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The Fire Court (#2 Ashes of London)
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Andrew Taylor
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The Fire Court (#2 Ashes of London)

Andrew Taylor


9780008119140

Harper Collins


Fiction & Literature;
Historical mysteries


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448 pages

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A time of terrible danger... The Great Fire has ravaged London. Now, guided by the Fire Court, the city is rebuilding, but times are volatile and danger is only ever a heartbeat away.

Two mysterious deaths... James Marwood, a traitor's son, is thrust into this treacherous environment when his father discovers a dead woman in the very place where the Fire Court sits. The next day his father is run down. Accident? Or another murder...?

A race to stop a murderer... Determined to uncover the truth, Marwood turns to the one person he can trust - Cat Lovett, the daughter of a despised regicide. Then comes a third death... and Marwood and Cat are forced to confront a vicious killer who threatens the future of the city itself.iller who threatens the future of the city itself.

By:   Andrew Taylor
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780008119140
ISBN 10:   0008119147
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew Taylor is the author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy, which was adapted into the acclaimed TV drama Fallen Angel, and the historical crime novels The Ashes of London, The Silent Boy, The Scent of Death and The American Boy, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and 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 three times) and the CWA's prestigious Diamond Dagger, awarded for sustained excellence in crime writing. He also writes for the Spectator and The Times. He lives with his wife Caroline in the Forest of Dean.


`Andrew Taylor's historical crime novels have proved a benchmark for the genre, and The Fire Court is no exception. Cunningly plotted and movingly written, it's a fascinating portrait of a city, and its people, recovering from trauma' Mick Herron, bestselling author of Slow Horses `This is how historical crime should be written, with rich authenticity underpinning a twisting plot' The Times `Marwood and Lovett's search for a killer in the sooty streets of 1660s London is an atmospheric pleasure, full of twists and memorable characters' The Times `With a fast-moving, complex plot underpinned by solid but unobtrusive research and plenty of drama and intrigue, Taylor brings the 17th century to life so vividly that one can almost smell it' Guardian `Once again, Taylor combines his detailed research with a deviously twist-laden storyline' Observer `This gripping mystery is even better than its predecessor, The Ashes of London' Sunday Express S Magazine `Taylor remains to my mind at the top of the list of historical novelists writing in English today' Reviewing the Evidence `If it were not a superlative crime novel, Taylor's evocative picture of the Great Fire of London, The Ashes of London, could be considered a historical novel of the first order. Its sequel, The Fire Court, is equally impressive' Financial Times Praise for Andrew Taylor: `If you like C. J. Sansom, or Hilary Mantel, you'll love Andrew Taylor' Peter James `Ashes of London is terrific' Sarah Hilary `A breathtakingly ambitious picture of an era' Financial Times `Elegant, engrossing' Sunday Express `One of the most reliably enjoyable of historical novelists ... Taylor demonstrates his usual command of plot and historical background' The Sunday Times 'A complex weave of history and mystery and the first of a new series from Andrew Taylor' The i

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