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Andrew Taylor

Biography

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of novels, including the Dougal and Lydmouth crime series, the psychological thrillers BLEEDING HEART SQUARE and THE ANATOMY OF GHOSTS, the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed drama Fallen Angel, and THE AMERICAN BOY, his #1 bestselling historical novel, which was a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club choice.

He has won many awards, including the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger, an Edgar Scroll from the Mystery Writers of America, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it twice) and the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger, awarded for sustained excellence in crime writing. He also writes for the Spectator.

He lives with his wife Caroline in the Forest of Dean.

Andrew Taylor

Books by Andrew Taylor

by Andrew Taylor - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In the Court of Charles II, it’s a dangerous time to be alive --- a wrong move may lead to disgrace, exile or death. Therefore, the discovery of a body at the home of one of the highest courtiers in the land could have catastrophic consequences. James Marwood, a traitor’s son, is ordered to cover up the killing. But the dead man is known to Marwood --- as is the most likely culprit, Cat Lovett. Marwood is sure Cat is innocent, so he determines to discover the true murderer. But time is running out. If he makes a mistake, it could threaten the King himself.

by Andrew Taylor - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames spread. Now, guided by the incorruptible Fire Court, the city is slowly rebuilding. James Marwood, son of a traitor, is thrust into this treacherous environment when his ailing father claims to have stumbled upon a murdered woman --- in the very place where the Fire Court sits. Then his father is run down and killed. Determined to uncover the truth, Marwood turns to the one person he can trust --- Cat Lovett, the daughter of a despised regicide. But then comes a third death…and Marwood and Cat are forced to confront a vicious and increasingly desperate killer whose actions threaten the future of the city itself.

by Andrew Taylor - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

The Great Fire rages through London, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul’s is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a traitor and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, the body of a man is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul’s. There is a stab wound to his neck, and his thumbs have been tied behind his back. Marwood hunts the killer through London’s devastated streets where before too long a second murder is uncovered. At a time of dangerous internal dissent, Marwood’s investigation will lead him into treacherous waters --- and across the path of a determined and vengeful young woman.

by Andrew Taylor - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Edward Savill, working in London as an agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife, Augusta, has been killed in France. She leaves behind 10-year-old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court, a house in the country leased by a group of émigré refugees. Savill is sent to retrieve the boy, though it proves easier to reach Charnwood than to leave. And only when Savill arrives there does he discover that Charles is mute. The boy has witnessed horrors beyond his years, but what terrible secret haunts him so deeply that he is unable to utter a word?

by Andrew Taylor - Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Edward Savill, a London clerk from the American Department, is assigned to New York to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists caught on the wrong side of the American War of Independence. The discovery of a body in the notorious slums of Canvas Town thrusts Savill into a murder inquiry. But in the escalating violence of a desperate city, why does one death matter? Because the secret this killing hides could be the key to power for whoever uncovers it…

by Andrew Taylor - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of murdered Sylvia Whichcote has been sighted by Frank Oldershaw, a fellow commoner. When his mother employs John Holdsworth, author of "The Anatomy of Ghosts" --- an account of why ghosts are mere delusion --- to investigate, the uneasy status quo at Jerusalem is rapidly torn apart.