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The Cliff's Edge was the most recently released book by Charles Todd, on February 14th, 2023.

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Charles Todd Stats: The highest rated book by Charles Todd on Book Notification is A Forgotten Place, the 11th novel in the Bess Crawford series. The second-highest rated book is A Pattern of Lies (Bess Crawford #8).

The most read book by Charles Todd on Book Notification is A Test of Wills, the first novel in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series. The second most read book is Wings of Fire (Inspector Ian Rutledge #2).

Below is a complete list of Charles Todd books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Charles Todd is the Inspector Ian Rutledge Series.

List of Inspector Ian Rutledge Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.8
A Test of Wills
1994
2
7.8
Wings of Fire
1998
3
7.9
Search the Dark
1999
4
9
Legacy of the Dead
2000
5
8.4
Watchers of Time
2001
6
8.3
A Fearsome Doubt
2002
7
8.5
A Cold Treachery
2005
8
8.5
A Long Shadow
2006
9
8.1
A False Mirror
2007
10
7.7
A Pale Horse
2007
11
7.8
A Matter of Justice
2008
12
8.3
The Red Door
2009
13
7
The Kidnapping
2010
14
8.1
A Lonely Death
2011
15
8.1
The Confession
2011
16
7
Proof of Guilt
2013
17
6
Cold Comfort
2013
18
7.9
Hunting Shadows
2014
19
8.5
A Fine Summer's Day
2015
20
8.1
No Shred of Evidence
2016
21
8.4
Racing the Devil
2017
22
7.5
The Piper
2017
23
8.4
The Gatekeeper
2018
24
8.9
The Black Ascot
2019
25
8.1
A Divided Loyalty
2020
26
8.2
A Fatal Lie
2021
27
8.5
A Game of Fear
2022

List of Bess Crawford Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
A Duty to the Dead
2009
2
9
An Impartial Witness
2010
3
7.8
A Bitter Truth
2011
4
8.7
An Unmarked Grave
2012
5
8
A Question of Honor
2013
6
6.7
An Unwilling Accomplice
2014
7
The Maharani's Pearls
2014
8
9.3
A Pattern of Lies
2015
9
8
The Shattered Tree
2016
10
8.4
A Casualty of War
2017
11
9.5
A Forgotten Place
2018
12
9
A Cruel Deception
2019
13
8
A Hanging at Dawn
2020
14
9.3
An Irish Hostage
2021
15
9.5
The Cliff's Edge
2023

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Mysterious Profiles Books in Publication Order

The Mysterious Profiles series offers brief biographies of iconic mystery writers, providing insights into their lives, works, and the creation of their most famous characters.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.7
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais)
2022
2
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen)
2022
3
8
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child)
2022
4
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly)
2022
5
8
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
6
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver)
2022
7
10
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman)
2022
8
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman)
2022
9
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey)
2022
10
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman)
2022
11
10
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter)
2022
12
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart)
2022
13
9
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter)
2022
14
10
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston)
2022
15
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson)
2022
16
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker)
2022
17
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry)
2022
18
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin)
2022
19
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell)
2022
20
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry)
2022
21
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile
2022
22
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2022
23
10
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith)
2022
24
8.1
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear)
2022
25
8
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
26
Ben Kincaid ( By: William Bernhardt)
2023
27
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2023
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List of Bibliomysteries Books in Publication Order

A collection of short stories and novellas centered around the theme of books. Each story combines elements of mystery, crime, and suspense with a focus on books, libraries, bookstores, or the world of literature, involving various authors contributing to this intriguing and literary-focused series.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
3
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
4
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
5
9
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
6
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
7
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
8
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
9
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
10
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
11
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
12
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
13
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
14
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
15
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
16
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
17
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
18
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane)
2014
19
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
22
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
23
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
24
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
25
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
26
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
27
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
28
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box
2018
33
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
37
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
38
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
39
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
40
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
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List of Bibliomysteries Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
3
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
4
9
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
5
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
6
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
7
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
8
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
9
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
10
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
11
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
12
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
13
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
14
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane)
2014
15
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
16
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
17
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
18
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
19
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
23
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
24
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
25
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
26
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
27
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
28
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box
2018
33
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Butler)
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
37
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
38
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
39
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
40
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
41
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
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List of Charles Todd Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Death Do Us Part
2006
2
4.7
A Study in Sherlock
2011
3
Deadly Pleasures
2013
4
Crimespree Magazine #58
2015
5
Death Knell V
2016
6
Malice Domestic 11
2016
7
Silent Night, Deadly Night
2016
8
Murder, They Wrote: Five Bibliomysteries by Edgar Award-Winning Authors
2018
9
10
Odd Partners
2019
10
Private Investigations: Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and Wonders in Their Lives
2020
11
Black Cat Weekly #50
2022
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Charles Todd: Biography

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Charles Todd is the author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge series which currently consists of 27 novels. The Inspector Ian Rutledge series started in 1994 with the novel A Test of Wills. The most recently released novel in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series was A Game of Fear which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming novels for the Inspector Ian Rutledge series.

Charles Todd has also written the Bess Crawford series which has 15 books including A Duty to the Dead and An Impartial Witness.

Charles Todd: Awards & Accolades

Todd's books have won multiple awards, A Test of Wills won the Barry Award, Best First Novel, in 1997. An Unmarked Grave won the Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award, in 2013. A Question of Honor won the Agatha Award, Best Historical Novel, in 2013. The Shattered Tree won the Edgar Award, Mary Higgins Clark Award, in 2017.

The following novels by Charles Todd were nominated for these awards:

  • A Test of Wills: Edgar Award, Best First Novel (1997). Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award (1997). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (1997). Anthony Award, Best First Mystery (1997).
  • Wings of Fire: Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award (1999). Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel (1999).
  • Legacy of the Dead: Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2001).
  • A Duty to the Dead: Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2010).
  • The Red Door: Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2011).
  • An Unmarked Grave: Agatha Award, Best Historical Novel (2012).
  • The Confession: Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2013).
  • A Question of Honor: Nero Award, Best Mystery Novel (2014).
  • Hunting Shadows: Agatha Award, Best Historical Novel (2014). Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2015).
  • An Unwilling Accomplice: Agatha Award, Best Historical Novel (2014).
  • Racing the Devil: Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2018).
  • A Casualty of War: RUSA Awards, Mystery Award (2018).
  • A Forgotten Place: Edgar Award, Sue Grafton Memorial Award (2019).

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Charles Todd are:

  1. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  2. Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie Dobbs Series.
  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  5. Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island Series.

Charles Todd: F.A.Q

What book awards has Charles Todd won?

A Test of Wills: Barry Award Best First Novel (1997).
An Unmarked Grave: Macavity Award Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2013).
A Question of Honor: Agatha Award Best Historical Novel (2013).
The Shattered Tree: Edgar Award Mary Higgins Clark Award (2017).

What was the first book Charles Todd wrote?

The first novel written by Charles Todd was A Test of Wills, published in 1994.

What was the most recent book Charles Todd wrote?

Their most recently released work was The Cliff's Edge on February 14th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Charles Todd?

Charles Todd does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Charles Todd written?

Charles Todd has written 47 books. 27 books in the Inspector Ian Rutledge Series, 15 books in the Bess Crawford Series, 1 Standalone Novel, 1 Short Story/Novella, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Mysterious Profiles Series, 1 book in the Bibliomysteries Series.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Charles Todd has always fascinated me because I have never heard of mother/son writing teams. Husband/wife and mother/daughter teams are relatively common. But a mother/son collaboration is new to me.

    Initially, I couldn’t figure out why I found Todd so compelling. But then I re-read A Duty to the Dead a few days ago and realized just how descriptive the author could be. I could practically taste the air.

    Of all the books Todd has written thus far, the Ian Rutledge series has to be my favorite. You cannot help but love Rutledge. There are better inspectors in the genre. But none of them are quite as noble as Rutledge.

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