Caroline Todd, who wrote several bestselling series with her son Charles under the pen name Charles Todd, died on August 28.
Todd and her son published the first book in the Ian Rutledge series, A Test of Wills, in 1996. The book won the Barry Award from Deadly Pleasures mystery magazine and was nominated for the John Creasey Award in the U.K., the Edgar Award, and the Anthony Award. The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association named A Test of Wills one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the 20th Century, and it was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
The team published more than 30 titles, including two stand-alone novels, an anthology of short stories and more than 20 short stories.