Charles Todd is a pseudonym used by the mother-and-son writing duo of American authors Caroline and Charles Todd. Their main series features Inspector Ian Rutledge, an English detective working in Scotland Yard during post-WWI England. Their other characters include Francesca Hatton and Bess Crawford.

Caroline and Charles Todd wrote their first novel in 1996, titled A Test of Wills. Below is a list of Charles Todd’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Inspector Ian Rutledge Books

A Test Of Wills (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wings of Fire (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Search the Dark (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legacy of the Dead (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watchers of Time (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fearsome Doubt (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cold Treachery (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Shadow (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A False Mirror (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pale Horse (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Matter of Justice (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Door (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kidnapping (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Lonely Death (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confession (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Proof of Guilt (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Comfort (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting Shadows (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fine Summer's Day (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Shred of Evidence (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Racing the Devil (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Piper (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gatekeeper (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Ascot (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Divided Loyalty (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fatal Lie (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Game of Fear (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bess Crawford Books

A Duty to the Dead (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Impartial Witness (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bitter Truth (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Unmarked Grave (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Question of Honor (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Unwilling Accomplice (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maharani's Pearls (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pattern of Lies (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shattered Tree (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Casualty of War (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Forgotten Place (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cruel Deception (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Hanging at Dawn (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Irish Hostage (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Murder Stone (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Walnut Tree (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Tales (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Little Box(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mystery Writers of America Presents Death Do Us Part: New Stories About Love, Lust, and Murder(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Study in Sherlock(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Knell V(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Odd Partners(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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8 Responses to “Order of Charles Todd Books”

  1. Mary Flickinger: 2 years ago

    Also, I just wanted to mention, that Peter Robinson, Chief Inspector DCI Banks series is a pretty good read, set in England also.

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  2. Mary Flickinger: 2 years ago

    I’ve really enjoyed reading the Ian Rutledge series. There’s just something about the good writing and visuals that just carry you along, the time that the stories are set in after the first world war, the suffering of the soldiers both on the battlefield and when they returned home, shell shocked only to receive public scorn and embarrassment, and the weaving of all this into the story of a person trying to get their life in order again. As much as I enjoy the books, I do agree with one of the comments that a couple of the books ended so abruptly, that the reader was left hanging. I wrote to the writers, asking them to understand that as readers, we form attachments to the characters in the book, when the story ends so abruptly, even though we might be able to figure out what happened, it leaves the reader hanging and doesn’t bring the closure on importance points of the lives of these characters. I also caught the fact that it should be milk and not cream!

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  3. Maureen Diwell Cate: 3 years ago

    I am totally hooked on Ian Rutledge as I have listened to to the first four books on Audible. I have been flummoxed, however, by two anachronisms. No-one in 1919 England would have used the word ‘gotten’ (nor in 2018 hopefully). Nor would any lady have asked a guest whether they took ‘cream’ in their tea. Milk is our additive. Now I see the authors are American and all is explained. Apart from those two things I would never have guessed.

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  4. debra puccio: 4 years ago

    Love Charles Todd’s new book, A Casualty of War! Going through a difficult time and this book helped me to escape for a while.I’m hoping that Bess Crawford and Simon Brandon get together soon.I think he’s always loved her! Great writing without obscenity.

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  5. pippin2: 4 years ago

    To Cody Cat…If Gale read carefully, Inspector Rutledge spelled the whole story out in his notes for Scotland Yard.
    Great stories.

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  6. Terry Toner: 5 years ago

    Charles Todd is my top read – it use to be Ruth Rendell – then I met her – shame – though the books were great – with Charles Todd I ensure I have the hardbacks on order for dispatch on Pub date – shame CT hasn’t a big impact on the New Zealand market :-((( – am eagerly awaiting the new book this month – WOW !!!!

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  7. CodyCat: 6 years ago

    Gale, I don’t think it’s very kind to tell others the ending of novels, even if you’re not sure of the outcome. Bad form, particularly among avid readers.

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  8. Gale: 6 years ago

    I just completed “Legacy of the Dead” and was a little surprised at the ending that left the reader hanging with questions of the health of inspector Rutledge, what happened to Fiona, young Ian and his future with Ian’s Godfather. None of the other books I have read have ended like this. I was hoping that the next book would possibly start out with Rutledge’s recovery and ending the story that so abruptly ended in Legacy. I got “Watchers of Time” from the local library and discovered that I already read this book with no completion of Legacy Help!!

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