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Suspense, thrills and love in October Best Reads

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If only life came with instructions.


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There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans.


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No bodices were harmed in this historical romance.


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Together we'll save the world...Unless we kill each other first.


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“The Wrath Is Coming.” But They Don’T Know Where—Or When.


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PREORDER this sexy & emotional story about a single dad wild with grief and the strong survivor he hires as his nanny!


Charles Todd


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Charles Todd | The Merits of Meeting Readers
January 5, 2015
One of the unexpected perks of writing is touring. Yes, it’s tiring, it takes you away from your writing, and you seem to spend  Read More...

Charles and Caroline Todd are a mother and son writing team who live on the east coast of the United States. Caroline has a BA in English Literature and History, and a Masters in International Relations. Charles has a BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Business Management, and a culinary arts degree that means he can boil more than water. Caroline has been married (to the same man) for umpteen years, and Charles is divorced.

Charles and Caroline have a rich storytelling heritage. Both spent many evenings on the porch listening to their fathers and grandfathers reminisce. And a maternal grandmother told marvelous ghost stories. This tradition allows them to write with passion about events before their own time. And an uncle/great uncle who served as a flyer in WWI aroused an early interest in the Great War.

Charles learned the rich history of Britain, including the legends of King Arthur, William Wallace, and other heroes, as a child. Books on Nelson and by Winston Churchill were always at hand. Their many trips to England gave them the opportunity to spend time in villages and the countryside, where there’s a different viewpoint from that of the large cities. Their travels are at the heart of the series they began ten years ago.

Charles’s love of history led him to a study of some of the wars that shape it: the American Civil War, WWI and WWII. He enjoys all things nautical, has an international collection of seashells and has sailed most of his life. Golf is still a hobby that can be both friend and foe. And sports in general are enthusiasms. Charles had a career as a business consultant. This experience gave him an understanding of going to troubled places where no one was glad to see him arrive. This was excellent training for Rutledge’s reception as he tries to find a killer in spite of local resistance.

Caroline has always been a great reader and enjoyed reading aloud, especially poetry that told a story. The Highwayman was one of her early favorites. Her wars are World War 1, the Boer War, and the English Civil War, with a sneaking appreciation of the Wars of the Roses as well. When she’s not writing, she’s traveling the world, gardening or painting in oils. Her background in international affairs backs up her interest in world events, and she’s also a sports fan, an enthusiastic follower of her favorite teams in baseball and pro football. She loves the sea but is a poor sailor–Charles inherited his iron stomach from his father. Still, she has never met a beach she didn’t like.

Both Caroline and Charles also share a love of animals, and family pets have always been “rescues.” There was once a lizard named Schnickelfritz. Don’t ask.

Writing together is a challenge, and both enjoy giving the other a hard time. The famous quote is that in revenge, Charles crashes Caroline’s computer, and Caroline crashes his parties. Will they survive to write more novels together? Stay tuned! Their father/husband is holding the bets.

 

Series

Ian Rutledge | Bess Crawford

Books:

A Casualty of War, October 2017
Bess Crawford #9
Hardcover
The Shattered Tree, May 2017
Bess Crawford Mysteries #8
Paperback (reprint)
Racing the Devil, February 2017
Inspector Ian Rutledge
Hardcover
The Shattered Tree, September 2016
Bess Crawford Mysteries #8
Hardcover
No Shred of Evidence, February 2016
Inspector Ian Rutledge #18
Hardcover
A Pattern of Lies, August 2015
Bess Crawford #7
Hardcover
A Fine Summer's Day, January 2015
Inspector Ian Rutledge #17
Hardcover
Hunting Shadows, February 2014
Inspector Ian Rutledge #16
Hardcover
Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories, September 2013
Paperback
A Question Of Honor, September 2013
A Bess Crawford Mystery
Hardcover
Proof Of Guilt, February 2013
Hardcover
The Walnut Tree, November 2012
Hardcover
An Unmarked Grave, June 2012
Bess Crawford #4
Hardcover
The Confession, January 2012
Hardcover
A Bitter Truth, September 2011
Bess Crawford #3
Hardcover
A Lonely Death, January 2011
Inspector Ian Rutledge #13
Hardcover
An Impartial Witness, September 2010
Hardcover
The Red Door, January 2010
Inspector Ian Rutledge #12
Hardcover
A Duty To The Dead, September 2009
Bess Crawford #1
Hardcover
A Matter Of Justice, January 2009
Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries
Hardcover
A Pale Horse, January 2008
An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
Hardcover
A False Mirror, January 2008
Ian Rutledge #9
Mass Market Paperback
A False Mirror, January 2007
Ian Rutledge #9
Hardcover
A Test of Wills, January 2007
Ian Rutledge #1
Paperback
A Long Shadow, January 2007
Ian Rutledge #8
Paperback (reprint)
A Long Shadow, January 2006
Ian Rutledge #8
Hardcover
A Cold Treachery, August 2005
Ian Rutledge #7
Paperback (reprint)
The Murder Stone, August 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Fearsome Doubt, July 2003
Ian Rutledge #6
Paperback (reprint)
Watchers of Time, July 2002
Ian Rutledge #5
Paperback (reprint)
Legacy of the Dead, June 2001
Ian Rutledge #4
Paperback (reprint)
Search the Dark, May 2000
Ian Rutledge #3
Paperback (reprint)

 

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