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Charles Todd

3.91 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Charles Todd
The Walnut Tree (2012)
language
English
3.56 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is a good story. And after all, what is more important? I recommend this book if you like anything by Nicholas Sparks. It has that quality about it. The Charles Todd writing team is superb in every story they accomplish. This one doesn't have the suspense and the "bite" of t...
Hunting Shadows (2014)
language
English
3.97 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I liked this Charles Todd book. There was a twist at the end I did not see coming. I do agree with other readers that in the middle the book became a little tedious with Rutledge's back and forth interviews. However, it quickly picked up steam. Rutledge's character continues ...
A Question of Honor (2013)
language
English
series
3.84 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Another story about Bess Crawford, WW1 battlefield nurse. This one has its roots in her childhood in India and a mystery about an officer in her father's regiment. The story is interesting and I found the sense of the times even more interesting. Horrifying to read of the war car...
The Red Door (2010)
language
English
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I picked this book up having never read anything by Charles Todd. I was excited to read it being the back cover sounded right up my alley. I love a good murder mystery however I found this book drawn out. I also feel it just had too much going on. It took me three days to finish ...
A Duty To The Dead (2009)
language
English
series
3.9 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I actually liked this book, although I can't really say why. The plot was not the best, and the mystery was not airtight, but it was interesting. The language and descriptions didn't really indicate that it was set in England. It could have been anywhere, except for the massive a...
An Impartial Witness (2010)
language
English
series
3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This the 4th Bess Crawford book I've read and even though I'm not quite finished, I expect it will follow the same formula as the others: Bess finds herself on the fringes of a mysterious situation and simply cannot resist self-righteously meddling when she should properly be min...
A Lonely Death (2011)
language
English
4.05 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is the second book I have read in the Ian Rutledge series. I loved it. The focus on WWI is so interesting, particularly given our recent recognition of the anniversary of the start of the war. It was a devastating war and men returned home without adequate mental health f...
An Unmarked Grave (2012)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is another book in the Bess Crawford series. I had recently read my first book from that series and enjoyed it. The story revolves around a nurse who is working in 1918 during the Spanish influenza epidemic. She sees a dead body that she recognizes, but knows the man did ...
The Walnut Tree LP: A Holiday Tale (2012)
language
English
3.56 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I was trying to get the flavor of the WWI atmosphere and this was described as a Christmas tale. I enjoyed the light story written by this mother and son team. The main character was under the care of a guardian until she was 30 so when she found caught up with two suitors, and...
An Unwilling Accomplice (2000)
language
English
series
3.47 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Bess finds herself in a mess that this time she really couldn't avoid. Her job as a nurse and her good name are at risk when a soldier in her care disappears after being acknowledged as a hero by the king. Simon and Bess set out to find the deserter and find so much more. I st...
A Bitter Truth (2011)
language
English
series
3.83 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I like the Bess Crawford series because the stories are more about solving a mystery than seeing how much gore I have to endure while doing it. This story seemed to be somewhat contrived. I never resolved in my mind how Bess became sympathetic with the main character, Lydia. I...
The Confession (2012)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is the third book in the Inspector Rutledge series that I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The mystery was interesting and there was not as much emphasis on Rutledge's relations with his superiors at Scotland Yard which I liked. Rutledge is presented at the start of th...
Proof of Guilt (2013)
language
English
3.7 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I really liked most of this mystery. It was deeper and more serious than a popcorn mystery, the protagonist is a Scotland Yard detective so he has a reason to be poking around like he does, and it takes place in England between the wars which is the golden age for all mysteries....
Unwilling Accomplice LP, An (2014)
language
English
series
3.46 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This was a disappointing book. I've enjoyed most of the Bess Crawford mysteries but it feels like Todd was grasping for ideas on how to continue this series. There were many editorial mistakes (grammatical and typeface errors) which enhanced the feeling that very little effort wa...
A Matter of Justice (2008)
language
English
3.99 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A successful middle aged business man is found murdered and Inspector Rutledge is sent to investigate. He finds almost everyone in the small village despised the man, even his wife appeared to live as his wife in name only. As Inspector Rutledge continues his investigation, he di...
The Kidnapping (2000)
language
English
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: A very short Ian Rutledge mystery story.Though it is Ian Rutledge at his best, solving a mystery without fingerprints (which would have been very helpful in this story), it does not include the angst of Ian. Ian’s back story is not in this story. Just plain old solving a crime ...
The Maharani's Pearls (2014)
language
English
3.62 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This is a very short story about Bess Crawford as a young girl in India. It isn't really a mystery so much as a tale of adventure. Young Elizabeth suspects that a family friend may be in danger and takes steps to help. In the process her family is put into a dangerous situation a...
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