fire (1998) . ISBN 0-312-96568-0
- Search the Dark(1999) . ISBN 0-312-97128-1
- Legacy of the Dead (2000) . ISBN 0-553-58315-8
- Watchers of Time (2001) . ISBN 0-553-58316-6
- A Fearsome Doubt (2002) . ISBN 0-553-58317-4
- A Cold Treachery (2005) . ISBN 0-553-58661-0
- A Long Shadow (2006) . ISBN 0-06-078673-6
- A False Mirror (2007) . ISBN 0-06-078673-6
- A Pale Horse (2008) . ISBN 0-06-123356-0
- A Matter of Justice (2009) . ISBN 0-06-123359-5
- The Red Door (2010) . ISBN 0-06-172616-8 . ISBN 978-0-06-172616-3
- A Lonely Death (2011)
- The Confession (2012)
- Proof of Guilt (2013)
- Hunting Shadows (2014)
Featuring Bess Crawford
- A Duty to the Dead (2009)
- An Impartial Witness (2010)
- A Bitter Truth (2011)
- An Unmarked Grave (2012)
- A Question of Honor (2013). Available for pre-order. Expected release: 27 August 2013.
- The Murder Stone (2003)
- The Walnut Tree (2012)
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