Charles Todd, author of A Pattern of Lies, on tour April 2016

Posted By on April 11, 2016

A Pattern of Lies coverAbout A Pattern of Lies

• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 12, 2016)

A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Timesbestselling author of A Question of Honor and An Unwilling Accomplice.

An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It’s called an appalling tragedy—until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn’t stop with Philip Ashton’s arrest. Indeed, someone is out for blood, and the household is all but under siege.

The only known witness to the tragedy is now at the Front in France. Bess is asked to find him. When she does, he refuses to tell her anything that will help the Ashtons. Realizing that he believes the tissue of lies that has nearly destroyed a family, Bess must convince him to tell her what really happened that terrible Sunday morning. But now someone else is also searching for this man.

To end the vicious persecution of the Ashtons, Bess must risk her own life to protect her reluctant witness from a clever killer intent on preventing either of them from ever reaching England.

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Charles ToddAbout Charles Todd

Charles Todd is the author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina.

Visit their website at Charlestodd.com and like CharlesToddNovels on Facebook.

Charles Todd’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 12th: FictionZeal

Wednesday, April 13th: A Book Geek

Thursday, April 14th: #redhead.with.book

Monday, April 18th: Jayne’s Books

Wednesday, April 20th: Reading is My Super Power

Wednesday, April 20th: Mel’s Shelves

Thursday, April 21st: Tina Says…

Monday, April 25th: Mama Vicky Says

Tuesday, April 26th: Staircase Wit

Wednesday, April 27th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

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