The New York Times' bestselling mother-and-son author team of Caroline and Charles Todd will visit Fort Knox's Barr Memorial Library at noon Feb. 28 as part of the Authors at Your Library program.

The Black Ascot is the latest book in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series. Ian Rutledge seeks a killer who has eluded Scotland Yard for years. Alan Barrington, the prime suspect in a shocking murder that occurred at the Black Ascot horse race, has seemingly returned to England. Rutledge is charged to quietly investigate. But his sanity is brought into question by a sudden turn of events. He soon realizes the only way to save his career -- and his mind -- is by finding Barrington and bringing him to justice.

In addition to the Inspector Ian Rutledge series, the Todds write the Bess Crawford series; they have also written two stand-alone novels. The Ian Rutledge series has been nominated for or won numerous honors, including the Barry Award, the Edgar Award, and the John Creasy Award.

Caroline Todd has a BA in English Literature and History and a master's degree in International Relations. Charles has a BA in Communication Arts with an emphasis on Business Management and a culinary arts degree.

Aside from a rich storytelling heritage, Charles and Caroline also share an interest in history, sports, and a love of animals. Their family pets have always been rescues. They currently reside on the east coast of the United States.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barr Memorial Library at (502) 624-1232 or visit the website www.barrlibrary.org.