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Todd, Charles

Works: 132 works in 1,175 publications in 8 languages and 62,011 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3570.O37, 813.54
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Publications about Charles Todd
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A test of wills by Charles Todd( Book )
45 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,834 libraries worldwide
Inspector Ian Rutledge left a brilliant career in Britain's Scotland Yard to fight World War I. Now back home, his first case is the murder of a retired army colonel. Unhappily for Rutledge, the chief suspect is a decorated war hero and a friend of the prince of Wales. A first novel
Proof of guilt by Charles Todd( Book )
24 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
When the clues in a hit-and-run investigation lead him to two families famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge is pitted against his new supervisor who, dismissing the evidence, has his own suspect
No shred of evidence by Charles Todd( Book )
25 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
"New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd brings back Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge, who must unravel an unsolved, old case before he can bring a murderer to justice"--
An impartial witness by Charles Todd( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,731 libraries worldwide
A murder leads World War I nurse Bess Crawford into the clutches of a wily killer
A lonely death by Charles Todd( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
It's 1920. Three men are dead, all garroted, all war veterans. When a piece of evidence, kept from the public, suggests a much stronger link between the victims and the unknown, it's up to World War I battered survivor, Scotland Yard Detective Ian Rutledge to find the killer
Hunting shadows : an Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd( Book )
20 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and held by 1,727 libraries worldwide
"A man is murdered at a society wedding held at Ely Cathedral, and the local police are mystified. In the end, they send for Scotland Yard, but not before another man is killed. This time, there's a witness, but her description of the killer is so strange that no one believes her. So it's Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge's task to find out who the murderer is and why he has set out on this killing spree, because there is another death, and the three victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically can connect them. Even as Rutledge begins to close in on the perpetrator, he finds himself doubting his own judgment because the facts are contradictory. It isn't until the fourth murder that something Rutledge witnessed in the war gives him the key and brings back an episode he has tried to forget. But that leaves him with a moral dilemma with only one solution. Will he follow the letter - or the spirit - of the law?"--
A fine summer's day : an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery by Charles Todd( Book )
20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,722 libraries worldwide
"New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge's past--to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I.On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice.To the north on this warm and gentle day, another man in love--a Scottish Highlander--shows his own dear girl the house he will build for her in September. While back in England, a son awaits the undertaker in the wake of his widowed mother's death. This death will set off a series of murders across England, seemingly unconnected, that Rutledge will race to solve in the weeks before the fateful declaration in August that will forever transform his world.As the clouds of war gather on the horizon, all of Britain wonders and waits. With every moment at stake, Rutledge sets out to right a wrong--an odyssey that will eventually force him to choose between the Yard and his country, between love and duty, and between honor and truth"--Provided by publisher
The red door by Charles Todd( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
In post-World War I England, Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge faces a wall of silence as he attempts to bring a ruthless killer to justice for the bludgeoning death of a Lancashire woman and the murder of a man who never came home from the Great War
A duty to the dead by Charles Todd( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 1,691 libraries worldwide
Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is far different from that of the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. At the outbreak of WWI, she volunteers for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed hospital ship Britannic. On one voyage, she promises to a deliver a message from a dying officer to his brother. Once she's able to do so, she's disturbed at the brother's indifferent reception of the message, and when an unexpected turn of events provides her with an opportunity to stay with the family for a short time, she takes it
A bitter truth by Charles Todd( Book )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 libraries worldwide
A battlefield nurse during World War I, Bess Crawford, returning to London for a well-earned Christmas leave, finds her holiday fraught with mystery and murder when she agrees to help a bruised and battered woman return to her small village in Sussex
An unwilling accomplice by Charles Todd( Book )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,642 libraries worldwide
"World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd. Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing service hold Bess negligent for losing the war hero, and there will be an inquiry. Then comes disturbing word from the Shropshire police, complicating the already difficult situation: Wilkins has been spotted, and he's killed a man. If Bess is to save her own reputation, she must find Wilkins and uncover the truth. But the elusive soldier has disappeared again and even the Shropshire police have lost him. Suddenly, the moral implications of what has happened--that a patient in her charge has committed murder--become more important to Bess than her own future. She's going to solve this mysterious puzzle, but righting an injustice and saving her honor may just cost Bess her life" --
A long shadow by Charles Todd( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself the target of a mysterious person who is leaving oddly engraved cartridge casings around that seem to point to unfinished business involving the Great War
The confession by Charles Todd( Book )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,636 libraries worldwide
Troubled Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge wrestles with a startling and dangerous case that reaches far into the past when a false confession from a man who is not who he claims to be leads to a brutal murder
An unmarked grave by Charles Todd( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,628 libraries worldwide
While contending with wounded soldiers and influenza patients, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford stumbles upon the body of an officer and family friend who has been murdered, and uses her father's connections in the military to search for an elusive killer
A question of honor by Charles Todd( Book )
25 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
While tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess Crawford discovers that an officer from her father's regiment who had killed five people in India and England is still alive, and sets out to clear her father's name
A matter of justice by Charles Todd( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,571 libraries worldwide
When successful London businessman is found savagely and bizarrely murdered in a medieval tithe barn on his estate in Somerset, Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is called upon to investigate and soon discovers that the victim was universally despised
A pattern of lies : a Bess Crawford mystery by Charles Todd( Book )
25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
"A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery ... An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It's called an appalling tragedy-- until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn't stop with Philip Ashton's arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege. The only known witness to the tragedy is now at the Front in France. Bess is asked to find him. When she does, he refuses to tell her anything that will help the Ashtons. Realizing that he believes the tissue of lies that has nearly destroyed a family, Bess must convince him to tell her what really happened that terrible Sunday morning. But now someone else is also searching for this man. To end the vicious persecution of the Ashtons, Bess must risk her own life to protect her reluctant witness from a clever killer intent on preventing either of them from ever reaching England"
Racing the devil : an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery by Charles Todd( Book )
24 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
"Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the acclaimed bestselling series. On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead--and make it through the war--they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice. In November 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. But a serious mishap mars the reunion. In the mountains just north of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road, and one man is badly injured. No one knows--or will admit to knowing--which driver was at the wheel of the rogue motorcar. Back in England one year later, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Was it an accident due to the hazardous conditions? Or premeditated murder? Is the crash connected in some way to the unfortunate events in the mountains above Nice the year before? The dead driver wasn't in France--although the motorcar he drove was. If it was foul play, was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man the intended victim after all? Investigating this perplexing case, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that the truth is elusive--and that the villages on the South Downs, where the accident happened, are adept at keeping secrets, frustrating his search. Determined to remain in the shadows this faceless killer is willing to strike again to stop Rutledge from finding him. This time, the victim he chooses is a child, and it will take all of Rutledge's skill to stop him before an innocent young life is sacrificed"--
A cold treachery by Charles Todd( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
Called out by Scotland Yard into the teeth of a violent blizzard, Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself confronted with one of the most savage murders he has ever encountered. Rutledge might have expected such unspeakable carnage on the World War I battlefields, where he'd lost much of his soul--and his sanity--but not in an otherwise peaceful farm kitchen in remote Urskdale. Someone has murdered the Elcott family at their table without the least sign of struggle. Was the killer someone the young family knew and trusted? When the victims are tallied the local police are in for another shock: One of the Elcotts' children, a boy named Josh, is missing. Now the Inspector must race to uncover a murderer and to save a child before he's silenced by the merciless elements--or the even colder hands of a killer. Haunted and goaded by the soldier-ghost of his own tortured war past, Rutledge will discover the tragedy of war that splintered one marriage--and pulled together another. Love, jealousy, greed, revenge--or was it some twisted combination of all of them? Any one could lead a man or woman to murder. What had the Elcotts done to ignite their killer's rage? With time running out, Rutledge knows all too well that such a cold-blooded murderer could be hiding somewhere in the blinding snow… preparing to strike again
A pale horse by Charles Todd( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
Investigating the suspicious death of an unidentified man who may have been hunted by the British War Office, 1920s Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge experiences powerful roadblocks throughout the case and finds his own life in danger
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Todd, Caroline
Todd, Charles
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