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Andrew Taylor – The Ashes Of London pdf book

Andrew Taylor - The Ashes Of London pdf book

Andrew Taylor – The Ashes Of London pdf book

The Ashes Of London

Author : Andrew Taylor
Publisher : HarperCollins (April 7, 2016)
Genre : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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From the No.1 best-selling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.

London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, 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 disgraced printer, and reluctant government informer.

In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul’s, in a tomb that should have been empty. The man’s body has been mutilated and his thumbs have been tied behind his back.

Under orders from the government, Marwood is tasked with hunting down the killer across the devastated city. But at a time of dangerous internal dissent and the threat of foreign invasion, Marwood finds his investigation leads him into treacherous waters – and across the path of a determined, beautiful and vengeful young woman.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Andrew Taylor

‘Taylor’s mastery of plot and character show to great effect in a story that has a depth few other historical crime novels can match’ Sunday Times

‘As a writer, Taylor wears his learning lightly and shares with Hilary Mantel the capacity to take the reader directly into a vanished world’ Times Literary Supplement

Praise for The American Boy

‘A most artful and delightful book, that will both amuse and chill, and it will have you desperate to search out a quiet corner to continue your acquaintance with it.’ Daily Telegraph

Praise for The Silent Boy

‘Effortlessly authentic … gripping … moving and believable. An excellent work’ C. J. Sansom

About the Author

Andrew Taylor is the multiple award-winning author of The American Boy, his No. 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 three times) and the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger, awarded for sustained excellence in crime writing.

Biography

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.uk

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