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Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor is a British crime and historical novelist, winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger (for lifelong excellence in the genre) and many other awards. His books include the international bestseller, The American Boy (a Richard and Judy selection); the Roth Trilogy (filmed for TV as Fallen... show more



Andrew Taylor is a British crime and historical novelist, winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger (for lifelong excellence in the genre) and many other awards. His books include the international bestseller, The American Boy (a Richard and Judy selection); the Roth Trilogy (filmed for TV as Fallen Angel); and The Anatomy of Ghosts, shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.His latest books are the Kindle Single novella, Broken Voices, which is a ghost story; and The Scent of Death, set in eighteenth-century New York City (February 2013).He lives on the borders of England and Wales. He is the Spectator's crime fiction reviewer.For more information about Andrew Taylor and his books, see: www.andrew-taylor.co.ukFollow on twitter: @andrewjrtaylor

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Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 1 year ago
by Andrew Taylor This started with a list of characters, something I always skip past. They don't mean anything until they become a part of the story! However, once the story began, some familiar characters from the first book of the series appeared, most notably Catherine Lovett and James Marwo...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 2 years ago
by Andrew Taylor The Ashes of London is set against the Great London Fire of 1666. There are two stories intertwined. A first person narrative from James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer, who is tasked to track down the killer of a mummified corpse found in St Paul's after it has burned down, a...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
This, ladies and gentlemen, is an official DNF. I don't make those very often; mostly I let a book marinate in my "currently reading" pile, because I might get back to it. I save DNF for a book that I know I will never "get back to." Ashes of London is one of those. And I'm disappointed, becau...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 3 years ago
Andrew Taylor has made a career out of historical thrillers and his latest book is a compelling dive into post-republic Britain. Many of us perhaps recall 1666 as the year of the 'great fire of London', a catastrophic event in the history of the nation, often taught in classrooms alongside the impac...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 3 years ago
I read this after attending a talk on World Book Night by the author. Still, my curiosity was well rewarded. A real 'page-turner', I slipped through the book in just three or four sittings and the plot moved through the gears effortlessly. In spite of the powerless situation in which the ten year-ol...
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