Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and one stand-alone novel. A mother-and-son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina. Caroline Todd’s MA in international relations led to a lifetime of adventure around the world. Her background in history and her enthusiasm for suspense films led to creating a detective who had to make his own decisions and live with his own conscience. Charles Todd has been a board member of Mystery Writers of America and national Secretary, as well as President of the Southeast Chapter. His experiences as a corporate troubleshooter shaped his interest in writing psychological suspense set in post World War I Britain where the detective is still master of the crime scene.