A highly-regarded British novelist, best-known for his historical novels and crime fiction, Andrew Taylor holds a CWA Diamond Dagger for excellence in crime writing and is the only author to have won the CWA Historical Dagger three times. A full-time writer since 1981, Taylor is the author of more than 40 novels. These include the historical mysteries The Silent Boy, The Anatomy of Ghosts, Bleeding Heart Square and The American Boy. Taylor’s most recent novels are The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, the first two novels in a bestselling crime series set in seventeenth-century England. The third novel in the sequence, The King’s Evil, will be published in April 2019.
Plunging readers once again into the expertly realised world of 17th-century England, Andrew Taylor returns with the third instalment of his phenomenally popular series. Taylor hit his stride with The Fire Court, fleshing out his central players, James Marwood and Cat Lovett. Now, with Marwood charged to cover-up a murder and Cat the main suspect, the stakes have once again been raised.