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Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile

Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile

by Charles Todd

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Overview

The New York Times–bestselling author discusses the creation of their beloved English police inspector and his long-running mystery series.
 
Scotland Yard’s Insp. Ian Rutledge made his debut in 1996 with Charles Todd’s historical police procedural A Test of Wills. Many years and cases later, the shell-shocked World War I veteran has won over readers far and wide. But how did such a troubled yet wise character come to be?
 
Writing together as Charles Todd, the mother-son duo of Caroline and Charles Todd, share insights on creating their sleuth and the New York Times–bestselling series. In this essay, they discuss their mutual enthusiasm for history and storytelling, as well as their influences. They share the story of their fateful trip to a Revolutionary War battlefield that inspired them to write a novel together. They also talk about creating Rutledge and his world, working together, and, of course, historical research. Inspector Rutledge fans won’t want to miss this.
 
Praise for Charles Todd and the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries
 
“You’re going to love Todd.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
 
“The melancholy tone that distinguishes the Rutledge series is a reminder that war never ends for the families and friends of lost loved ones. It just retreats into the shadows.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affective being written these days.” ―The Washington Post Book World
 
“Evocative . . . An absorbing mystery.” ―Orlando Sentinel
 
“[A] profound and insightful rendering of a Britain between the wars.” ― Hartford Courant
 
“Exceptionally clever plot . . . As always, Todd . . . deepen[s] their crafty whodunit with a moving exploration of their astute sleuth’s inner torments.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


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ISBN-13: 9781504074636
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publication date: 06/07/2022
Series: Mysterious Profiles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 21
Sales rank: 50,829
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charles Todd is the pen name of the mother and son writing team Charles and Caroline Todd. The authors are best known for their Inspector Ian Rutledge series set in post–World War I England. A Test of Wills, the first in the series, was nominated for an Edgar Award and won Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine’s Barry Gardiner Award. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association named it one of their 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century and it was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Wings of Fire, the second in the series, was short-listed for the first Ellis Peters Mystery Award in the UK. Search in the Dark won the 1999 Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. Their newest series features Bess Crawford and is set in the 1900s. Charles and Caroline Todd live in Delaware and North Carolina respectively.
Charles Todd is the pen name for the American mother-and-son writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd. Their books often deal with the Great War and veterans. Best known for their Ian Rutledge Mysteries, they have received two Agatha Awards for their novels.

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