Posts Tagged Charles Todd

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VJ Books has received: Kathy Reichs – Spider Bones, Terry McMillan – Getting to Happy, Nick Drake – Tutankhamun, Matt Hilton – Judgment & Wrath, Timothy Hallinan – The Queen of Patpong, Faye Kellerman – Hangman, Charles Todd – An Impartial Witness, Stuart Woods – Santa Fe Edge, Stephen Frey – Heaven’s Fury, Guilllermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan – The Fall.

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VJ Books has received:  Jonathan Nasaw – Boys from Santa CruzStephen Coonts – The DiscipleCharles Todd – The Red DoorSteve Hamilton – The Lock Artist, and  Spencer Quinn – Thereby Hangs a Tail.

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VJ Books has just received:  Vince Flynn – Pursuit of Honor and  Charles Todd – A Duty to the Dead.

On Poe’s 200 anniversary: Charles and Caroline Todd

(, Jan. 19, Dave Rosenthal)

Charles Todd, the mother/son mystery writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd, drew inspration from Edgar Allan Poe. Their latest work in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series, A Matter of Justice, will be released. Here is their guest post:

I met Edgar Allan Poe while hanging over the arm of the sofa as my father read “The Gold Bug” aloud to us. We’d gone to Hatteras, rented a creaky old house among the dunes, and it had poured rain for the first two days. So my father—ever prepared—read to my sister and me. She wandered off after a while to play with the house cat, but I was well and truly hooked. The treasure was hidden in much the same seaside, as far as I was concerned, and I could picture men just out of sight, digging away. Working out the code was intriguing, and I never forgot that e was the most common letter in the English alphabet. When the rain went on another day, we got “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, true mysteries. These were a little beyond me, but with my father’s voice changes and explanations, they kept me enthralled. I didn’t know what an Ourang-Outang (more…)