The Fire Court - James Marwood & Cat Lovett Book 2 (Paperback)Andrew Taylor (author)
- 10+ in stock
From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London
Somewhere in the soot-stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground...
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, but times are volatile and danger is only ever a heartbeat away.
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. Accident? Or another murder...?
Determined to uncover the truth, Marwood turns to the one person he can trust - Cat Lovett, the daughter of a despised regicide. Marwood has helped her in the past. Now it's her turn to help him. 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.
Read more about the background and history that lies behind this bestselling historical thriller as Andrew Taylor gives an insight into the research that influenced The Ashes of London.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm
'Once again, Taylor combines his detailed research with a deviously twist-laden storyline.' - The Observer
'With a fast-moving, complex plot, Taylor brings the 17th century to life so vividly that one can almost smell it.' - The Guardian
'An atmospheric pleasure, full of twists and memorable characters.' - The Times
'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
Praise for Andrew Taylor:
'The Ashes of London weaves a pacy story from the framework of true events. A new Shardlake may rise from the ashes.' - The Times
'If you like C. J. Sansom, or Hilary Mantel, you'll love Andrew Taylor.' - Peter James
'The Ashes of London presents a breathtakingly ambitious picture of an era ... the multiple narrative strands are drawn together in a brilliantly orchestrated finale.' - Financial Times
'One of the most reliably enjoyable of historical novelists ... Taylor demonstrates his usual command of plot and historical background.' - The Sunday Times
'This is terrific stuff: intelligent, engrossing and, in its evocation of a long-vanished London, wonderfully plausible.' - Daily Telegraph
You may also be interested in...
“Story carries on...”
The sequel to Ashes of London finds our hero , James Marwood , pursuing an unknown killer in Restoration London. Andrew Taylor really captures the treacherous times following the Great Fire and intrigues , squalidness... More
“James and Cat are back with fire and fury!”
First of all, I will say that there is no doubt that if you loved Ashes of London, you will love The Fire Court. To put it simply- if it ain't broke don't fix it! The historical setting is perfect, the... More
Andrew Taylor's sequel to Ashes of London, takes us back into the past, after the Great Fire of London.
He has managed to create the setting in such exquisite detail that I found myself sucked into the world, and... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Please note that owing to current COVID-19 restrictions, many of our shops are closed. Find out more by clicking here.