Search Results: "Charles Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF OWEN TODD by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A horror story based on reality, believably and sensitively constructed in the voice of the young protagonist. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
During the summer between fifth and sixth grades, Owen's best friend is exploited by an adult male babysitter. Read full book review >

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A CASUALTY OF WAR by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"In their ninth installment (The Shattered Tree, 2016, etc.), the authors writing as Todd move from a poignant description of Armistice Day—when soldiers drop to their knees at the sudden cessation of gunfire—to one soldier's plight back in England. Although the action includes a couple of perilous scenes too many, readers will love the heroine for her courage and determination."
In the aftermath of World War I, a surgical nurse tries to help a wounded officer who insists his cousin tried to kill him. Read full book review >

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NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The haunted detective is as thorough as usual, though he's dealing with faster-moving events than in some of his previous adventures (A Fine Summer's Day, 2015, etc.). There's no peace for the man and only a teaser of romantic feelings he scarcely admits."
A pleasure expedition in Cornwall turns deadly in Inspector Rutledge's 18th case. Read full book review >

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PROOF OF GUILT by Charles Todd
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Sturdily if not elegantly plotted, with the ghost of Hamish, the soldier Rutledge ordered executed in the war, still haranguing him."
Inspector Rutledge's 15th investigation concerns a corpse without a name. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSION by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Rutledge, still consumed with his own war memories, seems headed for a fierce emotional collapse this time out. One fervently hopes the Todd writing partnership can offer him solace in the next go-round."
A confession presents more questions than it answers. Read full book review >

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A FALSE MIRROR by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Compelling evidence that inside every warrior who returns from the front, there's a nightmare waiting to break out."
The heartbreaking aftermath of choosing either side in the fight-or-flight dilemma. Read full book review >

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A COLD TREACHERY by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"A slow beginning and melodramatic trappings put this a notch below Todd's most compelling work. Nonetheless, Rutledge and Hamish (A Fearsome Doubt, 2002, etc.) remain two of fiction's best antiwar spokesmen."
Who will find ten-year-old Josh Robinson first, the killer who slaughtered the rest of his family or Scotland Yard's Inspector Ian Rutledge and his familiar ghost Hamish? Read full book review >

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A PATTERN OF LIES by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Despite uneven pacing and a couple of creaky plot devices, Bess' seventh case (An Unwilling Accomplice, 2014, etc.) does its strong, determined heroine credit."
A nursing sister in the last days of World War I tries to help a man belatedly accused of murder. Read full book review >

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A BITTER TRUTH by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The least believable tale from the Todd partnership (An Impartial Witness, 2010, etc.) finds Bess, Roger and the Aussie traipsing all over France and England and bumping into each other. Still, few writers surpass Todd in depicting the insanity of war."
Sister Crawford spends an eventful Christmas 1917 on leave from the battlefield. Read full book review >

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A LONELY DEATH by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"Cummins's case is perhaps too neatly tied to a deathbed scene at Max's home. But one shouldn't quibble when Todd (The Red Door, 2009, etc.) so eloquently blasts war for the obscenity it is."
Two years after the Great War ends, another, more personal war begins. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF JUSTICE by Charles Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"In many ways a more subdued Todd, with many earmarks of a classic village mystery and less byplay from Hamish, the ghost who haunts Rutledge. But the author manages to slip in yet another antiwar message by tormenting Rutledge with the emotional repercussions of his own battle experiences."
A loathed village squire comes to a ghastly end. Read full book review >